The Klamml via ferrata on the Wilder Kaiser has been open since the start of September 2013. The via ferrata is about 300 m long and consists of two sections: a lower section (difficulty level B/C); and an upper section (difficulty level D). It is possible to exit after the lower section. A spectacular two-rope bridge connects the two sections. Hiking the Klammlweg trail is at your own risk. There is an increased risk of rock falls in the Klammlschlucht gorge caused by users of the via ferrata overhead. Closures are announced on the homepage. Notes on using via ferratas: they may only be climbed from bottom to top; helmet, climbing harness and via ferrata set are obligatory; surefootedness, a good head for heights and good fitness levels are essential; avoid causing rock falls, which pose a danger to other hikers; only enter the upper section if you’ve coped with the lower one with no difficulty; a maximum of 1 person on the two-rope bridge; leave the exit as soon as you’ve crossed! Using the via ferrata is at your own risk.
Klamml via ferrata
Elevation (start): 1480 m
If you’re coming on the B178 road from Wörgl or Kufstein, take the Ellmau exit and then the first exit at the roundabout. Go straight down the road until you reach the turn-off (green signs) towards Kaisergebirge/Wochenbrunn. Turn left here and immediately right again. Now follow the road, a toll road, till you reach the Wochenbrunner Alm car park.
If you’re coming on the B178 from St. Johann, take the Ellmau exit and continue straight ahead until the Bauhof junction (green signposts towards Kaisergebirge/Wochenbrunn). Turn right here and immediately right again. Now follow the toll road till you reach the Wochenbrunner Alm car park.
In summer there is the “Hiking Shuttle Wochenbrunner Alm” from Ellmau or you go by taxi.
More Information on www.wilderkaiser.info
- Starting point: Wochenbrunner Alm, Ellmau (1,085 m)
Approach: Start at the Wochenbrunner Alm and take trail no. 812/822 following the signs to the Gaudeamushütte. Here you turn onto trail no. 813/824 heading towards the Gruttenhütte via Klamml and follow this till you reach the via ferrata.
Approach time: about 1 hour
- There are 3 descent routes:
from the Gruttenhütte on hiking trail no. 825 to the Wochenbrunner Alm;
on the Gruttenweg trail 14a and then on trail no. 822 past the ‘Ellmauer Steinkreis’ (stone circle) to the Wochenbrunner Alm;
and on the Klammlweg trail no. 813/824, a section of which runs directly below the via ferrata, to the Gaudeamushütte and then on trail no. 812/822 to the Wochenbrunner Alm.