Topo at: https://www.bergsteigen.com/touren/klettersteig/hexensteig-hexenturm/
EXIT & SUPPORT POINT Admonterhaus
From the Admonterhaus on trail no. 634 . There, after a short descent, the "Hexensteig" begins. This partly secured trail, marked throughout, runs for the most part directly along the ridge through the Rosskarscharte to the summit of the Hexenturm/Bärenkarmauer (2172m).
Walking time Hexensteig 1 h, all difficult parts (II+) secured with steel ropes, in between easy walking terrain. Descent The descent is the same as the ascent. Total walking time Admonterhaus - Hexenturm - Admonterhaus approx. 3 hrs.
Admont House 1723M
The view of Admont - from Buchauer Sattel on trail 636 via Grabneralm in 2.5 h - from Hall on trail 633 via Johannesbründl in 3 h - from Oberlaussa, Vorderzwiesel parking lot on trail 633 via Seeboden in 3.5 h t: +43 3613 35 52 www.alpenverein-admont.at/admonterhaus
Rest StopAdmonterhaus, 1.723 m
Grabneralm, 1.395 m
Safety informationAbsolute surefootedness and complete freedom from vertigo are absolutely necessary. Climbing experience is useful, insured passages must also be mastered in the descent.
Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
Tip for reporting an emergency - give answers to the six W-questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the accident site?
Tips and hintsTourismusverband Gesäuse
Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich
Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10
Topo auf: https://www.bergsteigen.com/touren/klettersteig/hexensteig-hexenturm/
Getting thereA9 Phyrnautobahn to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, about 10 km to Admont. Via the B146 (Gesäuse Bundesstraße) from the west further into the Gesäuse. from Admont via the B117 to the Buchauer Sattel (parking possibility).
Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via B146 in western direction to the Gesäuse. From Admont via B117 to the Buchauer Sattel (parking possibility).
A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there south through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via B146 in western direction to the Gesäuse, from Admont via B117 to the Buchauer Sattel (parking possibility).
ParkingAm Buchauer Sattel , Parkplatz Grabneralm (Parkmöglichkeit).
Author’s map recommendations
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EquipmentVia ferrata set and rockfall helmet. Sturdy mountain boots or good trekking shoes, as well as hiking backpack with appropriate contents (water bottle, blister plaster, hiking map, snack, etc.). You should also be well prepared for a change in weather.
Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Via ferrata set
- Climbing harness
- Climbing helmet
- Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
- Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
- Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.