Family via Ferrate

From Mayrhofen directly to the children's via Ferrate climbing route

A new children's/family via Ferrate opened on 29th July 2015. This complements the three existing via Ferrate routes in Mayrhofen. This family friendly route is particularly suitable for children (anchoring adjusted to child height) and alternates between classic Ferrate terrain (rock faces and walking sections) and interesting high rope course elements. The high rope elements demand both courage and dexterity. They can, however, be avoided as the via Ferrate runs parallel to the walking trail to Gasthof Zimmereben.

Especially for children aged 6 to 14 years
Little hands and little feet - are what makes climbing via Ferrate so very challenging for many children. Their arms are normally not long enough to reach the rope and footholds are often too widely spaced. A pleasant afternoon climbing sometimes has the potential to turn into a nigh-on insurmountable challenge for families. No so here! There is a small practice area next to the via Ferrata access point, where young climbers can gain confidence and test their sure-footedness and the rules of climbing are explained in a series of child-friendly drawings.

  • Target group: parents with children taller than 120cm
  • Level of difficulty: up to maximum category B via Ferrate. High rope elements that require a little courage, strength and skill - but these can be bypassed.
  • Takes: 1.5 – 2h
  • Altitude difference: 200hm
  • Cable length: 400m
  • Starting point: Ferrate car park in Mayrhofen. Starts at the same entrance to the Huterlaner via Ferrate. After the first cross section, the new and blue marked via Ferrate route leads off to the left.

Equipment needed

Climbing belt and via Ferrate set, helmet, suitable footwear, climbing gloves when needed. Climbing sets can be hired for a small fee at the base of the via Ferrate entrance area.

Child-friendly via ferrata climbing route with high rope course