Climbing - Adventure in the mountains
Climbing in the Alps, Großarl and Hüttschlag with three fixed rope routes!
For beginners, there are a slightly shorter and simpler climbing ferrata named "Gletschergoaß" (Level A - C, length 150m, height: 50m).
Newly created in year 2012 is the fixed rope routr "Franzl" (labeled from his builder Richard Franzl) with a length of 400 meters and a height of 210 meters, level of difficulty: C - D.
More climbing in the Grossarl Valley offers the "Bella Cascinaia" at the Saukarkopf (2,048 m) and about 10 different difficult climbing routes at the Schuhflicker (2,214 m) and its pre-peaks. A climbing set and a helmet are essential and important for the routes.
Via ferrata safety rules:
- Detailed planning - Look carefully at the description of the climbing route in advance and then choose the route that suits your body and condition.
- Match your target to your personal skills and abilities. Rock-climbing experience and a head for heights are an absolute must.
- Bring with you complete and equipment that is up to the latest standards! Helmet, harnesses and full climbing set are indispensable, gloves and climbing shoes are highly recommended.
- Pay special attention to the weather! In case of snow, rain, thunderstorms (lightning strikes are particularly dangerous) or icy or wet conditions never attempt to climb a rock face.
- Don´t place blind trust in the via ferrata safety features! Pay particular attention to safety stirrups and cable.
- Conduct a safety check of your partner´s equipment before you start! Look at loops, knots and carabiner.
- Keep a sufficient distance! A fall often happens unpredictably and quickly, so keep always a minimum distance of 2 cable anchors between climbers. Pay attention to loose rocks and never kick off any stones.
- Communicate clearly with your fellow climbers and be considerate. Tell your climbing partner what you plan to do and if you are having difficulties.
- Always descend only on the marked trails.