Schmied Fixed Rope Route in Gosau

Climing over the Gosau valley

This via ferrata is situated close to the Gosau valley. Of medium difficulty and easy access, the via ferrata can be accessed, easily and safely, even when the weather is not so good.

The via ferrata traverses the massive rock faces high above the reservoir in Gosau Hintertal. The first section is graded "B" and "C" in terms of difficulty, and begins 50m south of the water basin. The route is a traverse to the end of the rock section. The access to the main part of the climb is described as "short but strenuous" and graded D - E. This is a vertical ascent from the middle of the rock. Section 2 is mainly B grade, and is an upwards diagonal traverse of an inclined slab wall. After a short forested section, the 3rd part of the tour (graded B and C) is a return to the start (Wandbuch) by means of a ladder and a rope bridge.

Safety on the rock face

In recent years rock climbing has developed encouragingly strong and each year inspires more and more people. Its versatility means you get a taste of everything: whether hard tracks in the Boulder room or indoor climbing hall, long routes with alpine ambience or leisurely tours on a sunny cliff - in climbing, regardless of age, everyone finds their individual conditions. Safety guidelines play an important role in enabling you to enjoy this fascination to the full. The best advice for "correct" climbing in the Salzkammergut region can be found here.

Information at a glance

  • Route information
    Starting place: 4824 Gosau
    Starting point: hotel Gosauschmied
    Destination: 4824 Gosau
    Destination: hotel Gosauschmied
    Duration: 1 hour
    Length: 0.34 km
    Metres of altitude: 190m
    Lowest point: 800m
    Highest point: 990m