The Kopftörlgrat ridge is a magnificent, panoramic ridge climb with a difficulty rating of 3. It extends via the east ridge with its six towers to the Ellmauer Halt summit. At 2,344 m, it is the highest peak in the Kaisergebirge mountain range. Along this 1-km route, there is a variety of different passages to master.
Georg Leuchs, a medical student from Munich solo climbed from the “Kopftörl mountain pass" via the rugged, six-tower east ridge to the Ellmauer Halt on 25 June 1900. The route opened by Leuchs is considered one of the most beautiful and enjoyable climbs around. It is also one of the most popular and well-known ridge climbs in the Northern Limestone Alps.
This climb, however, should not be underestimated due to its length and difficult route. There is an emergency descent route available at the Leuchsturm tower (rappel route).