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Ortler (3.905 m) über den Hintergrat

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  • Hintergrathütte
    / Hintergrathütte
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  • / Königsspitze
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  • / Sonnenaufgang am Beginn des Grates
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  • / Erstes Eisfeld und Gratverlauf zum Gipfel
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  • / Schattenspiel am 1. Eisfeld
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  • / Auf dem Grat
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  • / Blick nach unten: Signalkopf
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  • / Gipfelkreuz
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  • / Gruppe nach erfolgreicher Tour
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  • /
    Photo: Mammut
  • / Auf der Payerhütte
    Photo: Elisabeth Fuchsreiter, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / Payerhütte
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  • / Payerhütte mit Ortler Nordwand
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m 4000 3500 3000 2500 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Julius Payer Hütte (Rif. Julius Payer) Ortler (3.905 m) Hintergrathütte (Rif. Coston) Lombardi Biwak
difficult
Distance 7.7 km
8:00 h
1,300 m
950 m
3,905 m
2,653 m

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Stefan Stadler 
Update: January 14, 2017
Difficulty
IV, 40°, AD difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Ortler, 3,905 m
Lowest point
Hintergrathütte, 2,653 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
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Dec
Cardinal direction
NESW
Belay stations
with bolts, trad gear
Protection
pitons, trad gear
Rope length
1 x 50 m
Number of quickdraws
5
First ascent
J.Pichler mit Gefährten im August 1805

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Hintergrathütte (2,659 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Julius Payerhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hochtouren OSTALPEN von Edwin Schmitt und Wolfgang Pusch - Rother Selection

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco Nr. 08 Ortler-Cevedale Ortlergebiet, 1:25000 Kompass: Vintschgau Val Venosta Nr. 52 1: 50.00

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • 35-45 liter rucksack  (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • B2 or B3 mountaineering boots
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ice axes (basic or technical with hammer and adze as required)
  • C2-C3 crampons with anti-balling plates (as required by route and to match boots)  
  • Single rope
  • Half ropes
  • Twin ropes
  • Friend/cam 0
  • Friend/cam 0.1
  • Friend/cam offset 0.1-0.2
  • Friend/cam 0.2
  • Friend/cam offset 0.2-0.3
  • Friend/cam 0.3
  • Friend/cam offset 0.3-0.4
  • Friend/cam 0.4
  • Friend/cam offset 0.4-0.5
  • Friend/cam 0.5
  • Friend/cam offset 0.5-0.75
  • Friend/cam 1
  • Friend/cam 2
  • Friend/cam 3
  • Friend/cam 4
  • Friend/cam 5
  • Friend/cam 6
  • Friend/cam 7
  • Friend/cam 8
  • Set of nuts
  • Double set of nuts
  • Small nuts
  • Medium nuts
  • Large nuts
  • Nut tool
  • Tricam(s)
  • Ball nut(s)
  • (Active) Camming device(s) for wider cracks such as the Gipsy
  • Hexentric(s)
  • Progress capture pulley(s) such as the Petzl Traxion
  • Micro ascender(s) such as the Petzl TiBloc
  • Pitons and hammer
  • Set of ice screws
  • Short ice screws
  • Medium ice screws
  • Long ice screws
  • V-Thread tool
  • 2x Harness tool holder such as the Ice Clipper or Caritool
  • Quickdraws
  • Locking device

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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Rudi Schaumberger (RuSch) 
May 27, 2016 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 16, 2009
Ortler Gipfelkreuz
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Patrick Schmidt
April 17, 2015 · Outdooractive Editors
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Difficulty
IV, 40°, AD difficult
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,300 m
Descent
950 m
Highest point
3,905 m
Lowest point
2,653 m
Summit route Scenic Refreshment stops available Ridge traverse Ridge crossing Linear route

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