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Via Ferrata

Ferrata Lehner Wasserfall

Via Ferrata • Oetztal
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  • Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    / Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    / Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    / Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    / Klettersteig Lehner Wasserfall
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ferrata Lehner Wasserfall
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0.4 km
3:00 h
220 m
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It is not as difficult as the Reinhard-Schiestl Via Ferrata, but you still need power and Alpine experience; you also need to be sure-footed. Not as exposed as the other trail, 160 m in altitude gain have to be conquered along the Lehner waterfall. Many rungs and steps facilitate the ascent. In the middle of the Via Ferrata you enjoy a fantastic view of the waterfall and the valley. A 30°-overhang is the highlight of this route. If you dare not make this final part you can sidestep it without difficulty to get to the exit at 1,450 m.

 

Trail length and time required

160 m of altitude gain; 250 m of rope length; 1.5 - 2 hours.

Difficulty
medium
Technique
B/C
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1338 m
1165 m
Wall height
220 m
Climbing length
430 m, 3:00 h
Descent
0:30 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

Complete climbing gear required.

Tips, hints and links

More details about climbing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/klettern

Start

Lehn (1165 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.082119 N 10.945200 E
UTM
32T 647656 5216125

Destination

Lehn

Turn-by-turn directions

Vertical, grade -C access wall, with easier, intermittent sections; past two short grade - B scarps to the vantage corner; ascending grade - B /D traverse; steeper face to the grade - D overhang (sidestepping possible); across a grade - B ledge and a steep grade - B face at the end. 

 

Descent

follow the signs right of the exit and return on the steep trail leading back to Lehn.

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

 

Passing Umhausen you follow the Ötztaler Bundesstraße to Längenfeld's district Au. At kilometre 19,4 turn right towards Winklen. Follow the course of the road to Unterried. From the parking lot you reach the access point of the via ferrata in 15 min.

Parking

There is a parking lot behind the local heritage museum.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
B/C medium
Distance
0.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
220 m
Descent
0 m
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