Via ferrata "Stuller Wasserfall"

General description

The via ferrata „Stuller Wasserfall“ is a medium-difficulty-level climb with a very difficult variation in the middle part, which can be bypassed. This steep and exposed climb proceeds through a breathtaking setting in the immediate vicinity of the roaring waterfall.

The Stuller waterfall is a mighty height of 342 meters consisting of two cascades, and is the third highest in Europe.

About two thirds of the way through the climb there is the possibility to discontinue the ascent and take a footpath to Stuls or descend to Moos. The final section of the via ferrata can also be undertaken as a short journey from Stuls with access via said footpath.

The variants V1(E) and V2(F) are extremely difficult and heavily overhanging in many passages!

Route description

From the large parking lot in Moos, head briefly toward the bus stop and follow the path to the parish church. A few meters after the parish church, turn left onto the trail “Passerschluchtenweg” and walk about 20 minutes in the direction of St. Leonhard.

At the bridge over the Passer, continue straight ahead. Hike uphill to the main road and the rockslide tunnel, which will subsequently be scaled. Once on top, there is a short tunnel that leads to the via ferrata access trail. The entire access trail to the via ferrata is signposted from the bus stop in Moos.

From the exit of the via ferrata, path No. 10a leads back to Moos/Moso. Another possibility: return by bus.

Source: Passeiertal Valley Hiking Guide – Heinz Widmann 

Description to arrive at destination

Coming from Meran/Merano to the Passeiertal Valley to St. Leonhard/S. Leonardo further to the Timmelsjoch Mountain Pass until Moos/Moso.


Free parking area with underground parking garage at the village in Moos/Moso.    

Public transport

The starting point is easy to reach with the following public connections: With bus line 240 from Meran/Merano to Moos/Moso.

Safety instructions
  • Climbers should be in good physical condition and ready to start early.
  • Mountaineers use the via ferrata Stuller waterfall at their own risk. Inadequate training, poor equipment or incorrect use of the equipment may lead to a fall with fatal consequences.
  • Use all of the necessary equipment which conforms to safety standards: climbing harness, via ferrata set and helmet. The proper use of the equipment is a prerequisite for a safe climb.
  • The climb is exposed to the south. Bring enough to drink.
  • Do not climb when wet or unsafe weather conditions are predicted. The ascent route is extremely exposed to lightning during thunderstorms. Consult the weather forecast before climbing:
  • The via ferrata is divided into 12 The sections begin with the number 12 and end with the number 1. It is possible for climbers to measure their progress by using the numbers. In any emergency climbers are to communicate the number of the section in which they are located, to the emergency call center (112).
  • If in doubt about the climb, postpone the tour and enlist assistance from a certified mountain guide (book a guide through the Tourist office Passeiertal, phone number +39 0473 656188).
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