Crag

Geisterschmiedwand

Innsbruck Austria

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A historical cliff. Hans Dülfer (inventor of the Dülfersitz abseiling technique) apparently climbed partly up the wall on what is now known as Krabbelstube (6b+). The first sport climbs were bolted several decades later. Gerhard Hörhager's 'Wagnis Orange' was one of the world's first 8c routes in 1988. 'Qui', first climbed by Stefan Fürst in 1996, was repeated by Adam Ondra in 2019, who suggested 9a+. Blaue Rose (7b) and Rose der Zeit (8a+/8b) are among the best routes at the Geisterschmiedwand. Finding good conditions can be tricky, as the wall is often wet. It comes into the sun in the early afternoon. Much of the base and some routes remain shady due to trees in front of the wall.

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ACCESS

From the A12 highway, take the Kufstein Nord exit. Drive to Ebbs and park at the large Kaisertal parking lot (3€ per day). Hike up on the other side of the road, past a water fountain, in the direction of the 'Veitenhof'. In the first left turn, a trail branches off on the right side of the path. You can see the wall through the trees at this point. Follow it for 30m to reach the cliff (5min).
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