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Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger

Fixed rope route · Meranerland · closed
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  • Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    / Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schenna, Schenna
  • Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    / Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schenna, Schenna
  • Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    / Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schenna, Schenna
  • Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    / Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schenna, Schenna
  • Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    / Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger Scena
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schenna, Schenna
Map / Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger
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closed
moderate
0.7 km
2:00 h
1028 m
519 m

A spectacular climb in a breathtaking environment. The 500 m long climb is perfectly secured with 1000 m of steel cable, is rated at medium difficulty and is suitable for the less strong alpinists or for families with enthusiastic young climbers.

Difficulty
B/C moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2475 m
Lowest point
1966 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

Ascent
The 500 m long climb is perfectly secured with 1000 m of steel cable, is rated at medium difficulty (A - B – in some places B/C) and is suitable for the less strong alpinists or for families with enthusiastic young climbers (10 years and older). An early start, alpine experience and a good overall physical condition is a prerequisite for the ascent of the climbing route. Along the ascent, there is no water and no escape routes. A withdrawal is possible only by down-climbing. The via ferrata is fully secured with a steel cable and no passages have to be dealt with in unsecured terrain or by free climbing. Many steep and difficult sections have been mitigated with steel clamps, which function as steps. Nevertheless, the last part of the via ferrata, the so-called Angel’s edge, presents a very impressive rock passage. The orientation of the via ferrata to the southwest allows for an early ascent of the route, and the climbing season extends well into late autumn. The experienced mountaineer will even be able to access the Heini Holzer via ferrata during many winter months. (Total climbing time: 3-4 hours)

Access

  • Meran - Naif Valley. Ascend with the cable railway Meran 2000 to the top station, which can also be reached from Hafling - Falzeben with the gondola lift. Follow the wide road for a short distance to the junction with the sign for the via ferrata. Then turn left on the trail no. 18 (Ifinger Schartlweg - partially secured with steel rope). Proceed past two turnoffs to the signposted branch-off to the start, just below the easily recognizable platform (rope-up area).
    (130 m ascent, 75 m descent, ¾-1 hour)
  • Scena - Taser cable car valley station. Ascend with the car. Proceed via the signs for the Ifinger Hut to the Ifinger notch and from there follow the Ifinger Schartlweg no. 18 (partially secured with steel rope) to the marked branch-off below the platform. (700 m ascent, 200 m descent, 2½-3 hours)
  • Gsteier (middle station of the cable railway Meran 2000 - a short ascent to Gsteier). Follow the route no. 3 to the Ochsenboden. Continue to the Ifinger Schartlweg (no. 18 - partly secured with steel rope). From there turn left to the signposted branch-off to the start, just below the easily recognizable platform.
    (850 m ascent, 3-3½ hours)

Descent
From the exit, follow the signs to the junction “Kleiner Ifinger” (2552 m) and “Großer Ifinger” (2581 m). From there, the descent starts down to the clearly visible Kuhleitenhütte. Anyone who is late, or who does not want to stop at the hut, can follow a trail shortly before, which slips to the right and leads back down through the grass slope to the wide road (gravel road) which returns to the starting point. (500 m descent, 1-1½ hours)

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Status
closed
Difficulty
B/C moderate
Distance
0.7 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
1028 m
Descent
519 m

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