Leonie and I drove to Gargellen in Austria and did two nice via ferrata routes. The first went up the Röbi ravine just above the river. There were plenty of nice sections near the water and fun crossings. We had lunch at the Ronggalpe after completing the via ferrata in a bit under an hour.
We headed back down again and went up the Rongg Waterfall via ferrata. This one went up another ravine but climbed further away from the water with nice views down into the ravine. I had my rope with me and belayed Leonie on some of the “spooky” bits. Very nice.
After reaching the top we scrambled back down through the forest. The mist had started to come in so we scrapped out plans to go climbing nearby and instead cooked up a hot chocolate, abandoned our camping plans and drove back to Lindau.
Above left: On Saturday we headed over to Gargellen in Austria and did two short via ferrata routes there. Above middle: The first went up the Röbischlucht and wandered along above the river. It was fun climbing near the water and crossing back and fourth over the river. The route was quite short (under an hour) and not difficult. Above right: The second route started near the first and went up the Rongg Waterfall. This one was was also nice. It climbed further away form the river than the first with plenty of sections with ladders. It started with a rope crossing over the river.
Above: The Rongg Waterfall via ferrata was also very short and not particularly difficult but well worth doing.
Above: I did a bit of belaying on the “spooky” bits. The Ronng Waterfall route leads out of the ravine near the top with a great view back down to the waterfall.