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Schwarze Wand von der Rieserfernerhütte

Alpine tour · Rieserferner Group
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  • Rückblick über den unteren Geltalferner
    / Rückblick über den unteren Geltalferner
    Photo: Hermann Schiebel, Hermann Schiebel
  • / Oberer Geltalferner, Blick zum Joch
    Photo: Hermann Schiebel, Hermann Schiebel
  • / Aufstieg am Grat
    Photo: Hermann Schiebel, Hermann Schiebel
  • / Von links Schneebiger Nock, Gratreiter, Fernerkopf, Frauenkopf, Magerstein
    Photo: Hermann Schiebel, Hermann Schiebel
  • / Wasserkopf, im Hintergrund Zillertaler Alpen
    Photo: Hermann Schiebel, Hermann Schiebel
m 3200 3100 3000 2900 2800 2700 2600 5 4 3 2 1 km Rieserfernerhütte Rieserfernerhütte
moderate
Distance 5.6 km
2:30 h
500 m
500 m

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Author
Hermann Schiebel 
Update: September 30, 2020
Difficulty
I+, <30°, PD- moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
3,105 m
Lowest point
2,715 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Start

Rieserfernerhütte (2,797 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Rieserfernerhütte

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Public transport

Getting there

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Coordinates

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

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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
  • Blister kit
  • 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
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  • 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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Difficulty
I+, <30°, PD- moderate
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
500 m
Out and back Scenic Summit route Ridge traverse

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