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Via Ferrata recommended route

Via ferrata Reinhard Schiestl | Längenfeld

Via Ferrata · Ötztal closed
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The most difficult via ferrata in the Ötztal with an amazing view. 

 

 

closed
difficult
Distance 0.2 km
3:00 h
200 m
3 m
1,420 m
1,180 m
The Reinhard Schiestl Via Ferrata is somewhat more difficult than the Via Ferrata at the Lehner waterfall - some hard physical work awaits you! The trail leads up an almost vertical granite face and is secured all along by a wire rope, clamps and rungs. At the exit spread the pastures of Burgstein from there you enjoy a fantastic view of the Stubai and Ötztal Alps.

 

Trail length and time required

200 m of altitude gain and 300 m of rope length. 1.5 - 2 hours, including descent approx. 2.5 - 3 hours.

Difficulty
D difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,420 m
Lowest point
1,180 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Access
0:05 h
Wall height
200 m
Climbing length
300 m, 2:00 h
Descent
1:00 h

Track types

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Safety information

SAFETY ON THE VIA FERRATA

The Austrian Alpine Club has published 10 recommendations for climbing on via ferratas in order to increase safety:

 

Plan carefully

Destination should correspond to personal abilities

Use complete set of professional climbing equipment

Don’t access the route in the event of a thunderstorm

Check wire rope and anchors accurately and critically

Partner check at the access point

Maintain sufficient distance

Talk clearly when overtaking someone

Watch out for falling rocks

Respect nature and environment

 

First aid

Whether sport climbing or via ferrata tour, a first aid kit and a cell phone with a full battery you should always with it!   Emergency call 140 - Mountain Rescue - Alpine Emergency 112 - European emergency call (works with any mobile phone & in any available network)

Tips and hints

More information about climbing can be found here

 

 

Start

Längenfeld | car park Astlehn (1,176 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.058008, 10.964666
DMS
47°03'28.8"N 10°57'52.8"E
UTM
32T 649201 5213483
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Destination

Längenfeld | car park Astlehn

Turn-by-turn directions

A steep, slightly overhanging, grade -C/ D wall at the access, then grade B /C throughout with some steep rock, past a grade - B traverse, and a grade - D scarp at the end. Three resting areas for resting and regaining ones powers.

 

Descent

Signposted exit path to Längenfeld, from there again in  direction Astlehn, walking time approx. 45 minutes. Access to Burgstein is also possible by car.

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

By road

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Längenfeld, district Astlehn:

 - car park Astlehn; free of charge

 

Please do not park on the road to Astlehn. 

Coordinates

DD
47.058008, 10.964666
DMS
47°03'28.8"N 10°57'52.8"E
UTM
32T 649201 5213483
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Depending on the climbing route, appropriate equipment such as breathable and weather-appropriate outdoor clothing, helmet, climbing harness with via ferrata set, via ferrata gloves and suitable footwear is required.

Similar routes nearby

  • Via ferrata Lehner Wasserfall | Längenfeld
  • Via Ferrate Stuibenfall | Umhausen
  • Via Ferrata Moosalm | Sölden
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Status
closed
Difficulty
D difficult
Distance
0.2 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
200 m
Descent
3 m
Highest point
1,420 m
Lowest point
1,180 m
Scenic sport via ferrata

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