Ewige Wand fixed rope route
- Suitable for groups
Interactive elevation profile
Short, but very exposed via ferrata, which is less interesting as an independent company due to the brevity. It is recommended to connect it with the original "Leadership-via ferrata" to the Predigstuhl, which can be reached via a marked hiking trail afterwards.
Very short but very exposed via Ferrata
From the entrance extremely exposed on treads (C) under overhangs cross to the left. Then upright to slightly overhanging the exposed wall (C / D) up. Under slight overhangs to the right, cross (D) and up a steep upswing (D). Through a somewhat earthy channel (C) to exit.
Entrance to the via ferrata
From the Rathlucken Hut on the mountain and fairytale trail Bad Goisern first gently rising, then straigth to the "Ewige Wand" (eternal wall). On the impressive, beaten in the rock path through a tunnel to the entrance (height: 780 m). The via ferrata starts just before the second tunnel with a small bench and a yellow board.
Descent from the via ferrata
At the exit keep left and over the trail through the "Ewige Wand" (eternal wall) shortly back to the entrance. You can also hike on the marked hiking trail to the Leadership via ferrata up to the Predigstuhl.
Builder: Outdoor Leadership
The via ferrata is very exposed and to commit with the help of treadles. A head for heights and sure-footedness are required.
In case of emergency call the mountain rescue under 140!
Download the via ferrata guide of Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt, Gosau at Dachstein, Hallstatt and Obertraun.
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- Board possible
Details - climbing mount
- difficulty acc. to Kurt Schall: difficult (C)
- Hop off description: Leaving the parking lot at the Rathlucken Hut you follow the easy mountain and fairytale trail Bad Goisern to the rock face. Here begins the trail, hollowed out from the rocks, to the western part of the Ewigen Wand, which can easily be reached by following the wooded trail. Access to the via ferrata is reached before the second tunnel along the path cut out from the rocks.
- Hop on description: The marked hiking trail leads past the exit in the direction of Predigstuhl, which you descend briefly until the junction of the hiking trail with the "Ewige Wand"(eternal wall). If you would like to extend the tour, a combination with the "Leadership via ferrata" is recommended. To do this, continue climbing the marked hiking trail until shortly before the summit of the Predigstuhl (1 to 1.5 hours). Then you follow the descent via the "Obermoos-Steig" for about 15 minutes until you reach the junction of the access path (sign "Klettersteig").
The via ferrata is accessible from May to October, depending on snow and weather conditions.
At the roundabout in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee take the exit to "Lasern" and continue in the direction of Predigstuhl. After about 3.5 km turn left to the Rathlucken Hut, where you will also find the parking lot Rathlucken Hut.
Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Goisern
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn towards Bad Goisern
Attnang-Puchheim - Stainach-Irdning lines
stop train station Bad Goisern, from there about 5.5 km away
Bus 542 (Bad Ischl - Gosausee)
stop Bad Goisern Mitte/B145, from there about 4.7 km away
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: 20
All climbing routes are free to use at your own risk.
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
Assuming heights and vertigo. Complete climbing equipment required. Use at your own risk!Most economical season
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