Via Ferrata Rosslochhölen Klettersteig - Touren-Impression #1 | © Herbert Raffalt / Fotograf Via Ferrata Rosslochhölen Klettersteig - Touren-Impression #1 | © Herbert Raffalt / Fotograf

Rosslochhölen Klettersteig

Great, impressive, energy-sapping via ferrata in the region around ERZBERG and LEOBEN.
This extremely demanding, unique via ferrata, difficulty level E, leads through a 70m deep cave in the western Hochschwab.

The climb was very well designed, after the descent (D) you get to the cave entrance , through the cave then back up.

ATTENTION: On this via ferrata the one-way rule applies!

The via ferrata can be combined very well with the Kaiser Franz Josef via ferrata - if you have enough strength. Together, the two routes make for a phenomenal and unmistakable via ferrata experience high above Lake Leopoldstein.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
April
October
November
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
6,4 km
Route
5:30 h
Time
1039 hm
Uphill
1138 hm
Downhill
1572 m
Highest point

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More information

Details on how to get there can be found here.
ACCESS:

The approach is via the Kaiser-Franz-Joseph via ferrata (D, 4h).

ALTERNATIVE ASCENT:

Alternatively, you can reach the entrance via the marked hiking trail 822 in the direction of Hochblaser in 2.5h.

HIKING:

40 minutes, 70Hm

From the backpack place one to the cave exit and descend to the right in an intersection (C last D) and traverse to the cave entrance (A/B and B). In the cave steep (D) to the rope bridge and over it (B) to the other side of the cave. There narrow and strongly overhanging up (E), only briefly easier (C/D), you reach the last overhang (D/E). Then still over a beautiful wall (C) to the exit.

Observe one-way rules (i.e. do not descend through the cave).

DESCENT:

2 hrs, 1050 hm.

From the exit, return to trail 822 and descend via this trail to the valley.

ALTERNATIVE DESCENT:

After the exit it takes about 45 minutes to reach the summit of the Hochblaser (1771m) and on the marked path via the Hassenwilzinghütte (not managed, 1346m) and the so-called Geißstall to the Seeau and along the lake back to the parking lot (from Hochblaser summit another 3 hours).

Those who still have enough strength climb to the summit of the Hochblaser.
Timetables and travel information can be found directly at: Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Steiermärkischen Landesbahnen (STLB), www.busbahnbim.at 

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Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN 

Tourist office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810

office@erzberg-leoben.at  

Alpinschule Eisenerz

Alpfox Berg- und Skischule

BEV ÖK 101 Eisenerz, 1:50.000

Kompass WK 212 Hochschwab-Mariazell, 1:35.000, ISBN 3-85491-563-2

Freytag & Berndt WK 041 Hochschwab, 1:50.000, ISBN 3-85084-780-2

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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%
5 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
Morning
very sunny
19°C
0%
0 km/h
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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