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Falkenstein Klettersteig on 15 October 2023

organized by Ana Acuña-Dengo  contact organizer
This hike is cancelled

Title :
Falkenstein Klettersteig
Date :
Sun 15.10.2023
Registration starts :
Registration until :
Type of event :
Klettersteig (Via Ferrata)
Organized by :
Ana Acuña-Dengo
Description :

The Falkenstein Klettersteig is a via ferrata park in Mürztal with different variants from moderately difficult (B) to extremely difficult (D/E). All routes lead to the Falkensteinalm, where we can have a drink or a bite to eat after the ferrata.

Falkenstein Klettersteig (400m - C/D): Falkenstein (Route #1) is a 400 m long via ferrata, with a rope bridge and 2 C/D passages.

Helis-Pfeiler Einstieg (230m - D/E): Helis-Pfeiler (Route #2) is the most demanding variant, with a very difficult D/E section at the start. Please be aware that the topo states that this is not recommended as a first D/E attempt and that only climbers with previous experience on D/E via ferratas should attempt this route.

You can find the topo, detailed description (in German), and photos here: Falkenstein Klettersteig

Depending on the fitness level and skill set of the group, we can do either of the via ferratas (2h15m) or potentially both (4h30m). The final plan for the day will be determined based on the participants who sign up, as only a limited number of ACV members regularly take on D/E via ferratas.

In case of bad weather, the event may be shifted to another weekend or cancelled.

Pre-requisite: Highly experienced and confident on ferratas with a high level of difficulty – C/D ferratas should be a breeze for you! For this event, I will only be taking people I know, to be certain that everyone has the required technical skills. For those interested in trying out the Helis-Pfeiler Einstieg, I will ask for at least one example of a D/E ferrata you have done this year.

Technical requirements :
T3, I feel fine in difficult technical conditions and have mountain experience. I can manage to climb up and down without a rope on routes of climbing difficulty UIAA grade 1+
Physical requirements :
K2, 4-7 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
2.5 hours // 200m elevation gain
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
Climbing harness, via ferrata set, via ferrata gloves, sling + carabiner, helmet, sturdy hiking boots
Transport Details :

By car (1h30m drive one-way)

Max participants :
Map :
This hike is cancelled
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