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The hiking paradise of Sölden also has a marvelous winter season: 49.5 km of cleared, signposted winter hiking trails take walkers straight through snow-covered forests, white meadows and along Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. Adventure-seeking vacationers grab their snowshoes and listen to the crunching snow under their feet while lively Sölden disappears in the background. Trudging  through the untouched white either on your own or accompanied by a local guide you will take new insights on the way to rustic mountain huts.

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Ferrata Haiming-Geierwand

Via Ferrata • Oetztal
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Map / Ferrata Haiming-Geierwand
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medium
1.1 km
3:00 h
400 m
5 m
Intermediate via ferrata tour in a limestone rock wall, featuring a height of about 400 meters. Most parts of the tour are grade B but you shouldn't underrate the height and the time required as you need about 2.5 hours for the ascent. Bring enough to drink especially on warm days! There is a mini and a midi variant with several exit points, therefore this via ferrata route is also suitable for skilled beginners. There is no other emergency exit! A small rope suspension bridge, "Innschwebe", and the uninterrupted panoramic view of the lnntal Valley promise rewarding moments. Due to the very sunny location this route is accessible almost all year round.

 

Trail length / Time required

Almost 400 meters of altitude gain on a total rope length of about 800 meters. Ascent 2.5 hours, descent 0.5 hour.

Difficulty
medium
Technique
B/C
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
672 m
659 m
Wall height
400 m
Climbing length
800 m, 2:30 h
Descent
0:30 h

Safety information

Due to the mini and midi version, which can be used earlier, it is also possible for beginners to join this fixed rope route. Otherwise there is no emergency exit!

 

Climbing Rules:

1. GET FAMILIAR WITH THE EQUIPMENT

Use only standardized mountain sports equipment (CE-sign) & study instructions for use.

 

2. PARTNER CHECK BEFORE STARTING

Double-check your knots, harness buckle, belay system and the end of the rope.

 

3. LET THE PARTNER KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON

Communication prevents misunderstandings, let your belayer know when he has to take your weight on the rope.

 

4. ACT RESPECTFULLY

Respect other climbers & inform them of mistakes and dangers. Stick to climbing bans.

 

5. PROTECT YOUR HEAD

A helmet prevents head injuries in case of falling rocks & if you fall.

 

6. NO ROPE ON ROPE CONTACT

Always use metal karabiners for rappelling. Never use two ropes in one karabiner / toprope link plate.

 

7. WARM UP BEFORE STARTING TO CLIMB

Warm-up climbing protects your joints, tendons and muscles.

 

8. FULL ATTENTION WHILE BELAYING

The life of your partner is in your hands.

 

9. NO NEW CLIMBING HOOKS

It is strictly forbidden to fix new climbing hooks.

Equipment

Equipment: helmet, climbing harness and complete via ferrata climbing set, via ferrata gloves, appropriate climbing shoes, enough to drink!

Tips, hints and links

More details about climbing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/klettern

 

 

Start

Haiming (662 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.258960 N 10.874750 E
UTM
32T 641836 5235646

Destination

Haiming

Turn-by-turn directions

Grade B access (only via ledges, parallel), the narrow Gamsband features one B/C section, after reaching the "Innschwebe" rope bridge you also find some grade C steps. The last part is a bit easier – apart from the height – and graded A/B and A.

 

Descent

At the end of the route you take the slightly descending, signposted trail on the right (east) – which becomes much steeper after a while. Continue down to the access point of the Simmering climbing garden. Back to the car park on the Apple Road.

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Haiming is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in the Inn valley. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Haiming/Magerbach. Follow the Apple Road towards Silz, cross the bridge over the autobahn on the left after about 3 minutes, then walk towards the climbing access point. Slightly rising trail to Geierwand rock wall.  

Parking

Parking area behind Rafting Alm and rafting exit point

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
B/C medium
Distance
1.1 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
400 m
Descent
5 m

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