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Zwölferkofel - Normalweg

Trentino-Alto Adige

Drasch Variante (IV)

Also in Belluno, Italy

Alpine Climbing Difficult

8 km
1.7 km
37 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
3.1 km
Zwölferkofel - Normalweg Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between June and September. From a low point of 1.5 km to the maximum altitude of 3.1 km, the route covers 8 km, 1659 vertical metres of ascent and 37 vertical metres of descent. You'll need quickdraws, climbing shoes and wires and friends to complete it safely.


Tourenbericht und Routenbeschreibung: https://www.suedtirolalpin.com/post/zwölferkofel-normalweg




The beginning of truly technical terrain which might involve pitched climbing on rock and/or ice, exposed terrain and complex route finding in ascent and descent. Equivalent to AD, AD+

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Much of the route is difficult to protect and a fall could be disastrous at certain points.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and September

Equipment required

  • Quickdraws
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Wires and Friends