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Klettern im Bregenzerwald auf dem Karhorn © Adolf Bereuter - Bregenzerwald Tourismus
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Warth-Schröcken via ferratas

Warth-Schröcken via ferratas

Spoiled for choice: The areas around the mountains of Tannberg and Arlberg near the villages of Warth and Schröcken are a paradise for climbers.

Karhorn via ferrata

This wonderful via ferrata is one of Vorarlberg’s easiest. Even kids can enjoy climbing here. The via ferrata is subdivided into a very easy “eastern ridge” and a somewhat more difficult “western” ridge.

Ascent & descent

The starting point of the via ferrata is easy to reach via the Steffisalp-Express. From the mountain station, climbers hike about 45 min (300 m elevation) to the Wartherhornsattel and the start of the “eastern ridge” ascent.

To return, climbers should hike back via the southern normal trail. At the beginning, take care not to turn left to Geröllmulde but instead follow the markers to the southeast. Concentration and sure-footedness are needed on the gravel trail. Soon climbers will reach the hiking trail that leads back to the Wartherhornsattel.

The route

The eastern ridge of the via ferrata leads from the starting point to the peak. The level of difficulty throughout is A/B. This route is therefore well suited to beginners and also for families with children who want to try out via ferrata for the first time.

The western ridge leads 600 m to the peak of the Karhorn along the ridge to the exit.

Difficulty: A/B to D
Difference in altitude: 250 m
Karhorn peak: 2,416 m
Length: 2,000 m
Hiking time: 1.5 – 2 hours
Child-appropriateness: Partially appropriate for experienced kids
Best time of year: June, July, August, September

Mindelheim via ferrata

The majority of the Mindelheim via ferrata runs along the German-Austrian border via the three wild jagged peaks of the Schafalpenköpfe. The via ferrata has numerous entry points, one of which is in Warth. Precise topographical information is available from the tourism office.

Difficulty: D and 2
Difference in altitude: 400 m
Elevation at start: 2,250 m
Length: 28.56 km
Hiking time: 4 hours
Child friendly: no
Best time of year:  July, August, September


Klettern, Klettergarten Schrofenwies © Klaus Kranebitter - Warth-Schröcken Tourismus
Klettern, Klettergarten Schrofenwies © Klaus Kranebitter - Warth-Schröcken Tourismus
Klettern, Klettergarten Schrofenwies © Klaus Kranebitter - Warth-Schröcken Tourismus
Klettern, Klettergarten Schrofenwies © Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

Schrofenwies climbing garden

This climbing garden has something for all ages and levels of ability. It is easy to reach and features a climbing area for kids as well as beginners. At the ascent point there is a BBQ area with wood and seating areas.

Orientation: South
Number of routes: 32, vertical and slightly overhanging
Difficulty: 4b to 7c
Safety: newly renovated with belay station
Rock: Limestone

Bürstegger Wändle climbing garden

This climbing garden, located on a rough, somewhat rugged limestone wall, offers excellent routes for climbing. Especially the upper area features excellent routes.

Orientation: Southeast
Number of routes: 28, vertical, somewhat flat
Difficulty: 3 to 7c
Safety: Belay stations
Rock: Limestone, partially very rugged

Warth-Schröcken Tourismus

Hnr. 32, 6767 Warth, Österreich

+43 (0) 5583 35150


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