Very interesting, long and beautiful via ferrata, one of the most famous ones in Austria.
The route has been constructed along the south ridge of Große Ochsenwand, therefore danger of rock fall exists only in the lower part of the ascent. The lightly overhanging rock face at the entry and the following dihedrals are the most difficult passages. If someone is over challenged at these passages better turn back, because the difference of high altitude of approx. 700 m (thereof 500 m secured) demands condition and well-experienced mountaineers. Also the descent on the regular path - very interesting as independent via ferrata excursion – has several secured passages. Throughout well secured, some passages need lots of energy, red signposted. Unsuitable for children and unexperienced!
Very difficult. In the lower part on 400 Hm throughout B to C, some passages at the entry C/D or D, at the upper part part mostly walking area with short, secured passages (A/B to C/D) and some easy climbing passages to 1+
In the lower part danger of rock fall; the descent is also classified as via ferrate and after snowfall partly difficult.
Equipment: via ferrata set, helmet, good mountain boots or climbing shoes; security rope for youths;
Base: Schlicker Alm, 1640 m, private, Restaurant, open from mid-May – end-oct.; Tel. +43(0)5225-62409 (Taxi service to Schlickeralm, Tel. +43 (0)5225/62409)
: The ascent over the secured north ridge via ferrata (B and C) to the Große Ochsenwand is also worth to climb as an independent 1-day excursion