Goldgrat: the first adaptable via ferrata with nature trail
High above Nauders, the Goldgrat is a new via ferrata highlight on the Reschen Pass.
The new Goldgrat via ferrata in Nauders on the Reschen pass not only allows you to look far away and deep down, but also allows the design to be adapted to all skill levels.
It teaches climbers the most important basics for via ferrata at five stations.
So the Goldgrat route to the 2.912 meter high Bergkastelspitze is also the first alpine climbing nature trail at the alps.
The first via ferrata that adapts to the climbers!
High above Nauders the new Goldgrat - a climbing-highlight opens at the Reschenpass. Promising and with lots of experiences the Goldgrat leads over the impressive north-west grade to the nearly 3.000 meter high Bergkastelspitze.
You can get to the Goldgrat via ferrata first with the cable car Bergkastel and then with the Zirmbahn. In the first section, you can gain their first via ferrata experiences: It does not pose any major technical challenges, so handling the via ferrata set can be practiced perfectly.
After passages such as “Goldpfeiler” or “Mitterkopf-Gratl”, you are already on the 2,750 metre high Mitterkopf. Shortly afterwards you have the choice again: If you have experienced enough or if the conditions are not ideal, you can descend to the Nauderer Gaisloch and return to the Zirmbahn.
The route continues along the ridge to the highlight of the tour, the newly built gold box: a bivouac box that is an ideal resting place for the last stage and serves as protection in an emergency. A few tricky and airy spots follow until you reach the imposing summit cross of the 2,912-metre-high Bergkastelspitze. Incredible 360-degree panorama with the nearby Weisskugel, the Ortler and Sesvenna groups to the south, the Silvretta to the west, the Samnaun group to the north and the Ötz and Kaunertal ice giants to the east awaits you.
The via ferrata Goldgrat will be open estimated at the beginning of July!
An unforgettable alpine experience!
For the approximately one kilometre long ridge via ferrata, which is divided into four sections and the descent over the Goldseen lakes, which should not be underestimated (in terms of its length), you need a good level of fitness.
However, the stage design means that the Goldgrat can be perfectly adapted – making it the ideal excursion destination for all age groups. The information boards also impart knowledge on the subject of via ferrata.
- Overall length: 1 kilometre (divided into 4 sections - descent possible in two sections).
- Level of difficulty: predominantly A & B, individual sections C
- The way to the entrance: Ascent with the Bergkastel and then with the Zirmbahn.
From there in a few minutes along the signposted path to the entrance.
- Climbing time: approx. 3 h + ascent and descent - total duration approx. 6 - 7 h
- Descent: For the shorter variants with descent via Nauderer Gaisloch approx.
1 - 1.5 h, those who climb the entire Goldweg to the Bergkastelspitze should allow approx. 2.5 h for the descent.
- Special features: individually adaptable, educational boards convey important content on the subject of via ferrata, bivouac box to visit
- Equipment: via ferrata set, helmet, possibly via ferrata gloves, suitable footwear Footwear, clothing suitable for the current season (note the altitude!), sufficient food and drink, first aid kit and mobile phone.
- Best time: End of June to end of September (depending on weather conditions)
- Please note: surefootedness and alpine knowledge of via ferrata and the correct use of the via ferrata set etc. are absolutely necessary!
- Also bookable as a guided tour with local mountain guides and via ferrata set for rent.