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Kufsteinerland
Scheffauer over Widauersteig

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Status
Closed until further notice!
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Basic information

From the top station of the Kaiserlift, the trail first descends into the Gaisbachgraben before heading back uphill to the Kaindlhütte. From the Kaindlhütte, head towards the Scheffauer, first across the alpine meadow, then continue through the forest. Once out of the forest at the top, you bypass the large cirque on the right, cross back to the left directly at the foot of the wall and come to the start of the via ferrata. From now on, the most difficult parts of the route are secured with wire ropes and generously equipped with stirrups. At the beginning, the route has A/B sections, some A sections and an unsecured exit via a chimney. Arrived at the crossing towards Scheffau, one goes up the last ascent to the summit via a good hiking trail on the right. 


In principle, the Widauersteig is also suitable for via ferrata beginners. The path is very well marked and well secured. Nevertheless, a head for heights and good surefootedness are required. Wearing a helmet is also recommended, as rocks can be triggered both by yourself and by other hikers.

Grade
A/B
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Route length
900 m
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required climbing time
1 h 30 min
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Exposure
N O NW
Approach

The first 800 meters of altitude up to Brentenjoch, can be done on foot, by bike or by lift. The starting point is the top station of the Kaiserlift. It is recommended to leave as early as possible in order not to miss the last descent with the Kaiserlift!

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Approach time, minutes to the crag
2 h
Descent

The descent follows the same course as the ascent.

 

Ambitious mountaineers can alternatively choose the descent via the south side in the direction of Scheffau and take the long way back via the Walleralm. In this case, the use of the lift is only possible for ascent or descent or for very fast hikers.

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Descent time
3 h
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Altitude beginning of climb
1.700 m
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Altitude starting point
1.256 m
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Altitude en of climb
2.040 m
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Altitude highest point
2.111 m
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Via ferrata height
410m
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Arrival and public transport

Arrival is possible by car to the paid parking lot of the Kaiserlift. With the city bus line 1 to the stop "Meraner Straße".

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Parking

Valley station Kaiserlift (chargeable)

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