PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN
PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN
Via ferrata is a mountain-climbing method that lets less experienced climbers enjoy views and adrenaline rushes usually reserved for the pros. This is a vertical trail in which you move up thanks to fixed metal cable sections, separated by anchor bolts, and iron rungs. Thereby you do not have to worry searching for hand- and footholds in the rock. Some of them are also equipped with ladders, chains, zip-lines and tibetan bridges. Via ferrata allows you to access areas where it would be difficult to get in by walking and it is suitable for all those that do not do standard rock climbing.
Participants make use of a steel cable installed all along the route to secure themselves. On steep or exposed sections of the route participants attach themselves to the steel cable with a safety cord. This includes a device to disperse the energy produced in a fall and therefore protect the person from the potential impact.
A Level 1 Via Ferrata alternates vertical sections with easier horizontal sections of the path.
Via Ferratas are traditionally popular in the Dolomites and other areas of the the Italian Alps. Nonetheless there are also many in France, Switzerland, Germany and increasingly in Spain.
In here, in the surrounding areas there is the “Santo Cristo Via Ferrata” in the Congosto de Olvena (on the Barbastro – Graus road). This route is great for a first experience, with spectacular views over the gorge. The final stretch (optional) is a little more exposed for those who are looking for extra adrenaline rushes Also we recommend for families and Beginners the Via Ferrata of Peñas Juntas in Bierge.
Half-day Via Ferrata
Whole day Via Ferrata
Level 2 Ferratas have a greater incline than level I ones. Speaking from a technical point of view, progression is done along longer vertical stretches. Thereafter, there is a major number of iron rungs and at the same time the verticality feeling is bigger ; many times you will see the abyss under your feet.
Landscapes in level II ferratas are more impressive.