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Via Ferrata Eselstein Westwand

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Easy via ferrata in the west face of the Eselstein. 
The second via ferrata on the west side of the Eselstein leads over a ramp through the west wall to the north ridge, from the exit you can reach the summit of the Eselstein in 5 minutes. This easy climb can also be used as a good descent from the Eselstein. It forms a great round with the ascent Eselstein Westgrat, or the Jubiläumssteig. 

Characteristics

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Fitness

Best season

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
2,0 km
Route
2:55 h
Time
415 hm
Uphill
415 hm
Downhill
2556 m
Highest point

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More information

Arriving from the west:

From the west you can take the Munich-Salzburg motorway, continuing on the Tauern motorway (A 10) until the Ennstal junction. From here take the Ennstal A-road (the B 320) for around 30 km into the Schladming-Dachstein region, then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off. Continue to the Ramsau plateau and about 1 km after Ramsau Kulm turn right to Rössing street (Rössingstraße) and continue junction (Abzweigung) Feistererhof.

Arriving from the north and east:

From the south-east take the Pyhrnautobahn motorway (A 9) to the Liezen junction and then the Ennstal A-road (B 320) into the Schladming-Dachstein region. Then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off. Continue to the Ramsau plateau and about 1 km after Ramsau Kulm turn right to Rössing street (Rössingstraße) and continue junction (Abzweigung) Feistererhof.

Approach: From the Feistererhof, a well-marked and in the middle part steep hiking trail leads to the Guttenberghaus ("king's stage"). From there you will go towards the Gruberscharte. Then about 15 minutes to the entry point of the Westwand Via Ferrata.

Descent: Descend again via the ascent path or alongthe marked path across the Feisterscharte back to Guttenberghaus

Take a break for a drink on Guttenberghaus afterwards.

The starting point can be reached by hiking bus (in operation from 25.6.2022). From the bus stop "Berghof/Abzweigung Feisterer" short walk up to the gorge entrance.

Schedule of the Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe

Bus schedules

Up-to-date information: Bergführerbüro Ramsau am Dachstein or phone +43 664 522 0080.

www.via-ferrata.de

Sommerfreizeitkarte WEST - available in all information offices of the TV Schladming-Dachstein

Alpenvereinskarte Nr. 14 - Dachsteingebirge

KOMPASS Karte 031 Der Dachstein, Ramsau, Filzmoos - available in Information office Ramsau am Dachstein

Klettersteige (Via Ferratas) - Atlas Österreich Schall Verlag - only in German

Via Ferratas English- TV Schladming-Dachstein (You will find the pdf file under "Klettersteige")

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What the weather will be like

Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)

Morning
foggy
13°C
70%
5 km/h
Noon
cloudy
17°C
45%
10 km/h
Night
cloudy
15°C
25%
10 km/h
Light rain in the early morning, but most of the day will be dry.
Morning
slightly cloudy
13°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
slightly cloudy
21°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
18°C
5%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
25.06.2024
sunny
10°C 22°C
26.06.2024
rainy
11°C 22°C
27.06.2024
cloudy
11°C 24°C
Spiegelsee Reiteralm | © photo-austria / Christine Höflehner

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