Mountaineering in the Stelvio National Park
Via ferrata & climbing areas in the Ortler area
With its numerous 3,000m peaks, the Stelvio National Park offers a variety of excursions, climbing walls and via ferrata to choose from.
Near the Zufallhütte mountain refuge, a recently-built via ferrata leads across the rock face from one terrace to another. More climbing routes may be found on the Murmele via ferrata in the Martelltal/Val Martello Valley as well as over 65 artificial climbs up the dam wall of the Zufritt Reservoir at 1,800 m.
Beneath two of the highest summits in the National Park lie the Tabaretta via ferrata in Sulden/Solda (3,150 m) and the Tschenglser Hochwand (3,375 m).
The Tabaretta via ferrata from the Tabaretta mountain hut (2,556 m) to the Julius Payer refuge (3,020 m) is one of the most difficult fixed-rope climbs in the Alps.
Starting from behind the Düsseldorferhütte mountain refuge at 2,721 m, the via ferrata to the Tschenglser Hochwand leads across some steep, windy passages up the rockface to the summit.