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The fascination of conquering rock faces can be experienced in the Oetz Region either in climbing gardens or on scenic via ferrata routes. Five well-secured climbing gardens in the immediate vicinity offer a variety of routes of several difficulty degrees, promising ultimate enthusiasm for climbing fans. But there is also something for beginners and families with children as three of the climbing spots are classified especially family-friendly. Secured by permanent anchor points and railings you can conquer also the steep Geierwald via ferrata - it's up to you whether you choose the mini, midi or maxi variant. Anyone who dares to conquer a traverse will find more varied climbing gardens and panoramic via ferrata routes within the entire Ötztal Valley.
Short & easy explanation:
A via ferrata on natural rocks is secured with steel cables and iron pins on the entire length, from its access point to its exit. The climbing route is therefore already given and equipped with artificial hand and foot holds (ladders, brackets, etc.). For climbing a via ferrata route you need a complete via ferrata climbing set without any exception.
A climbing garden is a climbing area on natural rock walls, which features a number of (one-pitch) routes of several difficulty levels. Suitable rock walls are equipped with bolts, anchors and other belaying facilities so that sport climbers can belay themselves with quite little effort. In contrast to the via ferrata, a sports climbing route is conquered without using artificial aids.