Climbing in the Wipp Valley – Climb the summit
While some roam through the Wipptal mountains on the easy to challenging hiking trails, for others this is still not enough adventure. Varied via ferratas and adventurous climbing tours - in the Wipptal you will find everything that makes the hearts of passionate climbers beat faster: Via ferrata, climbing gardens, boulder rocks & multi-pitches.
In the untouched nature of the mountain valleys, climbing enthusiasts find the necessary adrenaline kick and thrill. Many of the climbing facilities are suitable for beginners, families and hobby climbers due to child-friendly hook distances and moderate rock slopes. For example, you can test your skills at the Alpine Safety Area (ASA) in Gschnitz on via ferrata A-E.
And if the weather is not on your side, you will find the JuFa climbing hall in Steinach, where the right climbing feeling will come up even on bad weather days.
The 500 m long enjoyment via ferrata is located to the pilgrimage church in the Gschnitztal valley and offers an ascent of 270 hm.
Start at the St. Magdalena car park. From there, follow the St. Magdalena hiking trail (approx. 30min) to the entrance. You can ascend the first short part to Habichtblick via the A-E variants. From there, the route continues with difficulty level B/C and leads upwards over rocky terrain, small rock outcrops and earth. There are several rest areas on the way up, inviting you to enjoy the beautiful view of the Mutte, Zeisspitze and the Gschnitzer mountains.
The exit is directly below the pilgrimage church and joins the hiking trail. The snack station is also located here. From here you return along the hiking trail.
Moderately difficult, perfectly laid out and, thanks to its southern orientation, accessible almost all year round.
Between St. Jodok and the entrance there is an educational via ferrata trail where the essential topics concerning safety and technique on the via ferrata are explained on boards.
From the car park at the church in St. Jodok, follow the signs to the railway station. Above the railway tracks, the path takes about 15 minutes to the entrance. The most difficult passage is right at the beginning with difficulty grade C. This is followed by the first of two rope bridges with a magnificent view of the distance and depths. The route then continues along the wall, then straight up again (C) to the second rope bridge. Now it is about 30 minutes to the cross on the summit. The marked descent (45 min) meets the emergency exit routes of the via ferrata.