Training and family via ferrata “KNOTT”
The training- and family via ferrata “KNOTT” is located on the rock outcrop upon which a skywalk is anchored. There is a magnificent view from the observation deck onto the individual routes and the climbers. There are a total of four via ferrata routes on the rock called the “KNOTT”; one short connector route, a 20 m long suspended bridge and two steep ladders. Here, it is possible to climb and train for as long as anyone desires. There are simple routes, difficult passages, exposed tracks and technical sections. It is accessible any and every time of day, because the access and the descent are short.
The route “Sally” (B–B/C–D) commences right at the foot of the wall, at the lowest point. 50 m of steel cable lead up over two overhangs and to the “big foot bridge”. The approx. 4 m high saucer overhang (Untertassen-Überhang) is the most difficult (D). The routes known as “Turtle”, “Affele” (little monkey) and “Rocky” can be reached by crossing the “big foot bridge”. “Turtle” is the easiest route (B). 40 m of steel cable lead to the exit. All the difficult sections have been equipped with metal steps to facilitate navigation of this route.
Halfway up the “Turtle” route, the element known as the friction traverse (Reibungs Traverse / A–C) leads to the right. The exit is difficult (C) and ends at the first sky ladder.
The route “Affele” (a total of 50 m of steel cable) commences with the challenging squirrel (Oacherle) traverse (B –C/D) and leads over the “elephant belly” (Elefantenbauch / C) up to the first sky ladder. The exit (B–A) follows.
The route “Rocky” (a total of 60 m steel cable) begins after the “squirrel traverse”. Subsequently, there is another traverse (Weg zum Geist) to the right and across a small overhang (B/C) in order to get to the second, very steep sky ladder. The rest of the route (A–B) leads across the “eye” (das Auge) of the Ghost and involves an easy traverse as well as a ridge climb to the exit.