Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor

Elevation profile Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor
Elevation profile Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor
Elevation profile Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor
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cobbles
1738
difficulty points
6.7%
avg. gradient
14.6%
steepest 100 meters
23.9km
length
1599m
total ascent

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Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor is a climb in the region Carinthia. It is 23.9km long and bridges 1599 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1738. The top of the ascent is located at 2571 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 3 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 19 photos.

Road name: 107

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
I know that every col everyone has a different experience with a climb. Depending on condition, weight, length, talent, and so on. And so I don't like it when someone wants to undermine someone else's experience. But after reading this review yesterday, I thought I was in for an easy cl... read more
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Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor
Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor
Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor
Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor
Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor

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Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor
This climb
Carinthia
112 climbs
Austrian Alps
547 climbs
Alps
3601 climbs
Austria
578 climbs
Europe
24150 climbs
Difficulty points
1738
HC
rank
4
rank
7
rank
19
rank
7
rank
39
Average gradient
6.7%
rank
56
58% less steep than
Lammersdorfer Hütte
rank
331
58% less steep than
Lammersdorfer Hütte
rank
1854
75% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
346
58% less steep than
Lammersdorfer Hütte
rank
5994
77% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
23.9km
rank
2
rank
15
rank
137
rank
15
rank
361
Total ascent
1599m
rank
4
rank
6
rank
54
25% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
6
rank
113

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
25 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

100% 0% 0%
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Traffic

0% 33% 67%
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Climbing times

7 km/h 03:24:45
11 km/h 02:10:18
15 km/h 01:35:33
19 km/h 01:15:26

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Reviews/stories (3)

MichielMatthias
1 Mo
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Beautiful climb which starts well before Heiligenblut. The climb goes over the GrossglocknerStrasse which is free for cyclists. The road can be very busy but my experience is that in Austria other road users take cyclists well into account. Tip: leave early. I rode it on my bicycle in somewhat grey weather and even had quite a few fellow road users. At the pass on the point of Hochtor (where a water tap and toilet etc. is located) you drive through a tunnel of a few hundred meters (make sure you have lights). This is followed by a smooth descent and a final climb to the highest point, the Eidelweisspitze. The last 1.5-2km is on cobblestones. On the summit and the descent it was very cold. I read from other cyclists that they had experienced hypothermia on that day (end of July). In the descent it started to rain, fortunately the road surface is mostly good. After descending to the roundabout, I went up the side of the KaiserFransJozef climb. It is then still about 8km climbing (with tough parts in between) to the viewpoint on the glacier of the GrossGlockner.

Prachtige beklimming welke ruim voor Heiligenblut begint. De klim gaat over de GrossglocknerStrasse welke voor fietsers gratis is. De weg kan erg druk zijn maar mijn ervaring is dat in Oostenrijk medeweggebruikers goed rekening houden met fietsers. Tip: vroeg vertrekken. Ik reed hem op de fiets in wat grijs weer en had zelfs best veel medeweggebruikers. Bij de pas op het punt van Hochtor (waar een watertappunt en wc ed. zit) rijd je door een tunnel van een paar honderd meter (zorg voor verlichting). Daarna volgt een prima lopende afdaling en een laatste klim naar het hoogste punt de Eidelweisspitze. De laatste 1,5-2km gaat over kasseien. Op de top en de afdaling was het erg koud. Ik las van andere fietsers dat ze op die dag (eind juli) onderkoelingsverschijnselen hadden gehad. In de afdaling ging het regenen, gelukkig is het wegdek overwegend goed. Na te zijn afgedaald tot de rotonde ben ik de kant van de KaiserFransJozef klim opgegaan. Het is dan nog zo'n 8km klimmen (met pittige stukken ertussen) naar het uitzichtpunt op de gletsjer van de GrossGlockner.

Gorgorbey
1 y
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I know that every col everyone has a different experience with a climb. Depending on condition, weight, length, talent, and so on. And so I don't like it when someone wants to undermine someone else's experience.
But after reading this review yesterday, I thought I was in for an easy climb. That's how trivially the review above was written.
But what is written above 'Relatively easy climb' is 'quatsch' or 'zever in pakskes' as we say in Antwerp.
There is indeed a lot of traffic on this pass, that is correct. But this is not a relatively easy climb. The percentages in the profile here on climbfinder seem a bit low to me. This is without a doubt a tough climb. Dear fellow climbers, do not get caught by this. Soon after Heiligenblut you go to percentages towards 11% . Around the whole climb, except for a small descent before the summit, the percentages were around or above 10%, so if this climb is relatively easy you won't find any climb in the whole of France that is even a challenge... This is a killer climb. OK, it was 30 degrees when I did it, but a whole climb up to 10% you can feel it!
Oh yes, and on the other hand, it is just as hard, but even more beautiful!

Ik weet dat elke col iedereen een andere ervaring heeft met een beklimming heeft. Afhankelijk van conditie, gewicht, lengte, talent, enzovoort. En dus vind ik het ook niet leuk als iemand iemand anders ervaring onder uit wil halen.
Maar nadat ik gisteren deze review las, dacht ik dat ik een makkelijke klim tegemoet ging. Zo triviaal is de review hierboven geschreven.
Maar wat hierboven staat 'Relatief gemakkelijke klim is 'quatsch' of 'zever in pakskes' zoals we in Antwerpen zeggen.
Er zit inderdaad veel verkeer op deze pass, dat is correct. Maar dit is geen relatief gemakkelijk klim. De percentages in het profiel hier op climbfinder lijken me zelfs wat laag ingeschat. Dit is zonder twijfel een zware klim. Beste collega-klimmers laat u hieraan niet vangen. Vrij snel na Heiligenblut ga je naar percentages richting 11% . Om deze hele klim met uitzondering van een kleine afdaling voor de klim naar de top blijven de percentages stond rond en boven de 10%, dus als deze klim een relatief makkelijke klim is dan vind je in gans Frankrijk geen klim die ook maar een uitdaging vormt... Dit is een killerklim. OK, toen ik hem deed was het 30 graden, maar een ganse klim tegen de 10% die voel je!
Oh ja, en langs de andere kant is ie even zwaar, maar NOG mooier!

we2r
2 y
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Relatively easy climb. Lots of traffic, especially motorcyclists.

Relatief makkelijke klim. Veel verkeer, vooral motorrijders.

Grossglockner Pass / Edelweissspitze from Heiligenblut via Hochtor

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