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Via Ferrata Diavolo

Spectacular route in the Schöllenen Gorge

There are various climbing routes in the steep rock faces of the Schöllenen Gorge. Thanks to the Diavolo via ferrata, even less experienced climbers can venture up this wall. With difficulty level K2-2, the route is ideal for beginners. The climbing route is secured with 700 metres of wire rope, 265 iron pins and hooks, artificial steps and two ladders.

The ascent

The start is steep and quite airy, going over a prominent rib in stepped terrain. Then alternate flat rocks and grassy bands. The view over the wild gorge with the Devil's Bridge and the various traffic routes, which become smaller the higher you climb, is gripping. After a long unsecured left traverse, there is a gully and an exposed rocky corner. After that you are almost at your destination: Via a vertical ladder you climb up to the Teufelstalboden at the end. Now it's time to take a break, as there is a rest area just a few metres further up. From here you can see the granite peaks of the Salbitschijen. You can return to Andermatt via the Chilchenberg or Nätschen hiking trails, with the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway or by cable car.

Information

The via ferrata is only accessible in summer. From Andermatt it is a 20-minute walk to the entrance. The entrance is at the Suworow monument at about 1,400 m above sea level, the exit is at Teufelstalboden at about 1,900 m above sea level. The ascent takes about 500 metres in about 2.5 hours. All details about the via ferrata Diavolo can be found on the website of Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH.

Equipment

To climb the via ferrata you need a helmet, a via ferrata brake, a climbing harness, good shoes and possibly gloves.

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