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Dachstein & Gosaukamm, AUSTRIA

Climbs 1000 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 2996m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
Dachstein is a huge plateau mountain with south faces up to 1000m in height, an assortment of small glaciers and every conceivable type of mountain activity - climbing, via ferratas, ski mountaineering, caving.

Climbing started as early as the 1880ies, and there are quite a few big classics up to 50 (!) pitches. Many of these now have some bolts at the belays, but are still mountaineering routes with a glacier descent. In another development, more userfriendly bolted climbing at amenable grades and on shorter (200-350m) walls on the plateau have been developed. These are reached from the rather pricey cable car and have walk-ins up to one hour.

Several guidebooks are availlable that are more or less selective as well as quite a few topos across a variety of internet sites.

Topos of the Via ferratatas can be found here:

Several Topos available at and

Access notes

Dachstein & Gosaukamm (1996)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2SüdkanteVI **1
4SE ridgeII **1
5WindlegergratV ** 
6SchinkoverschneidungVII- ***1
8SteinerwegV- 3
9North ridgeIII+ ***1
 DIRNDL 2832M  
11MaixkanteVI ***1
12Pfannl-PernerIV *** 
13OstverschneidungV **2
14West ridgeIII **1
15FerchtlgeistVI ** 
16East crackVI+ **1
 Climb nameGradex
18SW PeterkaIV **2
19DachrinneV ***1
20KompaktpfeilerVI ***1
21SW PillarIV+ ***2
22SO-Pfeiler direktVII 1
23Tour für heisse TageV- ***1
24ParalleleV- ***1
25KursauflaufIV+ ** 
26Leichte BeuteIV  
28South face Steiner GödelVI- *1
29PlattenwegVI+ ** 
30South chimneyIII+ *1
32West faceV+ ***1
34GosauseetriathlonV+ **1
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