Grosser Bettelwurf

Photo of Grosser Bettelwurf
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The Grosse Bettelwurf is the highest peak in the Gleiersch-Halltal chain of the Karwendel mountains.

It rises more than 2000 m above the Inn valley and provides therefore perfect views of the Karwendel and

deep into the glaciated central alps (esp. Stubai and Zillertal alps).

The easiest route to the summit follows a wide ridge from the Bettelwurf hut. There are some cables,

but the climb poses no difficulties.

More interesting and challenging is to get first on the secondary peak called Kleiner Bettelwurf (2649 m)

and traverse to the Grosser Bettelwurf. The traverse is secured with cables and you might need a

harness to click into the cables (via ferrata).

more information in German:

Elevation (feet): 8,940
Elevation (meters): 2,725
Continent: Europe
Country: Austria
Latitude: 47.35
Longitude: 11.5167
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1855
First successful climber(s): L. v. Barth
Nearest major airport: Innsbruck
Convenient Center: Hall

Thanks to Luidger Röckrath for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There is one trip report for Grosser Bettelwurf.

  • Log #12402 - by Luidegr Roeckrath on Nov 02, 19993.00 stars
    Unusually mild temperatures during the last two weeks make it possible to attack this peak that late in the season. Not a speck of snow on the route and only very little in the north faces. After...