Fixed rope routes

Fixed rope routes

Via ferrata Gabi open

The via ferrata Gabi is located below Simplon Dorf in the Gondo Gorge. The short but sporty via ferrata is classified with difficulty T3-T4.

  • Difficulty

    medium, C/D

    Difficulty: medium
    C Steep to very steep rocky terrain with many/long exposed passages. Safety elements include cables, iron rungs, pegs and longer or overhanging ladders. A sure foot and a good head for heights required, as well as good physical condition and sufficient strength in arms and legs. Via ferrata equipment necessary, along with safety ropes for people with little experience
    D Vertical, sometimes overhanging terrain, mostly very exposed. Safety elements may be far apart. A sure foot, a good head for heights, excellent physical condition and a great deal of strength in arms and legs necessary. Via ferrata equipment obligatory. Not suitable for beginners or children
  • Length

    0.4 km

  • Duration

    2:00 h

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The adventure begins when you enter the Gabi gravel pit. Over the three-rope footbridge you reach the main rock, which first leads over the road tunnel and then horizontally in a natural gallery to the first emergency exit over the forest. This is where the vertical ascent of over 180 metres begins. The entire via ferrata "Gabi Simplon" is 750 m long and has a height of 250 metres. From the start back to Gabi it takes about 2.5 hours. Via ferrata sets can be hired at the Arnold bakery in Simplon village for CHF 25 per day. Climbing the via ferrata is free of charge; a voluntary collection is welcome.

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Turn-by-turn directions

Gabi - Klettersteig - Fleschä - Gabi

Start: Gabi, Postbus stop (1205 m)
Destination: Gabi, Postbus stop (1426 m)

Author's recommendation

Combine the via ferrata experience with a visit to Simplon village. The pretty village in Italian flair invites you to linger.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1427 m 1205 m

  • Ascent

    222 m

  • Descent

    0 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: .0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 3 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

You can reach Gabi easily by Postbus from Brig or Iselle.

Approach

By Postbus or private vehicle to Gabi.

Parking

Parking is available in Gabi.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For the via ferrata, it is essential to wear good, sturdy climbing boots. Climbing skills and the necessary equipment are a prerequisite.

Safety information

The use of the via ferrata is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the climber. Climbing the climb at your own risk. In the event of accidents, any liability on the part of the Verein Klettersteig Gabi Simplon will be rejected.

Literature

in Simplon Dorf

Maps

Hiking maps are available from the Simplon and Brig Tourist Offices.