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Via Ferratarecommended route

Via Ferrata Zirbenwald - Obergurgl

Via Ferrata · Oetztal· Open
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  • Klettersteig Obergurgl-Zirmwald
    / Klettersteig Obergurgl-Zirmwald
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  • / Klettersteig Obergurgl-Zirmwald
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
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Der familienfreundliche Klettersteig hat zwei schwerere C Passagen die etwas Erfahrung erfordern
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.

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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: May 13, 2022
Difficulty
B/Cmoderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,958 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
Best time of year
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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

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 hints

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. 

 

More details about climbing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/klettern

Start

Obergurgl (1,906 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

 

 

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

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.

Getting there

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 | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Specialized equipment based on the climbing path is necessary. Such as breathable clothing that is suited on the weather (functional underwear, climbing pants, T-shirt and longsleeve, fleece jacket), climbing shoes or trekking shoes, helmet, harness, safety device, chalk bag & chalk, hard brush, tape, rope bag, express sets, quickdraws, karabiner, tape loop & prusik knot, figure eight or tube, chocks/nuts & nut key, headlight, wind-, rain- and sun protection, cap, potentially gloves. We recommend brining a first aid box, a mobile phone and a topo. Take sufficient provisions with you when there is no hut nearby.

Similar routes nearby

  • Via Ferrata Schwärzenkamm - Obergurgl
  • Climbing garden Zirbenwald - Obergurgl
  • Climbing garden Moosalm
  • Ferrata Moosalm
  • Climbing garden Freizeit Arena Sölden
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Status
Open
Difficulty
B/Cmoderate
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
100 m
Descent
37 m
Highest point
1,958 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
Scenic Family-friendly

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