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Widauer Steig

Widauer Steig

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 36 hikers

This Highlight goes through a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Kaisergebirge

This segment may be dangerous

Parts of this Highlight comprise highly technical, difficult, or hazardous terrain. Specialist equipment and prior experience may be required.

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Location: Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Kufstein, Tyrol, Austria

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  • I would also rate the Wildauer Steig as A difficulty climbing route. So for mountain-ridden, sure-footed and vertigo-free hikers, a via ferrata set is not absolutely necessary, but if you are surprised by bad weather "nice to have". I would recommend a helmet here to anyone, since in places there is a lot of loose rock lying around, that is very easy to ride off and the backman will certainly not enjoy it.

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    • May 6, 2015

  • Widauersteig - north side of the Scheffauer (2,111m)
    The Widauersteig is a very beautiful and not too demanding climb on one of the westernmost peaks of the Wilder Kaiser, the Scheffauer. The starting point is the cozy and family-run Kaindlhütte on the romantic Steingbergalm at 1,293 m. The best way to get to the Kaindlhütte from the Wilder Kaiser region is from Lake Hinterstein via the Walleralm in about 1.5 hours. The climb is largely secured with steel ropes and requires absolute surefootedness and a head for heights. From the summit of the Scheffauer there is a fantastic view of the Hintersteiner See, the main Alpine ridge, the Inn Valley and the Bavarian region.

    Surefootedness and, above all, a head for heights are essential!
    Recommendation: HELMET as well as a climbing harness & via ferrata set for inexperienced users.

    Source: wilderkaiser.info/de/sommer-tirol/widauersteig.html

    Whether demanding or not, everyone will answer for themselves - crossing the north side of the Scheffauer is definitely exhausting and an experience. Next time I would definitely pack climbing gloves ... The steep ropes are a bit frayed and sharp in some places ...

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    • August 5, 2019

  • Climb A / B in difficult places with steel ropes to secure
    easily feasible with children (8 with security)

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    • October 20, 2019

  • As a via ferrata never really difficult (A/A-B) and never overly exposed, but there are always unsecured passages. From my point of view, it is actually the ideal descent from Scheffauer, as you can progress faster with the ropes than on the more careful descent on the south side. In early summer there are still long fields of snow in the channel, which then have to be climbed around - this is not always easy with the sometimes very brittle rock. A helmet is actually mandatory here, especially if several people are on the long gully - you have to have a lot of experience and climb very carefully to never kick anything loose here.

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    • May 30, 2023

  • Current: Two smaller snowfields, one can be bypassed quite well, the other is a bit tricky - just wait another 2-3 weeks and then everything should be fine.

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    • May 30, 2023

  • unbelievable sight and at the right time also many Goassn on the way

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    • June 21, 2021

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Location: Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Kufstein, Tyrol, Austria


  • Distance0.58 mi
  • Uphill0 ft
  • Downhill1,175 ft
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