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In Umhausen-Niederthai you will find extensive walking trails for all ages and skills. In the Hiking Village of Niederthai nestles on a sun-kissed plateau at 1550 m altitude and makes a perfect base for high Alpine tours to the splendid Ötztal Mountains thanks to its topclass hiking infrastructures.

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Via Ferrata

Ferrata Haiming-Geierwand

Via Ferrata · Oetztal
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Map / Ferrata Haiming-Geierwand
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moderate
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
B/C moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
672 m
Lowest point
659 m
Wall height
400 m
Climbing length
800 m, 2:30 h
Descent
0:30 h

Safety information

SAFETY ON THE VIA FERRATA

The Austrian Alpine Club has published 10 recommendations for climbing on via ferratas in order to increase safety:

 

  1. Plan carefully
  2. Destination should correspond to personal abilities
  3. Use complete set of professional climbing equipment
  4. Don’t access the route in the event of a thunderstorm
  5. Check wire rope and anchors accurately and critically
  6. Partner check at the access point
  7. Maintain sufficient distance
  8. Talk clearly when overtaking someone
  9. Watch out for falling rocks
  10. Respect nature and environment

 

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, 10.874750
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

Similar tours nearby

  • Haiming Geierwand
    Climbing garden Haiming
  • Climbing garden Simmering
  • Climbing garden Amberg
  • Climbing garden Brunau/Oetz
  • Climbing garden Rammelstein
  • Climbing garden Oetz
  • Climbing garden Ritzlerhof
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Difficulty
B/C moderate
Distance
1.1 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
400 m
Descent
5 m

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