Madonnen via ferrata route

The most important at a glance

difficulty
🞽
C
length
650 m
duration
3:30 h
exposition
🔋
S
sea level starting point
🔋
2488 m
sea level highest point
🔋
2425 m
access time to the entry point
3 h
walking time descent
2:30 h
closed
best season:
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP
access:
Starting point at the gorge bridge – to the ÖTK bothy Kerschbaumer Alm – from there bear left heading for Kerschbaumer Törl – from the upper edge of the mountain pine area bear left across a scree slope to the entrance ('Große Gamswiesenspitze' signposts) — or from the car park at Dolomitenhütte via the standard route to Karlsbader Hütte – after 'Marcher Stein' bear right and head up to Kerschbaumer Törl – from where there is a short descent to the entrance area located on the south side.
descent:
From the summit of the Kleine Gamswiesenspitze on the south-east side down to Kerschbaumer Törl (with secured rocky sections) – and from there continue on the signposted route either to Kerschbaumer Alm bothy or to the Dolomitenhütte.

hut/alpine hut

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Description

The highlights of this two-part route are the eponymous 'Virgin of the rocks' and a 16 m suspension bridge. A 650m steel cable spans the Große and Kleine Gamswiesenspitze (2488 m and 2454 m), whose summits provide super panoramic views to the mountains in East Tyrol.


Equipment: Complete via ferrata equipment and helmet (in spring possibly even crampons, ice picks and an additional safety rope)

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