Via Ferrata Dachstein Krippenstein
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The Dachstein Krippenstein north wall, can be climbed on a via ferrata, which is excitingly unique.
Beautifully exposed via ferrata at the northern wall of the Dachstein Krippenstein
- approach 20 min
- Himmeleck to the Chamois | A | 600 climbing meters
- Chamois to 5 Fingers | B/C | 350 climbing meters
- Westernpillar | E | 850 Klettermeter
Dachstein Chamois | B | 950 Climbin meters:
Beautiful easy aline Tour, however not suitable for beginners. Coming from the entrance "Himmeleck" at the east side of the Krippenstein, the via ferrata goes north to the "Chamois" (sculpture)
From the "Gams" climbers have two possibilities, either back along the same track to the "Himmeleck" or farther on to the 5fingers viewing platform. This ascend however has two passages which are rated C on the via ferrata scale.
Northern wall | E | 850 climbing meters:
This via ferrata has the highest difficulty, coming from the "Gams" first the climbers have to descend, then traverse about 450 meters direction west through the northern wall of the Dachstein Krippenstein. The last part is another 400m climb, starting with an overhanging part which is graded E, slightly traversing the climbers pass beautiful, solid rock faces direction west.
For climbing this via ferrata, it is essential to have equipment as listed below:
climbin harnice and climbing gear
first aid set
climbing shoes (northern wall)
resting sling (in case of exhausion)
The builder (Outdoor Leadership/Helmut Putz), the owner (DachsteinTourismus AG), the property owner (Austrian Federal Forests), assume no liability for the safety and condition of the via ferrata facility and its use. Any ascent is voluntary and requires adequate planning, self-assessment, preparation, training and physical and mental fitness. This via ferrata is NOT a beginner's route, but a demanding via ferrata route with all the alpine dangers present in the mountains. If a rescue should become necessary due to self-inflicted errors or incorrect self-assessment, rescue costs must be expected.
In case of emergency call the mountain rescue under 140
Cable car emergency Number: +43 (0)50 140 12180
Download the via ferrata guide of Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt, Gosau at Dachstein, Hallstatt and Obertraun.
Details - climbing mount
- difficulty acc. to Kurt Schall: medium difficulty (B)
- Hop off description: Ascent 20 min: From the mountain station Dachstein Krippenstein on the hiking trail in north direction (5fingers). On the half way, a clear signpost shows the way east until to the entrance " Himmeleck".
- Hop on description: With the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car you get back to the valley.
- duration climbing mount: 1 h
The via ferrata is accessible from May to October, depending on snow and weather conditions.
Federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl driveway onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 in direction to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
A1 motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut Straße B145 direction Gmunden, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320
in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 via Bad Aussee to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn left direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
A10 Tauernautobahn to exit "Eben im Pongau", from there via Annaberg, Gosau and Hallstatt to Obertraun, in Obertraun turn right direction Dachstein Krippenstein cable car
get off at the bus station “Obertraun Dachsteinseilbahn”
from Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change to train to Stainach-Irdning
or from Stainach-Irdning Zug direction Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen", from there 45 minutes to walk or change to the bus
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).
- Parking space: 200
- Parking area for disabled: 5
- Bus parking space: 12
free of chargeE-service station / recharging station
- Charging point for e-bikes (free of charge)
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
Please get in touch for more information.
Via Ferrata Dachstein Krippenstein Dachstein Tourismus AG
Phone +43 50 140
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