Climbing area - Kofel Friedhofswand

Alpine climbing

An area with steep and difficult climbing and a very short ascent.

Klettergebiet Kofel Friedhofswand
Klettergebiet Kofel Friedhofswand - © Author: Birgit Gelder, Source: Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • Type Alpine climbing
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 0:05 h
  • Distance 0,3 km
  • Ascent 52 m
  • Descent 1 m
  • Lowest point 837 m
  • Highest point 889 m


The Friedhofswand is dominated by steep and difficult ledge and hole climbing.

The upper routes are beginning to display shiny marks because of frequent use. The lower 5 routes (not described on the topographic map) should not be climbed. The Celtic rock markings would be destroyed if climbing were to take place in this area .

The rock remains dry for a while during rainfall, but takes a number of days to dry out again once water has flowed in from the top.

Difficulty: 7 to 10-

Nature protection: the Kofel Friedhofswand is located in the Ammer Mountains Nature Conservation Area. Please behave accordingly. Information on current conditions on the rock is available at

It goes without saying that everyone should behave quietly given the proximity of the cemetery.
This section merely contains information on accessing the climbing area.

Access: coming from Oberammgau, go past the Kolbenalmlift, and parking is available on the right-hand side approximately 100 metres further on. There is a further car park below the Calvary statue.

Turn left onto the flat hiking trail (Grottenweg) heading towards the Kofel and follow this path for about 10 minutes until it descends sharply for the first time.
Now turn off right into the woods and follow the "Maxersteig" uphill. The trail will become increasingly apparent. After a further 15 minutes, you will reach the first routes located directly next to the uphill path (Max and Moritz).
You will now see the routes of the Bergwacht climbing crag at regular intervals (every 5 to 10 minutes ). You will need to turn off the path to the left. Continuing to follow the path, you will soon arrive at a gorge. The routes Edge and Bätsch are located at its entrance on the right-hand side.
Nach der Kletterei empfiehlt sich ein Abstecher ins Ortszentrum von Oberammergau um ein leckeres Eis in der Eisdiele Paradiso zu probieren. 
Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.
A95, B23 via Ettal to Oberammergau
Oberammergau, car park at the cemetery
bus stop: Oberammergau, Eugen-Papst-Str. 
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen 
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
train stop: Bahnhof Oberammergau
Murnau - Oberammergau

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Kletterführer Oberammergau - Autor: Robert Heiland,
Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile