Via ferrata trails around the Elfer
The via ferrata trails in the Elferlifte area are almost legendary among climbing enthusiasts. Not everyone has sufficient strength and stamina to master those three routes. There is one via ferrata trail at the Elferkofel, the Elferturm and at the Ilmspitz, respectively.
Via ferrata Elferkofel
Characteristics:Ambitious climbers ideally combine the Elferkofel Klettersteig with the Nordwand via ferrata at the Elferturm.
There are several mountain huts along the way to the Elferkofel summit.
Surefootedness and basic climbing experience (also when descending) are necessary here. Partially with exposed, but beautiful ridge climbing. The via ferrata was generally overhauled in 2008 and equipped with a steel cable throughout.
Difficulty: Difficulty level B, partially C, some 1+ and 2 climbing passages
Durations and altitude differences:
Access: 1.5 h / 600 m
Via ferrata: 1.5 h / 100 m (1.5 km length)
Descent: 1.5 h / 540 m
Exposition:Southwest to southeast
Access:from the Summit Station to the Elferhütte. South towards Elferkofel onto the ridge and in southwest direction, the last stretch through a boulder area (short rappelling, A) to a saddle east of Elfertürme (Elfersattel). Shortly after, watch out for a sign (to the left a detour variant leads to the Zwölferniedersattel). Beginning of the secured trail near a small storage hut (sign).
Descent: 1.5 h. The most comfortable and beautiful way back leads east of the Elferstock via Panoramaweg to Elferhütte.