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Via Ferrata

Ferrata Lehner Wasserfall

Via Ferrata · Oetztal
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  • Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
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  • Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    / Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
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  • Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    / Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    / Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
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moderate
0.4 km
3:00 h
220 m
0 m
It is not as difficult as the Reinhard-Schiestl Via Ferrata, but you still need power and Alpine experience; you also need to be sure-footed. Not as exposed as the other trail, 160 m in altitude gain have to be conquered along the Lehner waterfall. Many rungs and steps facilitate the ascent. In the middle of the Via Ferrata you enjoy a fantastic view of the waterfall and the valley. A 30°-overhang is the highlight of this route. If you dare not make this final part you can sidestep it without difficulty to get to the exit at 1,450 m.

 

Trail length and time required

160 m of altitude gain; 250 m of rope length; 1.5 - 2 hours.

Difficulty
B/C moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1338 m
1165 m
Wall height
220 m
Climbing length
430 m, 3:00 h
Descent
0:30 h

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

 

Equipment

Complete climbing gear required.

Tips, hints and links

More details about climbing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/klettern

Start

Lehn (1165 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.082119, 10.945200
UTM
32T 647656 5216125

Destination

Lehn

Turn-by-turn directions

Vertical, grade -C access wall, with easier, intermittent sections; past two short grade - B scarps to the vantage corner; ascending grade - B /D traverse; steeper face to the grade - D overhang (sidestepping possible); across a grade - B ledge and a steep grade - B face at the end. 

 

Descent

follow the signs right of the exit and return on the steep trail leading back to Lehn.

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

 

Getting there

Längenfeld 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

 

Passing Umhausen you follow the Ötztaler Bundesstraße to Längenfeld's district Au. At kilometre 19,4 turn right towards Winklen. Follow the course of the road to Unterried. From the parking lot you reach the access point of the via ferrata in 15 min.

Parking

There is a parking lot behind the local heritage museum.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
B/C moderate
Distance
0.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
220 m
Descent
0 m
Scenic Family friendly

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