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Rotschitza Klamm - Via Ferrata

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    Photo: Kathrin Kranabether, Region Villach
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    Photo: Kathrin Kranabether, Region Villach
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    Photo: Kathrin Kranabether, Region Villach
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closed
moderate
Distance 0.8 km
3:00 h
290 m
290 m
1,192 m
957 m
Renovated in 2009, this via ferrata is an exciting and challenging adventure for the whole family with the difficulty B. After a short hike you can reach the small gorge and follow the brook "Rotschitza".

Author’s recommendation

Be careful in the entry area at the waterfall because of rockfall - NEVER get in after or in heavy rain! Highly recommended are the guided climbing tours through the alpine schools listed below.
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Region Villach
Update: May 17, 2022
Difficulty
B/Cmoderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,192 m
Lowest point
957 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Access
200 m, 0:45 h
Climbing length
90 m, 0:50 h
Descent
290 m, 0:40 h

Safety information

WINTER CLOSURE - Due to alpine hazards such as icing, the via ferrata was closed during the winter assembly and dismantled in sections.

Rockfall is possible - helmets and good equipment are mandatory!

Gorge and gorges are - despite their possible proximity to municipal road networks - to the alpine areas and mountaineering with corresponding alpine dangers. These dangers include:

  • self-initiated or externally triggered rockfall and dangers common in the forest, especially after storms (heavy rain, wind and snow breaks, branch shedding, etc.) despite annual inspections
  • danger of falling off the signposted paths or improper use of the infrastructure (bridges)
  • risk of slipping in wet conditions and icing through
  • fog

In spite of the annual infrastructural and organizational measures,appropriate equipment (see equipment recommendation) and an open eye for objective dangers must be observed.

Please stay on the signposted path! Parents are responsible for their children!

Tips and hints

 

Region Villach Tourism

 

+43 4242 42000

 

www.region-villach.at/en

 

Start

Baumgartnerhöhe (957 m)
Coordinates:
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DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Baumgartnerhöhe

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Baumgartnerhof a hiking trail (about 35 minutes) leads to the Rotschitza waterfall - follow the red markings. You will reach a forest road on which you go downhill to your left and then before the bridge turn right uphill into the forest. Turn left at the junction for the access path to the waterfall. Then you descend down to the creek and follow it uphill to the entrance of the small waterfall. Walk back on trail 683 to Baumgartnerhöhe (about 40 minutes)

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Public transport

Getting there

A2 to Villach, exit "Villach Süd / Warmbad", B85 to Finkenstein. In the town centre turn right towards Burgarena Finkenstein, pass the arena to Baumgartnerhöhe. 

Parking

There are enough parking spaces at the Baumgartnerhöhe.

Coordinates

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DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Via ferrata set, helmet, medium-strength mountaineering boots, safety rope for children and beginners.

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4.2
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Mario Neuf
September 14, 2021 · Community
Boromir Fischer
September 09, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 09, 2021
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July 19, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
B/Cmoderate
Distance
0.8 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
290 m
Descent
290 m
Highest point
1,192 m
Lowest point
957 m
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