The most beautiful via ferratas in Salzburgerland

At the Schlossalm, you'll feel like a chamois perched on the edge of a cliff face.

As a child, was there nothing you loved more than climbing trees, clambering up one branch at a time, getting closer and closer to the top? And today, are you an experienced hiker who'd like to relive some of your childhood memories? If so, we'd suggest giving one of our local via ferrata climbs a go! As you carefully plot the best route, feel the cool rock under your hands and gradually improve the coordination between hands and feet, you'll barely be able to contain the intense joy you feel. Once at the top, you will be so proud. And you'll know immediately, this definitely won't be the last time you take on a via ferrata!

Via Ferratas for Beginners

Not to worry, you don't have to be pro "rock jock" to give a via ferrata a try! At the Schlossalm, there are actually six different via ferrata climbs with a wide range of difficulty. We'd advise you to bring along a mountain guide from the Angerer Alpine School, especially if this is your first time on a fixed-cable climb. Plus, they'll be able to supply you with all your equipment needs. You'll learn from an expert how to handle a climbing harness and secure yourself correctly. With all the appropriate preparations made, you'll be ready to do your best impersonation of a mountain goat!

Difficulty Ratings

Each of the via ferrata climbs is rated according to difficulty. Based on your experience level, you'll then be able to choose the climb that's ideal for you. A stands for an easy climb, B for moderately difficult, C means difficult, D is very difficult and E is extreme, which means its only appropriate for climbers with lots of skill and experience!

Kinde beim Abseilen von einem Klettersteig

Practice Via Ferrata

Routes for first experiences on a fixed-cable climb, plus a difficult variant just for pros

Rating: B/C/D/E

Elevation gain: 30 m

Length: 40 m

Hike to the base: 30 min

Climbing time: 20 min

Descent: 30 min

Starting point: "Kasereben" mountain station

 

Detailed description of the practice via ferrata (PDF)

"Kleine Scharte" Via Ferrata

Nice, small practice climb

Rating: Easy variants B/C

Elevation gain: 95 m

Length: 135 m

Hike to the base: 30 min

Climbing time: 20 -30 min

Descent: 30 min

Starting point: "Kasereben" mountain station

 

Detailed description of the "Kleine Scharte" via ferrata (PDF)

Klettersteig auf der Schlossalm in Bad Hofgastein

"Weitmoser" Via Ferrata

Via ferrata with lots of variety, for experienced climbers

Rating: B/C

Elevation gain: 150 m

Length: 330 m

Hike to the base: 25 min

Climbing time: 1 hour

Descent: 25 min

Starting point: "Kasereben" mountain station

 

Detailed description of the "Weitmoser" via ferrata (PDF)

"Mauskarspitze" Via Ferrata

Short, moderately difficult via ferrata

Rating: B/C

Elevation gain: 130 m

Length: 250 m

Hike to the base: 60 min

Climbing time: 50 min

Descent: 60 min

Starting point: "Kasereben" mountain station

 

Detailed description of the "Mauskarspitze" via ferrata (PDF)

Kletterer üben sich am Klettersteig auf der Schlossalm

"Hirschinger" Via Ferrata

Fun and action, including rope bridges and a zipline!

Rating: B/C to D/E

Elevation gain: 125 m

Length: 300 m

Hike to the base: 60 min

Climbing time: 1 hour

Descent: 60 min

Starting point: "Kasereben" mountain station

 

Detailed description of the "Hirschinger" via ferrata (PDF)

"Hochalmblick" Via Ferrata

One of the toughest via ferratas in Gastein Valley

RatingD/E

Elevation gain: 200 m

Length: 400 m

Hike to the base: 35 min

Climbing time: 1 ½ hours

Descent: 35 min

Starting point: "Kasereben" mountain station

 

Detailed description of the "Hochalmblick" via ferrata (PDF)

Climbing folder with detailed information

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