What is a via ferrata?
As ferrata one will route through natural rock called. The technical components / installations for securing and transportation is provided . This also allows you to not commit climbers for sports.
For Via Ferrata need you also like climbing e harness inen . This is used with an integrated ferrata .
A Klettersteigset accessories to self-lock / PSA Personal protective equipment, consists of a shock absorber and absorbing systems or in brake, usually two elastic belt arms (band branches) which are provided with two large carabiner.
Climbing routes and via ferrata are divided into different categories. The ferrata scale Partly A – divided (SOUND ferrata difficulty scale) F but also of K1 – K6. (HÜSELER Klettersteig difficulty scale)
Where A and 1 are very light and F – 6 are “extremely” difficult.
A – 1 = slight
B – 2 = moderately difficult
C – 3 = Difficult
D – 4 = very difficult
E – 5 = Extremely Difficult
F – 6 = Extremely Difficult
A / 1 easily
Flat to steep, mostly rocky or rock penetrated, exposed sections possible
Wire ropes, chains, iron clamps, occasional short ladders. Commission largely without the use of safety equipment possible.
B / 2 Moderately difficult
Steeper rock terrain, some small steps, exposed spots
Wire ropes, chains, iron clamps, foot bolts, longer any vertical ladders. Difficulties without security elements to III (UIAA).
C / 3 difficult
Steep to very steep rocky slopes mostly small kicks, long or very frequent exposed sections
Wire ropes, Eisenklampfen, foot bolts, prolonged or overhanging ladders. Staples and pins can also be further apart. In vertical sections part only wire rope. Difficulties without security elements to IV (UIAA).
D / 4 Very Difficult
, Usually very exposed vertical and often overhanging terrain
Wire rope, iron clamps and foot bolts are often far apart. An exposed and steep places often only one wire.
Enough strength in arms and hands, as longer vertical to overhanging bodies and smaller climbs to II / UIAA) possible.
Climbing equipment mandatory, climbing equipment mandatory, even experienced climbers can be found in the roped Association. not suitable for beginners and children!
E / 5 Extremely Difficult
Vertical, consistently exposed to overhanging, very small steps or friction climbing
Wire rope, iron clamps and foot bolts are often far apart. An exposed and steep places often only one wire. Often combined with climbing.
A lot of power in the hands (fingers), arms and legs, increased level of fitness, agility.
Climbing equipment mandatory, cable shaft Association worth considering especially for tours with places without safety devices. not suitable for beginners and children!
F / 6 <Extremely Difficult
Primary overhanging, exposed, very small steps or friction climbing
Wire rope, iron clamps and foot bolts are often far apart. Combined with climbing.
Good climbing technique indispensable much power in the hands (fingers), arms and legs, increased level of fitness, agility.
Climbing equipment mandatory Toprope recommended fuse. Not recommended for people who have mastered the difficulty E is not without problems.