Sölden, Austria

The Rettenbachgletscher is a col with a length of 12.4 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Sölden, Tirol, Austria. The average grade of this col is 10.7% with a maximum of 12.5%. The Rettenbachgletscher ascents from 1.464 meter at the start, to 2.795 meter at the top, with a total of 1.332 ascending meters.


Rettenbachgletscher Profile


Distance 12.4 km
Elevation gain 1332 m
Average grade 10.7 %
Maximum grade 12.5 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 1464 m
Maximum elevation 2795 m

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Europe’s second-highest paved road is also an out-and-back climb, being the access road from Sölden to the Rettenbach glacier.

On this climb you’re not only fighting against the altitude but the severity of the climb, too. It’s over 12km long from Sölden – with an average gradient of 10.7 percent.