Schmied Fixed Rope Route in Gosau - © Alpin Laserer

Schmied Via Ferrata Gosau

Via ferrata for advanced climbers with a fantastic panorama

Mountain lovers can simply hang out and enjoy the extensive Gosau Valley on the Schmied via ferrata in the Gosau Valley. The intermediate via ferrata is west-facing and therefore offers a pleasant coolness for climbing, especially in the morning and mid-morning hours. The almost 2.5-hour tour starts about 15 minutes' walk from the "Gosauschmied" car park and the guesthouse of the same name. The path to the starting point, which leads across the Gosau reservoir, is well signposted. The "Gosauschmied" car park in Hintertal is the perfect place to park your vehicle.

Finale above the reservoir

At the end of this climbing tour await the unfortunately no longer open Bäralm. From here, a narrow path leads through colourful flower meadows down into the valley to the Gosau reservoir and the starting point of our climbing tour - the Gosauschmied guesthouse.

Note for climbing enthusiasts

A printed folder with climbing routes in the Salzkammergut and a detailed route description is available at the four tourist offices of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. In addition, local outdoor providers also offer the option of booking an experienced guide for the "via ferrata experience". You can find the contact details for this under “Information at a glance” below.

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.

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Schmied Fixed Rope Route in Gosau
Schmied Fixed Rope Route in Gosau

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