Altitude 2924m a.s.l
Hochkesselkopf und Torstein © tjekel
Dachstein is a huge plateau mountain with south faces up to 1000m high, an assortment of small glaciers and every conceivable type of mountain activity - climbing, via ferratas, ski mountaineering, caving.
Climbing started as early as the 1880s, 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 a walk-in of up to 1 hour.
Several guidebooks are available that are more or less selective. Good topos also here:
|UKC grades are mistranslated from UIAA. Hardest grade is approx Fr. 6b.|
OliverR17 - 22/Aug/19
|34 climbs to be uploaded soon 3+ to 8+|
AndrewHeaton - 24/Aug/14
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