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Via Ferrata recommended route

Ferrata Moosalm

Via Ferrata · Oetztal · closed
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  • Klettersteig Moosalm
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  • / Klettersteig
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  • / Moosalm
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Kurzer, aber rassiger Tainingsklettersteig in wunderschöner Lage.
Distance 0.8 km
0:30 h
80 m
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The practice trail is equipped with a few triticides, but with numerous ladders. This climbing route is ideal for beginners due to its length. The trail is provided with numerous ladders, quite exposed and carved into the blocky stone.


Route length / time required

80 meters altitude gain, 150 m rope length.0.5 hours, incl. descent approx. 50 minutes.

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Update: November 30, 2021
C moderate
Highest point
1,750 m
Lowest point
1,650 m
Cardinal direction
Wall height
80 m
Climbing length
150 m, 0:30 h
0:20 h

Safety information


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:




Ferrata Moosalm (1,490 m)


Ferrata Moosalm

Turn-by-turn directions

The beginning is relatively easy (difficulty level B). In the middle area you climb the difficulty level C, in order to master the piece (D) shortly before the exit.



At the end of the steel rope you ascend about 2 meters to the trail. Keep to the right, follow the climbing and steel ropes towards the unsecured rock area. Down along the rock (1 m), through shrubbery towards the path, downwards on a steep meadow, past several other climbing routes back to the access point.


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 way: https://www.google.at/maps 


Drive through the village of Sölden to the base station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola. Turn into exit K and follow the road for about 300 meters. Turn right after the bridge, continue on the steeply bending road to Moosalm mountain inn. Leave your car there or at the second road turn after the hut. From the parking area you walk along the trail for about 20 minutes, always follow the "Klettersteig" (via ferrata) signs.


Moosalm or at the second road turn after the hut


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Helmet, climbing harness with fixed-rope set, climbing gloves, suitable footwear.

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

  • Kühtrainschlucht Trail (664)
  • Brunnenberg - Sölden
  • Climbing garden Moosalm
  • Schteckler Trail (6026)
  • Moosalm - Sölden
  • Brunnenberg hut
  • Brunnekogelhaus
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C moderate
0.8 km
0:30 h
80 m


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