Obergurgl Zirbenwald Via FerrataCharacter
Right at the beginning - when you cross the suspension bridge - surefootedness and a good head for heights are absolutely required. A steel rope for via ferrata sets is available as well. The family-friendly route features two difficult grade-C sections where previous via ferrata experience is recommended. Pleasant and easy walking trail to the access area, ideal also for onlookers who can watch the sportsmen close-by. Difficulty/equipmentVia Ferrata basic knowledge is necessary.This via ferrata is graded B-C, most sections are of intermediate difficulty (B) and therefore also perfect for families with children over 10 years - if using an additional safety rope. Equipment: helmet, harness and complete via ferrata climbing set, via ferrata gloves, appropriate climbing shoes.Trail length and time required 100 meters altitude gain, 400 m rope length, approx. 1.5-2 hours; about 3 hours incl. descent.DescentVia hiking trail no. 9 towards Obergurgl.Getting there/access routeLeaving behind Sölden, you follow the federal road to Obergurgl for another 30 minutes. Car parks are available at the church (for a charge) or at the Festkogelbahn mountain gondola (for free). Then you follow the Zirbenwald stone pine forest trail to Davids Hütte where you find the access point.