Klettersteig - Dachstein Krippenstein

Dachstein Salzkammergut

Newly opened via ferrata on the Krippenstein.

Alpine Climbing Difficult

2.4 km
203 m
201 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Klettersteig - Dachstein Krippenstein Map

Short overview:- Access 20 min- Himmeleck to Gams | A | 600 Climbing meter- Gams to the 5fingers | B/C | 350 Climbing meter- Westpfeiler | E | 850 Climbing meterAccess 20 min:From the mountain station Krippenstein at the footpath in north direction (5fingers). On half way a clear signpost points east to the entrance "Himmeleck".BLAU Dachstein Gams | B | 950 Climbing meters:Nice alpine tour for beginners, but nothing for beginners. From the "Himmeleck" entrance on the east side of the Krippenstein, the via ferrata runs 600 m northwards to the "Gams" (sculpture). From the "Gams" either the same via ferrata back to the "Himmeleck" or 350 m up to the 5fingers viewing platform. However, this exit has 2 places with the difficulty C.ORANGE north face | E | 850 climbing meters: The via ferrata in the highest difficulty level. From the Gams (sculpture) you first descend, then cross 450 m in a westerly direction under the north face of the Krippenstein. This has a further climbing length of 400 m in total. The start in the north face starts overhanging with difficulties until E. Slightly crosswise it continues over exposed and compact rock slabs towards the west. The western end of the via ferrata is the exit for BASE jumpers. The upper part, from the "Base Exit", still has a length of 100 m in difficulty level E. Cableway Operations Management / Notinfo: +43 (0)50 140 12180 Mountain Rescue 140 Liability: The builder (Outdoor Leadership/Helmut Putz), the owner (DachsteinTourismus AG), the property owner (Austrian Federal Forests), assume no liability for the safety and condition of the via ferrata facility and its use. Any inspection is voluntary and requires adequate planning, self-assessment, preparation, training and physical and mental fitness. This via ferrata is NOT a beginner's via ferrata, but a demanding via ferrata route with all the alpine dangers present in the mountains. If salvage should become necessary due to self-inflicted errors or incorrect self-assessment, salvage costs must be reckoned with. Safety First: Absolutely essential for the sporting challenge on the Dachstein Gams via ferrata



The beginning of truly technical terrain which might involve pitched climbing on rock and/or ice, exposed terrain and complex route finding in ascent and descent. Equivalent to AD, AD+