Nestled in the heart of the Schladming-Dachstein Region and set against the backdrop of the majestic south face of the Dachstein, the sunny Ramsau plateau ranges in elevation between 1000 and 3000 meters. A true El Dorado for fans of vertical adventures: 26 via ferratas and climbing tours, including a fixed-cable climb for kids and three youth climbs, plus “Kalis Klettersteiggarten”, promise exciting rock-climbing opportunities for all ages.
Aside from its many attractions, the Dachstein is famous for one thing above all: It is the “cradle of via ferratas”. Leading up to its 2996 m high summit is the “Randkluft”, the oldest fixed-cable climb in the Eastern Alps. In combination with the “Anna” and “Johann”, it represents the longest permanently secured rock climb in the Alps, spanning over 1200 vertical meters – a truly ambitious goal for anyone. However, fans of less challenging climbs won’t be disappointed either: In total, Schladming-Dachstein boasts 26 via ferratas with a full range of difficulty. At elevations from 1000 to almost 3000 m, they strengthen body, mind and soul. 22 of those ascents are located in the sunny climbing area of Ramsau am Dachstein. There, the three via ferratas in the Silberkarklamm are the most popular. Rewarded by spectacular scenery, you will make an airy ascent up the side of the gorge. The rope bridges in particular, which have been installed along the way, permit you to enjoy breathtaking views of the raging river below.
Beginners and rookie “rock jocks” have ample opportunities as well: The Sattelberg in Ramsau has established itself as an ideal opportunity for mountaineers wanting to get their first taste of fixed-cable climbing. On the three kid-friendly and three youth climbing routes in “Kalis Klettergarten”, rock climbing enjoyment is guaranteed. Sommercard holders can also participate once a week in a sampler rock-climbing tour.
The “via ferrata license” is a must for all would-be summiteers looking to explore via ferratas independently. In the course of this training, state-certified mountain guides teach you the essential basic techniques of fixed-cable climbing. Furthermore, participants pick up useful information about equipment, safety, tour planning and weather watching.
This is a must for all summiteers wanting to enjoy the adventure of a via ferrata. A great opportunity to learn the basics of via ferrata climbing with a state-certified mountain guide from Ramsau am Dachstein.
Your instructor will explain to you why it is so important to check the daily weather forecast before every tour and, of course, keep an eye on current weather conditions during the tour itself. You will also pick up valuable information about the right equipment.
If you wish to take on the challenge of rock climbing for the very first time, our highly qualified alpine mountaineering guides are there for you with regular via ferrata courses.