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Dripping Elegance

First ascent: Albert Leichtfried & Gerry Fiegl 02/01/2011
By: Planetmountain
Area: Rhaetian Alps, Group: Ötztaler Alps, Peak: Ötztal, Country: Austria, Region: Tyrol

An an elegant three pitch mixed route above Köfels. Bolts were placed on-lead on 26 December 2010, and the route was subsequently redpointed on 2 January by both Leichtfried and Fiegl.

GETTING THERE

Drive into the Ötztal, continue past Umhausen to Köfels. Park the car at the Alpengasthof Köfels.

ACCESS

Walk up the valley along the edge of the forest to reach the forest road. Continue past this upwards to reach another forest road. Follow this right to a hairpin bend. Leave this and continue through the forest, no path, diagonally to the base of the route. Crampons and walking sticks recommended, circa 45 minute walk-in.

ROUTE

P1: WI5, 50m
P2: M10, 35m, 5 bolts, bolt belay
P3: WI5+, 25m, bolt belay

DESCENT

Abseil down the route. 1 bolt has been placed at the start of P2, circa 10m left, for the abseil.

GEAR

Two 50m ropes, set of Cams #3 , short screws

NOTES

Warning: the route faces south
Car park: 47.120069,10.916256
Base of route: 47.127106,10.912018

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M10/WI5+

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