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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Via Ferrata recommended route

Ferrata Lehner Wasserfall

Via Ferrata · Oetztal · closed
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  • Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
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  • / Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
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Distance 0.4 km
3:00 h
220 m
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1,338 m
1,165 m
It is not as difficult as the Reinhard-Schiestl Via Ferrata, but you still need power and Alpine experience; you also need to be sure-footed. Not as exposed as the other trail, 160 m in altitude gain have to be conquered along the Lehner waterfall. Many rungs and steps facilitate the ascent. In the middle of the Via Ferrata you enjoy a fantastic view of the waterfall and the valley. A 30°-overhang is the highlight of this route. If you dare not make this final part you can sidestep it without difficulty to get to the exit at 1,450 m.


Trail length and time required

160 m of altitude gain; 250 m of rope length; 1.5 - 2 hours.

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Update: November 30, 2021
B/C moderate
Highest point
1,338 m
Lowest point
1,165 m
Best time of year
Cardinal direction
0:20 h
Wall height
220 m
Climbing length
430 m, 3:00 h
0:30 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:



Lehn (1,165 m)



Turn-by-turn directions

Vertical, grade -C access wall, with easier, intermittent sections; past two short grade - B scarps to the vantage corner; ascending grade - B /D traverse; steeper face to the grade - D overhang (sidestepping possible); across a grade - B ledge and a steep grade - B face at the end. 



follow the signs right of the exit and return on the steep trail leading back to Lehn.


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


Passing Umhausen you follow the Ötztaler Bundesstraße to Längenfeld's district Au. At kilometre 19,4 turn right towards Winklen. Follow the course of the road to Unterried. From the parking lot you reach the access point of the via ferrata in 15 min.


There is a parking lot behind the local heritage museum.


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Complete climbing gear 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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.

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  • Climbing garden Astlehn
  • Climbing garden Nösslach - Längenfeld
  • Climbing garden Auplatte
  • Ferrata Reinhard Schiestl
  • Climbing garden Burgsteinerwand
  • Climbing garden Niederthai
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B/C moderate
0.4 km
3:00 h
220 m
Highest point
1,338 m
Lowest point
1,165 m
Scenic Family-friendly


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