The Via Ferrata Jubiläums-Klettersteig was built in 1991 and leads through the south face of the Eselstein.
The Jubiläum via ferrata was build in 1991 and its varied passages lead along: the ridge, very exposed spots, and easier terrain in between. Many mountaineers faced their limit on its steep cliff passage.
A very well-designed via ferrata meeting every expectation, though not suited for inexperienced climbers or childer. Very strenous and exposed at some parts.
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 Gasthof Feistererhof, a well-marked and occasionally steep trail winds up to the Guttenberghaus (see King's Stage). Keep hiking in the direction of the Gruberscharte. After approx. 20 minutes, turn right (info board ‘Klettersteig’) and follow the footpath along the scree slope until you reach the entry point.
Descent: hike down the narrow, marked path at Eselstein's northern-slope until you reach the trail. Walk along Feistererscharte back to the Guttenberghaus (approx. 40 min) and take the trail you used for the ascent, back down.
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
Parking lot at Hotel Feistererhof
Up-to-date information: Bergführerbüro Ramsau am Dachstein or phone +43 664 522 0080.