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Kaiserschild

Via ferrata enthusiasts get their money's worth in Eisenerz! Of the four via ferratas, the Kaiserschild is certainly one of the most demanding. Therefore not suitable for beginners and inexperienced. Many passages are C and D as well as D/E. For the approach you should plan 1 1/2 hours and good condition required. The Kaiserschild is an exciting and attractive via ferrata with an approx. 35 m long steel cable suspension bridge "Nepal bridge" and is located in the adventure region ERZBERG LEOBEN.
Approach: 680 HM, 3.3 km, 1.5 hrs.

Difficulty:

Very to extremely difficult. Fairly constant between C and D and a short passage D/E.

Character: The demands of the Kaiserschild via ferrata are higher than those of the Eisenerzer via ferrata. Fairly persistent in difficulty, almost always very steep and exposed, combined with a few really crunchy single passages up to D/E. Also scenically very beautiful and impressive! Not at all suitable for beginners and inexperienced.

Exciting and attractive is also the approx. 35 m long steel cable suspension bridge Nepal Bridge in the upper section of the climb.

Starting point: parking lot at the alpine inn Gemeindealm in the Eisenerzer Ramsau (afterwards no driving)

Access: 1.5 hours from the parking lot Gemeindealm on a forest road to a left turn and here follow the marked trail 683. Via serpentines through a beech forest and scree field to the foot of the wall. Via a partially secured ramp you reach the entrance of the via ferrata.

Route: 1,5 hours 300 HM

Shortly very steep C/D uphill to the entry crossing and keeping right B uphill C D to the beginning of the big slab ramp "Ramsauer Rampe" further to the chimney and Kaiserschild summit.

Descent: 2 hours 1065 HM.

At the marked normal path - west downhill into the beautiful high valley and left back to the start.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
9,2 km
Route
8:00 h
Time
1040 hm
Uphill
1065 hm
Downhill
2000 m
Highest point

Map & downloads

More information

On the S 6 to Leoben , continue via the B 115 or via Hieflau to Eisenerz. In the village you branch off to Ramsau (you drive through the narrow beautiful old town) and follow the road to the end of the driving possibilities.
Arrival: Coming from Leoben via the Präbichl on the B-115 after the Red Cross service Abbierung" Zentrum Stadtmitte".  Through the Krumpental past the municipal office in the direction of Eisenerzer Ramsau to the inn Gemeindealm.
No water on the way! Danger of falling rocks in the area of the Bärenlochsteig (access and descent) near the entrance by climbers. In spring often still snow or snow remains on the access trail.

Maps: ÖK 100 Hieflau; F&B WK 041

Accommodation / inns in Ramsau and Eisenerz.

No campsite nearby; a camper site next to the indoor swimming pool and camping possibility at the Eisenerzerhof, Hieflauerstr. 17.

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at: Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Steiermärkischen Landesbahnen (STLB), www.busbahnbim.at

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Sufficient parking directly at the starting point
Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN 

Tourist office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810

office@erzberg-leoben.at  

www.klettersteig.de

Klettersteigführer Österreich

www.bergsteigen.com

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What the weather will be like

Eisenerz (711m)

Morning
sunny
18°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
28°C
10%
5 km/h
Night
very sunny
24°C
15%
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Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
Morning
very sunny
19°C
0%
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Noon
rainy
27°C
45%
5 km/h
Night
rainy
22°C
55%
5 km/h
Possibly sunny spells in the early morning, later heavy clouds with frequent thunderstorms.
17.07.2024
cloudy
16°C 26°C
18.07.2024
sunny
15°C 29°C
19.07.2024
sunny
16°C 29°C

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