Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein Verified partner Explorers Choice
Ramsauer KlettersteigPhoto: Herbert Raffalt, Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
This is the classic Via Ferrata in the Dachstein region, and also a perfect warm-up tour for the Dachstein when starting at the Guttenberhaus.
Usually, the route starts at the Edelgrießhöhe, but you can start at either end. This impressively scenic Via Ferrata crosses summits and rock towers to the Gruberscharte in a breathtaking experience.
Due to the length, high alpine location and the sporty route, this climb is only recommended for fit and experienced via ferrata climbers.
Hiking Via Ferrata routes is a demanding sport in rugged terrain. For your safety, please observe the following rules:
- Via Ferrata routes are demanding and require a good level of fitness, no hight vertigo and sure-footedness.
- Always use a helmet and, a Via Ferrata kit to attach yourself to the safety rope. Many mountain rescue missions are a result of carelessness and bad weather conditions.
- Many routes require most of the day. When planning a tour, always include the possibility of a sudden change of weather. Be prepared: carry spare clothing and a good stock of food supplies.
- Always show respect towards fellow mountaineers. Inform them about possible dangers if need be.
- Take care of our environment. Only take photographs and memories with you - leave no trace.
Alpine Emergency Numbers
Mountain rescue 140
Euro Emergency Call 112
Tips and hints
Up-to-date information: Bergführerbüro Ramsau am Dachstein or phone +43 664 522 0080.
Access: From the Dachstein Gondola’s base station, walk along the marked path to Edelgrießkar, until you turn right to the Edelgrießhöhe at an elevation of about 2.230 m, reaching the ridge after a further 250 metres. Follow the marked path to the beginning of the steel rope.
Descent: From the Gruberscharte in the direction of the Guttenberghaus and along the "Königsetappe" to the Feisterer parking spot.
Alternative: Back to the Edelgrießhöhe and through the cirque, returning to the valley the same way you came up.
Schedule of the Ramsauer Verkehrsbetriebe
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.
Arriving from the north:
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.
Parking lot at Gasthof Edelbrunn or at the bottom station of the Dachstein cable car (Tollroad)
Book recommendation by the author
Klettersteige (Via Ferratas) - Atlas Österreich Schall Verlag - only in German
Via Ferratas English- TV Schladming-Dachstein (You will find the pdf file under "Klettersteige")
Author’s map recommendations
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
Via Ferrata Equipment
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