No. 1 area for via ferratas

Ramsau am Dachstein

Onward and upward!

Set against the majestic backdrop of the Dachstein south face, the sunny Ramsau plateau ranges from 1000 m to 3000 m above sea level in the heart of the Schladming-Dachstein Region. A true Eldorado for fans of all ages of all things vertical: 22 fixed-cable climbs and mountaineering tours, including 2 designed especially for children, 1 for teens as well as “Kalis Klettersteig Garten”, offer exciting opportunities for everyone to refine their rock-climbing skills. And if you are finally ready to venture out onto a rock face for the very first time, our experienced mountain guides regularly offer introductory classes. Fixed-cable climbs – also known as via ferratas – look back on a long tradition in this part of the world. In fact, the oldest via ferrata in the Eastern Alps, known as the “Randkluft”, leads to the top of the Hoher Dachstein. When combined with 2 other via ferratas, the “Anna” and the “Johann”, it offers a tour that rises 1200 vertical meters in total, making it one of the longest and most challenging routes of its kind in the Alps.

What´s there for you:

Mountaineering in Schladming-Dachstein

  • 22 via ferratas, 20 of which are in Ramsau am Dachstein 
  • 3 youth via ferratas 
  • 1 children’s via ferrata 
  • Kali’s Climbing Center
  • Beginners’ courses leading to via-ferrata certification 

Via Ferrata Certificate

A must for all climbers who want to try climbing the via ferratas at least once. Entry-level climbers have the opportunity to learn the basic essentials of via ferrata climbing with certified mountain guides from Ramsau am Dachstein.
They also explain why it is important to check the daily weather forecast before every tour, and of course to keep an eye on the weather during the tour. Furthermore, you learn interesting facts about the right equipment.