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Via Ferrata recommended route

Via Ferrata Zirbenwald | Obergurgl

Via Ferrata · Gurgl Open
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The family-friendly via ferrata has two more difficult passages, 

that require some experience.

Open
moderate
Distance 1.5 km
3:00 h
100 m
37 m
1,958 m
1,902 m
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.

Difficulty
B/C moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,958 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
Best time of year
Jan
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May
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Jul
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Access
0:25 h
Wall height
100 m
Climbing length
400 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:

 

  1. Plan carefully
  2. Destination should correspond to personal abilities
  3. Use complete set of professional climbing equipment
  4. Don’t access the route in the event of a thunderstorm
  5. Check wire rope and anchors accurately and critically
  6. Partner check at the access point
  7. Maintain sufficient distance
  8. Talk clearly when overtaking someone
  9. Watch out for falling rocks
  10. Respect nature and environment

Required age for children: 10 years (1,40 m height)

 

Tips and suggestions

More details about climbing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/climbing

Start

center of Obergurgl
Coordinates:
DD
46.870159, 11.026519
DMS
46°52'12.6"N 11°01'35.5"E
UTM
32T 654438 5192729
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Destination

center of Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

 

 

 

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at.

Directions

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 was: https://www.google.at/maps.

 

Parking

 The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable 
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable 

Coordinates

DD
46.870159, 11.026519
DMS
46°52'12.6"N 11°01'35.5"E
UTM
32T 654438 5192729
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Helmet, climbing harness and complete via ferrata climbing set, via ferrata gloves and appropriate climbing shoes.

Similar routes nearby

  • Via Ferrata Schwärzenkamm | Obergurgl
  • Klettersteig Hohe-Mut | Gurgl
  • Via Ferrata Moosalm | Sölden
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Status
Open
Difficulty
B/C moderate
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
100 m
Descent
37 m
Highest point
1,958 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
Family-friendly Scenic Classic via ferrata

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