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Klettersteig Däumling

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Thumbelina calls!This new via ferrata on the Nassfeld is a must for all ambitious mountain fans! The "Däumling" was opened in August 2014 and is located on the impressive Gartnerkofel massif. The insured via ferrata in difficulty level B/C (at two points C) has a length of approx. 500 metres. From the top station of the Gartnerkofel 4-seater chairlift a short hiking trail to the entry point can be covered. To reach the highest point of the "Däumling", 150 meters of altitude difference have to be overcome. From the path up to the roof of the rock tower the rock climbers have a great view of the Carnic and Julian Alps. Afterwards there is an ascent to the summit of the Gartnerkofel (approx. 20 min.).

 

moderate
Distance 1.6 km
1:20 h
270 m
270 m
2,077 m
1,874 m
In addition to the magnificent view of the Carnic and Julian Alps, the "Thumb" offers some passages charged with adrenaline. The highlight is certainly the impressive "Nepal Bridge", which has to be crossed at a dizzying height. It is 40 metres long, swings under the foot of the mountaineers and therefore requires courage and a head for heights. Eventually, it goes down 100 metres to the left and right of the bridge.

Facts about the via ferrata:

Level of difficulty B/C (in two places C)500 metres length/ 150 metres altitudeStarting point: top station of the Gartnerkofel 4-seater chairliftComplete climbing equipment and helmet are necessaryAfter the via ferrata you can also climb the Gartnerkofel summit (2,195 m, approx. 20 minutes).

 

Author’s recommendation

An absolute highlight and fantastic panorama that no mountain fan should miss!
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Update: March 28, 2022
Difficulty
B/C moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
2,077 m
Lowest point
1,874 m
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0:15 h
Wall height
150 m
Climbing length
0:45 h
Descent
0:20 h

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Safety information

Inspection at your own riskOnly use with via ferrata equipmentLeave the via ferrata as quickly as possible in the event of a thunderstorm (danger of lightning)Only walk on rope bridges individuallyDo not hang up the via ferrata set with rope ends glued to the rock

Tips and hints

Mountain guide for the tour:

Of course there are also experienced guides in the region who will be happy to accompany you on this tour! If you lack basic knowledge, we recommend a mountain guide for safety reasons.

Further attractions & refreshment facilities at the Gartnerkofel:

In addition to the via ferrata, there are other attractions and refreshment facilities at the mountain station. Smaller children can, for example, let off steam at the natural mountain playground "Almrausch". There is also a new panoramic terrace with stone foundlings and display boards. There are great views from the new free-standing Sky Plate viewing platform.

 

Further information can be found at www.nassfeld.at.

Start

Bergstation der Gartnerkofel 4er-Sesselbahn (1,898 m)
Coordinates:
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46.566970, 13.298970
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46°34'01.1"N 13°17'56.3"E
UTM
33T 369638 5158450
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Destination

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Public transport

By bus or train to Tröpolach and then by taxi to the valley station of the Gartnerkofel 4-seater chairlift.

Getting there

From Kötschach-Mauthen or Villach on the B111 through the Gailtal to Tröpolach. Then south on the B90 towards Nassfeldpass. Park at the valley station of the Gartnerkofel cable car (1412 m) and take the chairlift to the top station (1888 m). Follow the hiking trail towards Gartnerkofel and turn right at the first white scree slope before the top station of the short FIS chairlift to the via ferrata. There you will find a bench where you can rope up.

Parking

There are plenty of parking spaces at the valley station of the Gartnerkofel 4-seater chairlift. Parking is also available at the Alpenhotel Plattner.

Coordinates

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46.566970, 13.298970
DMS
46°34'01.1"N 13°17'56.3"E
UTM
33T 369638 5158450
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Equipment

Complete climbing equipment and helmet are necessary!

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Iris H 
October 18, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 04, 2020
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Simone Brazzale
August 04, 2019 · Community
When did you do this route? August 04, 2019
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André Arndt 
September 14, 2015 · Community
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Difficulty
B/C moderate
Distance
1.6 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
270 m
Descent
270 m
Highest point
2,077 m
Lowest point
1,874 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Geological highlights Completely cable-secured fun via ferrata

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