The Pidinger via ferrata is certainly the most strenuous and eventful way to climb Bad Reichenhall's local mountain Hochstaufen: A difficult via ferrata leads through its northern flank.
Distance 12.6 km
The Pidinger via ferrata leads through the northern flank of Bad Reichenhall's local mountain Hochstaufen (1771 m). Established in 2003 by Sepp Reichenberger and financed by the municipality of Piding, it is one of the most difficult via ferratas in Germany. The choice of routes can be described as successful throughout. During the ascent we experience impressive views and the really strenuous ascent is rewarded by a refreshment stop almost directly at the exit. The Reichenhaller Haus (also called Staufenhaus) is located a little below the highest point of the Hochstaufen. It is open from mid-May to mid-October. The demands on our physical condition are quite high, as there is no possibility of replenishing our drinking reserves during the entire ascent. Except for a few passages, the Pidinger via ferrata is equipped with safety ropes and iron clamps throughout. It is advisable to bring a mountain bike, as most of the ascent is on a forest road. The via ferrata itself is strenuous and requires physical endurance and an absolute head for heights.
Videos of the Pidinger via ferrata can be viewed here.
Update: September 29, 2014
Safety informationOnly suitable for very experienced via ferrata climbers. You should definitely take a rockfall helmet with you. The route requires a good level of fitness and is very sporty almost throughout. The route reaches difficulty level D in places. Surefootedness and an absolute head for heights are a prerequisite. You should have enough drinking water with you.
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Reichenhaller Haus(also Staufenhaus)
Photos: Markus Winklmeier
Photos: David Pursehouse
By roadA8 exit Bad Reichenhall, continue in the direction of Piding/Bad Reichenhall, immediately turn right in the direction of Aufham, continue to Urwies, at the level of the sawmill turn left into a forest path.
ParkingAt the end of Urwies, after a sawmill, turn left on a forest road into the forest, parking facilities here.
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EquipmentVia ferrata equipment with rockfall helmet
Weather at the route's trailhead
- 6 Waypoints
- 6 Waypoints
Duration : h
Highest point m
Lowest point m
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