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Climbing garden Aschbach

Via Ferrata • Oetztal
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Most parts of the climbing wall in Aschbach can be found on the shady side – therefore it makes an ideal spot also on hot summer days. Steep rock faces are just perfect for climbers in search of challenging routes.

 

ROUTE GRADING

General Route Grading: ++

Route length: 30 - 35 meters 

Difficulty / number of routes: 7- - 9+, 9 routes

Route Type: single-pitch route

Structure / Quality of the rock: Rough granite with ledges and slacks / mostly very good

Safety: ++++

Altitude: 1.250 meters

Best seasons: summer, fall

Facing: east

To the rocks: 10 minutes

Parking: +

Family-friendly: +

Beginner-friendly: -

 

 

 

 

Altitude
1402 m
1388 m
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Approach
0:10 h

Safety information

Climbing Rules:

1. GET FAMILIAR WITH THE EQUIPMENT

Use only standardized mountain sports equipment (CE-sign) & study instructions for use.

 

2. PARTNER CHECK BEFORE STARTING

Double-check your knots, harness buckle, belay system and the end of the rope.

 

3. LET THE PARTNER KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON

Communication prevents misunderstandings, let your belayer know when he has to take your weight on the rope.

 

4. ACT RESPECTFULLY

Respect other climbers & inform them of mistakes and dangers. Stick to climbing bans.

 

5. PROTECT YOUR HEAD

A helmet prevents head injuries in case of falling rocks & if you fall.

 

6. NO ROPE ON ROPE CONTACT

Always use metal karabiners for rappelling. Never use two ropes in one karabiner / toprope link plate.

 

7. WARM UP BEFORE STARTING TO CLIMB

Warm-up climbing protects your joints, tendons and muscles.

 

8. FULL ATTENTION WHILE BELAYING

The life of your partner is in your hands.

 

9. NO NEW CLIMBING HOOKS

It is strictly forbidden to fix new climbing hooks.

Equipment

normal climbing equipment required

Tips, hints and links

More details about climbing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/klettern

Start

Climbing garden Aschbach (1388 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.015862 N 10.997133 E
UTM
32T 651786 5208862

Destination

Climbing garden Aschbach

Turn-by-turn directions

After crossing the bridge, you follow the steep and rising trail into the forest. After about 10 minutes you reach the majestic climbing wall.

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

 

Getting there

Längenfeld is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Along Ötztal's federal road towards Sölden – past Längenfeld, then turn right at km 30.

Parking

Leave your car on the right side in the small parking area. Opposite you find the "Haid & Falkner GmbH" company. It's not allowed to cross the bridge by car!

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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