Kühtai Sattel from Kematen

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Elevation profile Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
Elevation profile Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
Elevation profile Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
1014
difficulty points
6%
avg. gradient
13.7%
steepest 100 meters
23.2km
length
1395m
total ascent

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Kühtai Sattel from Kematen is a climb in the region Tyrol. It is 23.2km long and bridges 1395 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1014. The top of the ascent is located at 2017 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 4 reviews of this climb and uploaded 9 photos.

Road names: Sellraintal Landesstrasse & L13

5.0 by Gorgorbey
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
More than a decade ago, I climbed the other side of the Kühtai and I remember it as a very nice experience. For several holidays I had planned to attack this side, but due to the long distances that I would have to travel to attack this beautiful col from this side, I never got around to it. Until ... read more
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Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
Kühtai Sattel from Kematen

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Statistics

Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
This climb
Tyrol
259 climbs
Austrian Alps
668 climbs
Austria
979 climbs
Alps
5144 climbs
Europe
46205 climbs
Difficulty points
1014
rank
30
rank
60
rank
60
rank
487
rank
736
Average gradient
6%
rank
194
56% less steep than
Hoch-Imst
rank
455
62% less steep than
Lammersdorfer Hütte
rank
618
64% less steep than
Kuruzzenkogel from Hofbergweg
rank
3338
77% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
16557
80% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
23.2km
rank
10
rank
19
rank
19
rank
175
rank
568
Total ascent
1395m
rank
6
rank
11
rank
11
rank
170
34% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
339

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
0 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 03:18:39
11 km/h 02:06:25
15 km/h 01:32:42
19 km/h 01:13:11

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Reviews (4)

Christoph
8 Mo 4.0 01:58:00 (11.8km/h)
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Construction work is currently taking place in the last gallery before Kühtai. The road is actually closed there, but I was able to drive past the machines. A positive side effect was that the upper third of the road was less busy. Further down, a post bus overtook me with a 50cm gap, even though I was almost driving on the sideline. I won't repeat my rant here, but that was absolutely unnecessary. The Kreuzlehnstich with up to 20% gradient according to the sign is already very strenuous, but there are always flatter spots on the ascent where you can loosen up your thighs again. Today, at the end of October, it was only 4 degrees at Kühtai, the road up to the Finstertal reservoir was closed with a barrier and probably no longer passable because of the snow. Some hairpin bends on the descent to Ötz were very dirty due to clearing work and heavy equipment was on the road, so I rode rather slowly and it was freezing cold. Nevertheless, a great tour at the end of the season.

In der letzten Galerie vor Kühtai finden aktuell Bauarbeiten statt. Die Straße ist dort eigentlich gesperrt, aber ich konnte an den Maschinen vorbeifahren. Positiver Nebeneffekt war, dass das obere Drittel der Straße wenig befahren war. Weiter unten hat mich ein Postbus mit 50cm Abstand überholt, obwohl ich fast auf der Seitenlinie fuhr. Meine Schimpfrede wiederhole ich hier nicht, aber das war absolut unnötig. Der Kreuzlehnstich mit bis zu 20% Steigung laut Tafel ist schon sehr anstrengend, aber es gibt bei der Auffahrt immer wieder flachere Stellen, wo man die Oberschenkel wieder lockern kann. Heute, Ende Oktober, hatte es am Kühtai nur 4 Grad, die Straße rauf zum Finstertaler Stausee war mit einer Schranke gesperrt und wegen des Schnees wahrscheinlich auch nicht mehr befahrbar. Einige Kehren bei der Abfahrt nach Ötz waren wegen Rodungsarbeiten arg verschmutzt und schweres Gerät stand auf der Straße, bin daher eher langsam gefahren und es war zapfig kalt. Trotzdem eine tolle Tour zum Saisonende.

randomduck
10 Mo 5.0 01:59:09 (11.7km/h)

This is a long grind of a climb from the outskirts of Innsbruck. The whole climb is fairly shielded from sun and wind, which is a plus. There are some inconsistent kickers in the second half of the ascent, with one section cranking the gradient to 18-19 percent for a few hundred meters - ouch! The traffic is light, the surface is smooth, the scenery pastoral and lovely. The peal of cowbells is almost constant for the second half of the climb. Beware that the weather can turn at the top, as it did for me (wind, rain, lightning, hail) and that the ski station just past the summit can be rather vacant in July and August, with few shops open. But there is no worry about water or food along the way with towns having the conveniences available. The descent into Ötz is another story, entirely (fast and sweeping).

pumpkin777
1 y 3.0
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Nice climb, but over a fairly busy road. The higher you get the nicer it gets though. The asphalt is top (and down very fast!). In the last part, wild horses, cows and donkeys walk along the road and it is sometimes nice slalom. In my case, this part of the climb was very foggy and then you have to watch out, especially downhill. I personally find the other side from Oetz a bit more fun and varied to do.

Leuke klim, maar wel over een vrij drukke weg. Hoe hoger je komt hoe mooier het wordt wel. Het asfalt is top (en omlaag erg snel!). In het laatste stuk lopen wilde paarden, koeien en ezels over de weg en is het soms lekker slalommen. In mijn geval was dit deel van de klim erg mistig en dan is het met name omlaag wel uitkijken. De andere kant vanuit Oetz vind ik persoonlijk wat leuker en afwisselender om te doen.

Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
Kühtai Sattel from Kematen
Gorgorbey
2 y 5.0
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More than a decade ago, I climbed the other side of the Kühtai and I remember it as a very nice experience. For several holidays I had planned to attack this side, but due to the long distances that I would have to travel to attack this beautiful col from this side, I never got around to it. Until today...
This side is the first descent in the famous Oetztaller Radmarathon. Based on the profile here on Climbfinder, I expected a long almost 'French' climb, but never really heavy.
But that was disappointing! Ok, it was quite hot today (35 degrees), but this thing is harder than the profile suggests. I do think the altitude profile is accurate here. The problem is that this is a climb for which the word 'erratic' was invented. You often have long stretches full to 11% even up to 15%, but then you have, say, 70-80 even 100 metres of a short descent. Which upsets the average.
So expect a tough climb here. About 11 to 10 km from the summit you have a killer strip that you also notice in the profile and indicated on the road with signs, which flirts with 15 to 17% for about a kilometre.
Personally, I think the Kühtai is a bucket list climb, so for me 5 stars. Actually, on both sides. On the other side, a bit shorter, steeper, but less erratic.
Oh yes, definitely bring lights, because there are tunnels and longer galleries. Cyclists will be able to see well, but make sure you are seen too. Although it is a relatively traffic-free col.... SAFETY FIRST;

Ruim een decennium geleden de andere kant van de Kühtai beklommen en dat herinnerde ik me als een heel mooie belevenis. Al enkele vakanties plande ik deze kant aan te vallen, maar door de lange afstanden , die ik zou moeten overbruggen om deze mooi col vanuit deze kan te attackeren is het er nooit van gekomen. Tot vandaag...
Deze kant is de kant die als eerste afdaling wordt genomen in de welbekende Oetztaller Radmarathon. Op basis van het profiel hier op Climbfinder verwachtte ik me aan een weliswaar lange haast 'Franse' klim, maar nooit echt zwaar.
Maar dat valt tegen! Ok, het was vandaag best warm (35 graden), maar dit ding is zwaarder dan het profiel doet vermoeden. Ik denk wel dat het hoogteprofiel hier accuraat is. Het probleem is dat dit een klim is waar het woord 'grillig' is voor uitgevonden. Je hebt vaak lange stukken vol aan 11% zelfs tot 15%, maar dan heb je bijvoorbeeld 70-80 zelfs 100 meter een korte afdaling. Waardoor het gemiddelde verkeerd wordt verstoord.
Verwacht je hier dus toch maar aan een stevige klim. Ongeveer op 11 à 10 km van de top heb je een moordende strook die je ook in het profiel merkt en aangeduid is op de weg met bordjes, die ongeveer een kilometer lang flirt met 15 tot 17%.
Persoonlijk vind ik de Kühtai een bucketlist klim, dus voor mij 5 sterren. Eigenlijk langs beide kanten. Langs de andere kant iets korter, steil, maar minder grillig.
Oh ja, zeker lichtjes meenemen, want er zijn tunneltjes en langere galerijen. Als fietser zal je goed kunnen zien, maar zorg er ook voor dat jij gezien wordt. Hoewel het een relatief verkeersvrije col is... SAFETY FIRST;