Ready to get your adrenalin pumping? If so, head on over to the Knorren ClimbingArea where you find the two ViaFerratas "KnorrenNadel" and "Steinbock". You can rent ViaFerrataSets at the FunSportStation (subject to availability, for a fee), but be sure to bring along your own courage. Please note that climbing is always at your own risk!
ViaFerratas at the Knorren
GETTING TO HIGHER PLACES
For those who want to get a taste of the vertical world, there are two ViaFerratas at the Knorren ClimbingArea on Action Mountain Penken. The KnorrenNadel ViaFerrata is suitable for beginners and starts at the foot of the Knorren ClimbingArea. With its two rope bridges and viewing platform on top of the KnorrenNadel, you should be prepared for a touch of vertigo. In the lower third of the Knorren wall you find the Steinbock ViaFerrata, which is designed for more advanced climbers. After a steep start you are rewarded with impressive views of the Zillertal Alps. The two via ferratas meet again halfway up the Knorren, where you have to choose which way you want to go to reach the top.
GO HIGH AT PENKEN
You can reach the Knorren ClimbingArea by taking the 3S Penkenbahn in Mayrhofen followed by the Kombibahn Penken. From the Kombibahn Penken mountain station or the FunSportStation, walk a short distance on the Panorama Trail towards the Penkenjoch to the Knorren massif. The ClimbingArea is to be considered alpine terrain. You will mostly be climbing on solid limestone similar to dolomite. We strongly recommend that you keep your helmet on at all times while in the area. Don’t hesitate to bring along the kids, however, as the family-friendly location includes routes that are especially suitable for children and well equipped with bolts.