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Tracciati per bici da strada in Ötztal

Via Ferrata recommended route

Via Ferrate Stuibenfall | Umhausen

Via Ferrata · Umhausen Open
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  • Stuibenfall Klettersteig - Umhausen-Niederthai
    Stuibenfall Klettersteig - Umhausen-Niederthai
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Amazing via ferrata next to tyrol's biggest waterfall, the Stuibenfall.

 

Open
moderate
Distance 1.5 km
4:00 h
300 m
8 m
1,226 m
1,078 m
The wonderful, 450 meter long Via Ferrata in Umhausen-Niederthai requires a good head for heights and surefootedness.The first part of the via ferrata leads along mighty rock faches from Umhausen to a small resting area located right below the rock ledges. From here passionate climbers continue on the left side of the Stuiben Falls to the route's exit. Dare devils can cross the Stuiben Falls on a small steel rope overlooking the 159 meter high waterfall. Enjoy this truly outstanding perspective of the rushing mountain waters! The easier alternative can be found on the left side, leading towards the exit with less effort.

 

Length / Time

300 meters of difference in altitude on a 450 meter long climbing route. Climbing time: approx. 3 hours; 3,5 - 4 hours incl. descent.

 

Requirement:

  • size: at least 1,40 meter tall and taller
  • surefootedness, free from giddiness and sporty
  • experience with climbing
Difficulty
C moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,226 m
Lowest point
1,078 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Wall height
300 m
Climbing length
450 m, 3:00 h
Descent
1:00 h

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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 suggestions

More details about climbing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/klettern

Start

Umhausen | car park Bischofsplatz
Coordinates:
DD
47.131586, 10.930710
DMS
47°07'53.7"N 10°55'50.6"E
UTM
32T 646420 5221595
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Destination

Umhausen | car park Bischofsplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

In terms of difficulty, on a scale from A to E (ranging from easy to extreme), the Stuibenfall Via Ferrata is graded C. Most sections of the route are graded B, only two overhanging sections are graded C. Therefore the Via Ferrata is also ideal for beginners, families and children over 10 years. Young climbers are secured by an additional rope and can take advantage of stepladders.Unlimited climbing fun amid unspoilt nature is guaranteed.

 

Descent

Back to Umhausen via the countless steps and the suspension bridge.

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

 

Directions

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

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:

- car park Bischofsplatz; payable

Coordinates

DD
47.131586, 10.930710
DMS
47°07'53.7"N 10°55'50.6"E
UTM
32T 646420 5221595
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Helmet, climbing harness and complete via ferrata climbing set, via ferrata gloves and appropriate climbing shoes.

Similar routes nearby

  • Via ferrata Lehner Wasserfall | Längenfeld
  • via ferrate Piburg
  • Via ferrata Reinhard Schiestl | Längenfeld
  • Via Ferrata Kühtaier Panorama
  • Viea ferrata Geierwand | Haiming
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Status
Open
Difficulty
C moderate
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
8 m
Highest point
1,226 m
Lowest point
1,078 m
Scenic Family-friendly Classic via ferrata

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