The easier lower part (including a ladder) is followed by a slab rock face (difficulty C/D) and a steep zigzag section (difficulty C/D) on top. For further info see topo of ferrata.
The ferrata "Franz" at Reiteralm is located on the Eastern face below Gasselhöhe, called the "Gasselwand". It connects the lower part of the Reiteralm trail n° 66 with the upper section that runs along the ridge between Rippetegg and Gasselhöhe.
The ferrata is NOT recommended for beginners, as it usually is moist/wet and therefore adds additional difficulty to the route!
Tour at own risk! No liability for Alpine dangers (weather, etc.).
Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
Via ferrata set, including climbing harness and helmet.
a couple of C/D sections, mostly B/C and easier.
Safeguarded with metal bows and steel ropes.
Tourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.rvb.at
Information about cable-car operating times: www.reiteralm.at
Approximately 4 km West of Schladming take exit Pichl from highway B320 Ennstalbundesstraße and continue on Preuneggstraße road towards Reiteralm. Taking a couple of switchbacks you reach the valley terminal of Preunegg-Jet gondola which also operates in summer (operating times at www.reiteralm.at).
Otherwise continue on Reiteralmstraße road (toll road) to Eiskarhütte, Reiteralmhütte or Gasselhöh'-Hütte huts.
Parking is available at the valley terminal of Preunegg Jet gondola as well as at the huts of Eiskarhütte, Reiteralmhütte or Gasselhöh'-Hütte.