Climbing: Hohe Wand via Leitergabengrat (II+), Steirerspur (C) & Springlessteig (A)

Climb up the Hohe Wand via the Leitergrabengrat (II+), combine it with the Steierspur Via Ferrata (C) and descend via Springlessteig (A/I-)

Climb up the Hohe Wand via Leitergabengrat (II+), combine it with Steirerspur (C) and descend via Springlessteig (A)

The tour starts at the parking Zweiersdorf (GPS: 47.807599, 16.038097) and first follows the forest road north towards the Leitergraben. In the middle of the Leitergaben, right after the distinctive wooden bridge, the tour leaves the normal hiking trail and turns right into the Leitergabengrat climbing route (UIAA II+). The tour is weakly marked and sometimes requires basic orientation skills and logic (or a GPS). It ascends along the ridge, normally always fairly easy (I+ / II-) till it reaches its crux, an exposed wall to be climbed up (II+). For inexperienced climbers, the crux is additionally protected with a fixed iron cable, which degrades the tour to a Via Ferrata category B. After successfully climbing up, the tour then heads eastwards towards Hubertushaus but detours using the Steirerspur Via Ferrata (C). After a well-deserved break at Hubertushaus, the tour finally descends via the Springlessteig Via Ferrata (A) back to Zweiersdorf.

Please note that this tour is a climbing route and thus requires climbing skills (UIAA Level II+). The crux is protected with iron ropes though which makes the tour interesting for less experienced climbers.


Please note that a full “Klettersteigset” (via ferrata set) is mandatory for the Steirerspur!


Tour Description

00:00 Start at the parking in Zweiersdorf (GPS: 47.807599, 16.038097) and first follow the street southwards for a few meters till the first crossing.
00:01 At the first crossing, turn right and follow the Forststraße street northwestwards.
00:10 Keep straight ahead and follow the forest road northwards. At the crossings, always keep straight ahead and follow the marked trail towards Leitergraben.
00:20 At the crossing, leave the forest street and turn left into the white-green-white marked trail (Leitergraben)!
00:25 At the crossing, keep left and follow white-green-white marked the trail along the wall.
00:30 Right after the wooden bridge, turn right (see the small red marked markings at the bottom Lgr GRAT) and follow the small (barely visible) trail towards the Leitergrabengrat.
00:31 Start climbing up the Leitergrabengrat by following the rare and barely visible markings (red dots). In case of doubt, orient yourself on the ridge on the right handside.
01:15 Climb up the crux, a short 2-3 meter exposed wall that is protected on its left hand-side with an iron cable. Continue following the marked trail towards the exit.
01:25 Enjoy the view from the exit of the Leitergrabengrat, the so called Neue Welt Blick. Then continue following the hiking trail by keeping right towards Gasthof Luf.
01:30 Well deserved break ( ) at Gasthof Luf.
02:00 Head back on the same trail towards Neue Welt Blick and continue on the trail descending down the Leitergraben.
02:20 At the crossing in the Leitergaben, turn right and follow the trail towards Hubertushaus.
02:30 At the crossing, keep straight ahead and follow the trail up southwards towards Hubertushaus.
02:40 Stay straight ahead but then keep slightly left and follow the trail along the ridge towards the hard to find start of Steierspur (C).
02:45 At the start of Steierspur (C), put on your Via Ferrata set and start following the Via Ferrata by first descending and then traversing westwards.
03:05 At the crossing in the Via Ferrata, keep right and follow the steep ramp upwards (crux, C!).
03:10 At the exit of the Via Ferrata, turn left and follow the trail towards the already visible Hubertushaus hut.
03:15 Well deserved break () at Hubertushaus.
03:35 Follow the trail eastwards for a few meters and then turn right and follow the red-white-red marked Springlessteig (A) downwards.
03:50 At the crossing, keep straight ahead and then turn left and continue following the red-white-red marked Springlessteig towards Zweiersdorf (see signposts).
04:10 At the crossing, turn left and follow the forest road eastwards.
04:20 At the crossing, turn right and follow the street (Forststraße) used for the ascent back to the parking.
04:25 Back at the parking, end of the tour.

At a glance

Level easy climbing
–  UIAA Level (Climbing)  II+ 
–  Via Ferrata Category  C 
Shape / Fitness
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General Tour Data

Area: Wiener Alpen, Lower Austria, Austria
Distance: 7km
Ascent: 600m (2h 00min)
Descent: 600m (1h 30min)
Highest Pt: 946m
Lowest Pt: 498m
Duration: 3h 35min (without breaks)
4h 25min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: Hubertushaus (933m)
Equipment: Via ferrata set incl. helmet
Waterproof and hiking shoes with good grip (on rock)
Backpack with standard hiking equipment
Snacks and plenty of water
Sun & Weather protection
GPS recommended
Topo/Map: Steirerspur (C)


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Tour Diary

2021-10-20 10:30

Weather: Sunny, perfect
Participants: Stefan, Bernhard
Activity: Strava

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