Brief overview of the various via ferratas and climbing routes in Gastein Valley
The Hirschinger via ferrata offers two variants, making it suitable for true “pros” as well as rookies with big aspirations. It leads up the north ridgeline to the summit of the 2119 meters-high Hirschspitze. You also have various alternatives available to you, making it possible to bypass all of the difficult passages whenever you wish. Highlights of this via ferrata include a small rope bridge, a rocky hole and a zip line (where you might occasionally have to wait to take your turn on sunny days!). In addition, by riding the Schlossalm lift you can shorten your journey to the start of the climb to just a few minutes.
You will then continue up the Weitmoser via ferrata, a climb that is rich in variety, minimally difficult, but which does demand alpine experience. The climb takes you up short sections of rock faces and simply ridgelines, ending at the summit of the Mauskarspitze.
The Mauskarspitze via ferrata is an intermediate climb, featuring a number of steep sections and, as a highlight, a 30 meters-long rope bridge, also ending on the summit of the Mauskarspitze.