The King's Tour in ridge climbing in the Wilder Kaiser
The Kopftörlgrat is a wonderful ridge climb with a great view in the 3rd degree of difficulty, across the six-turreted eastern ridge and to the Ellmauer Halt, the highest summit inthe Kaiser mountains at 2,344 m. There are many divers passages to master along a climbing length of approx. one kilometre. Student of medicine Georg Leuchs from Munich climbed alone from the "Kopftörl" across the rough, six-turreted eastern ridge to the Ellmauer Halt on 25 June 1900. The route opened by Leuchs is considered one of the most beautiful pleasure climbing routes and one of the most popular and best-known ridge climbing routes of the northern limestone alps. Do not underestimate the route, as it is quite long. There is an emergency descent at the Leuchsturm (rope-down slope). The entrance can be reached from the Wochenbrunner Alm via the Gruttenhütte in approx. 2 – 2 ½ hours.
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