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via ferrata

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About via ferrata:

A very popular, well equipped via ferrata. For details, see or pick up the free brochure at the Braunwaldbahn. There are three sections, you can exit or enter at the end of each section. The first section is pretty short to whet the appetite and provide a chicken exit. The second section is a bit longer, featuring a bit more exposure and a hanging bridge. The third section is quite exposed and a little overhanging. Time given for the full circle is about 5 to 6 hours, but readers should expect more like 4 hours...
Approach: From Gumen, take the trail up to "Klettersteige".
Approach Time: 30 min
Latitude, Longitude: 46.96034, 8.98401
Access Issues: For safety, a via ferrata set (Y lanyard with force limiter) is mandatory. If you don't have one this can be rented at Berggasthaus Gumen.
Rock Type: LimeStone
Type of Climbing: Sport
Sun Aspect: All Day Sun