This rather challenging fixed rope route featuring a lenght of 620 m takes you across the rock faces of the Kleine Laserzwand.
The Laserz fixed rope route features a difficulty of C/D and is one of the most challenging fixed rope routes. Due to its long difficult passages, this fixed rope route is only recommended to ambitious and athletically trained alpinists. Of course climbing equipment is required. In additoin, in spring we recommend you to take crampons, ice pick and a further rope with you.
In order to reach the via ferrata, drive in the direction of lake Tristach. Before you reach the lake, take the left and drive on a narrow mountain road to the parking space at the Dolomitenhütte refuge. After a short hike (there are more possibilities) you reach the starting point of the fixed rope route. The fixed rope route itself is well secured and it is not equipped with too many hooks, which enables you to merely climb directly on the rock face. At several passages the route features the highest level of difficulty D. Moreover the upper section includes three overhanging passages.
The via ferrata ends at the summit of the Kleine Laserzwand. As the route is west-exposed and rather shady you do not necessarily need to start early in the morning. Once reached the summit you can descend on a marked path towards Karlsbader Refuge, or you can take the shortcut to the Dolomitenhütte refuge. In any case, this fixed rope routes is one of the most beautiful of the area.
- Mountain range: Lienz Dolomites
- Best months: June - October
- Ascent: 3 h
- Descent: 2h
- Exposition: west
- Refuges: Dolomitenhütte refuge, Karlsbader Hütte refuge
- Comment: Danger! Falling rocks. In the upper section, there may be persistent snow fields.