Via ferrata

Step by step to adventure.

If you love vertical, why not experience impressive via ferrata and adrenaline-pumping vistas in all directions (including down!) on your dream Alpine climbing tours through the gneiss of Kaunergrat. Including “easy exercises” for the whole family but also difficult “cases”. 

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"Holderli Seppl” via ferrata

Beginners, families and children have a special reason for coming to Fernergries: the ”Holderli Seppl via ferrata”. You access the route on the honed glacier mica-gneiss at the impressive Rifflbach waterfall. At climbing difficulty B, you climb immediately alongside the water, and once you even cross the thunderous river on a bridge. A small “floor” is ideal for a little break, and one steep section takes you straight up, before reaching the end of the via ferrata at the so-called “Schnapsloch” after 1 - 1.5 hours. The new via ferrata was built to honour the deserving Kaunertal mountain guide Sepp Praxmarer, also known as Holderli Seppl.

Access height: 1,940 m
Exit: 2,080 m
Difference in height: 140 m
Difficulty: B

Anton Renk via ferrata

The Anton Renk via ferrata is one of the most spectacular via ferrata in Tyrol, and also one of the most difficult. Due to its perpetual difficulty and overhanging passages, it is reserved for highly experienced climbers only - contrary to the ”Holderli Seppl via ferrata”. The stunning route stands proudly beside the waterfall, mostly in a very exposed location and with two overhangs to be climbed over. In between, you can recharge your batteries with small calmer sections. Warning: no emergency exit. From Fendels, the best idea is to take the lift up to the Sattelklause mountain station, before an approx. 2-hour climb to 2,000 m in altitude.

Entry height: 2,000 m
Exit height: 2,261 m
Different in height: 261 m
Difficulty: D/E


Alpine climbing at Kaunergrat is becoming ever more popular with enthusiastic beginners – not surprisingly, given its many over 2,000 m summits and wild nature as a backdrop! ”Wiesa-Jaggl”, “Plattensymphonie”, “Early morning in the sun” or “Hidden Paradise”: The names of the dream routes through the Kaunergrat gneiss speak for themselves! The walls and ridges at Hochrinnegg, Schweikert, Watzespitze and Verpeilspitze offer a whole range of Alpine sports climbing routes and ridge crossings, which are well worth it.

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