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Via Ferrata recommended route

Ferrata Reinhard Schiestl

Via Ferrata · Oetztal · closed
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  • / Klettersteig Reinhard Schiestl
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  • / Klettersteig Reinhard Schiestl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Klettersteig Reinhard Schiestl
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Klettersteig Reinhard Schiestl
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Closed until further notice due to woodwork
closed
moderate
Distance 0.2 km
3:00 h
200 m
3 m
The Reinhard Schiestl Via Ferrata is somewhat more difficult than the Via Ferrata at the Lehner waterfall - some hard physical work awaits you! The trail leads up an almost vertical granite face and is secured all along by a wire rope, clamps and rungs. At the exit spread the pastures of Burgstein from there you enjoy a fantastic view of the Stubai and Ötztal Alps.

 

Trail length and time required

200 m of altitude gain and 300 m of rope length. 1.5 - 2 hours, including descent approx. 2.5 - 3 hours.

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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: November 12, 2021
Difficulty
B/C moderate
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,177 m
Lowest point
1,174 m
Best time of year
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Wall height
200 m
Climbing length
300 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

 

Tips and hints

More details about climbing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/klettern

 

 

Start

Längenfeld (1,176 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Längenfeld

Turn-by-turn directions

A steep, slightly overhanging, grade -C/ D wall at the access, then grade B /C throughout with some steep rock, past a grade - B traverse, and a grade - D scarp at the end. Three resting areas for resting and regaining ones powers.

 

Descent

Signposted exit path to Längenfeld, from there again in  direction Astlehn, walking time approx. 45 minutes. Access to Burgstein is also possible by car.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

 

Follow the Ötztaler Bundesstraße through Längenfeld towards Sölden. At kilometre 24,6 turn right to the district Astlehn. parking is possible at the roadside.

Cross the road and sich keep left at the rock wall. After 5 min. you'll reach the access point.

Parking

Astlehn at the roadside

Coordinates

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

Equipment

Complete climbing equipment required.

Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Via ferrata set
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
  • Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
  • Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Climbing garden Burgsteinerwand
  • Climbing garden Astlehn
  • Climbing garden Oberried
  • Ferrata Lehner Wasserfall
  • Climbing garden Aschbach
  • Climbing garden Nösslach - Längenfeld
  • Climbing garden Auplatte
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Status
closed
Difficulty
B/C moderate
Distance
0.2 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
200 m
Descent
3 m

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