The climbing garden has mainly easy routes and is a good choice for climbing adventures with the whole family. It is beautifully located and can be combined with a scenic 20-minute walking tour. What's more, this climbing garden promises great fun for young and old.
Right at the beginning - when you cross the suspension bridge - surefootedness and a good head for heights are absolutely required. A steel rope for via ferrata sets is available as well. The family-friendly route features two difficult grade-C sections where previous via ferrata experience is recommended. Pleasant and easy walking trail to the access area, ideal also for onlookers who can watch the sportsmen close-by.
Length / Time
100meters of difference in altitude on a 400 meter long climbing route. Climbing time: approx. 1.5 - 2 hours; 3 hours incl. descent.
SAFETY ON THE VIA FERRATA
The Austrian Alpine Club has published 10 recommendations for climbing on via ferratas in order to increase safety:
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
Equipment: helmet, harness and complete via ferrata climbing set, via ferrata gloves, appropriate climbing shoes.
Via Ferrata basic knowledge is necessary.This via ferrata is graded B-C, most sections are of intermediate difficulty (B) and therefore also perfect for families with children over 10 years - if using an additional safety rope.
Marked descent trail to Längenfeld, then continue in the direction of Astlehn; walking time: approx. 45 minutes.You can also get to the village of Burgstein by car.
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
Obergurgl is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
Leaving behind Sölden, you follow the federal road to Obergurgl for another 30 minutes. Then you follow the Zirbenwald stone pine forest trail to Davids Hütte where you find the access point.
Car parks are available at the church (for a charge) or at the Festkogelbahn mountain gondola (for free).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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