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Karlsruher Grat - Hauptkamm

Karlsruher Grat - Hauptkamm

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  • Tom 💙💛

    For me one of the most beautiful paths in the northern Black Forest. Something climbing that is really fun and great views. But beware: you have to be free from dizziness. Not only did I find desperate hikers there who could not continue. It is an unsecured via ferrata!

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    • November 20, 2016

  • Thorsten

    There are often times this weekend on the weekend ... If you prefer it quieter should be best to come during the week!

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    • December 3, 2016

  • steffend

    The difficult sections are easy to wander around.

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    • December 3, 2016

  • Joachim

    Challenging alpine environment that should not be underestimated.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • 1Fritz-Mar 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    The 400 meter long Karlsruher ridge is near Ottenhöfen. The ridge is an alpine route with climbing, vertigo provided. The Karlsruher ridge is the only via ferrata in the northern Black Forest.

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    • October 1, 2017

  • TiDi

    A request from personal experience: Please dear flip-flop hikers or walkers with Sunday shoes, take the bypass. The comb is not harmless and you endanger not only yourself but also others. I also appeal to the reason of fresh parents that they have not lost anything up here with babies. Not even with a carrying backpack or chest carrier. IT'S REALLY DANGEROUS. The bypass is also pretty nice to walk.

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    • May 24, 2020

  • Maren Ingrid

    The 400m long ridge on the edge of the Black Forest National Park was created about 250 million years ago by the cold of the magma filling a broad rock gap. By erosion, the soft rock layers were removed, so that today only the harder porphyry remains as a ridge.

    On the ridge itself, surefootedness and a head for heights are needed. The ridge is not - like via ferratas in the Alps - secured by wire ropes or treads and should therefore only be committed in dry weather. There are also no way markers, so you have to find your own way.

    Incidentally, in 1926, the Karlsruher ridge was named in honor of several climbing friends from the Karlsruhe region who were fatally injured on the ridge. So be careful with your climbing and enjoy the fantastic view over the Black Forest!

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    • September 27, 2017

  • steffend

    Surefootedness is recommended, but all dangerous areas can be bypassed

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    • March 13, 2018

  • Ekiam

    Anyone who is not free from dizziness can go outside, alternatives are always given

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    • November 11, 2019

  • DELTA KILO

    The lower approach is nice, but the ridge crossing is outstanding, the level of difficulty is variable, but this is defensive mountain hiking!

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    • December 31, 2019

  • SpecialGuest

    From Ottenhöfen comes the "Genießerpfad - Karlsruher ridge" over the noble grave. A very nice, varied tour.

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    • June 4, 2017

  • Lucas

    This tightrope walk is worthwhile and offers a great view. However, you should be sure-footed and free of vertigo.

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Marian

    Great tightrope walk with a bit of climbing. Also a bit exhausting and demanding, but you will be rewarded with great nature and a beautiful view.
    Not suitable for everyone, you should be sure-footed and have no fear of heights.

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    • April 29, 2019

  • Annemarie Ohmer

    Climbing over the Karlsruhe ridge is required, good footwear and safety when climbing are a prerequisite in any case. Really great rock landscape

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    • October 2, 2017

  • M a r c u s 🥾

    Excursion path with a fascinating view. For those less sure-footed, a narrow path leads alongside the rocks.

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    • August 31, 2018

  • Jochen

    Really great section to climb. I had a lot of fun. You can often vary the level of difficulty yourself here. Climb out on the steep cliffs or use the existing small paths. But you can not miss a few tricky spots. Therefore I also have the advice, sure-footedness, good shoes and a head for heights. Otherwise, the rock is quite hardy in dry weather.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Sinzemer

    Surefootedness and a head for heights is required here. Beautiful views of the valley reward for the effort. If you want, you can also skip the difficult spots over a bypass.

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    • May 27, 2018

  • M a r c u s 🥾

    Especially because of its alpine and exposed path, there are always great views of the Black Forest foothills and the Rhine Valley. Exceptional also for this region.

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    • September 23, 2018

  • Highfield

    Porphyry ridge; nice climbing on grifigne rocks; here you have to use your hands now and then. Only recommended in dry weather.

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    • September 3, 2017

  • Patrick Göser

    I've researched the classification according to the SAC scale. The Karlsruher ridge is rated T4 + difficult alpine hiking. Since the section is never very exposed and there is always the possibility for non-vertigo-free to dodge the forest route, nothing should stand in the way of an ascent.

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    • July 31, 2019

  • M a r c u s 🥾

    Should you just hiked. Also suitable for not sure-footed because parallel way.

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    • September 8, 2018

  • Joachim

    Who is looking for the alpine Herrausverderung is right here. Not harmless.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Manfred

    If you are looking for adventure there is exactly right.

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    • August 2, 2018

  • Nicolet

    It is worth to come in the morning very early, then you have the ridge still to yourself.

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    • October 27, 2019


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Location: Ottenhöfen im Schwarzwald, Ortenau, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Information

  • Distance395 yd
  • Uphill150 ft
  • Downhill50 ft
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    Koordinaten: 48° 33′ 48″ N, 8° 11′ 24″ O

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