How do I get from Ferrata to Telluride?
Telluride’s Via Ferrata is located at the east end of the box canyon on the south-facing wall below Ajax Peak. To access it, drive up the Bridal Veil Falls Road or park at the bottom and walk up. There are two access points, lower and upper.
Is Telluride via ferrata safe?
There’s quite a bit of risk. Yes, you’re clipped in – most of the time. The Telluride Via Ferrata has cables on a lot of the exposed areas, but several sections have no safety line and a trip could be fatal. Additionally, even the times when you’re connected to the safety cable, there’s still a risk.
How hard is the Telluride Via Ferrata?
Telluride’s Via Ferrata is not for the faint-hearted. At its most intense, you’re suspended on a small iron foothold by a harness at 500 feet. The newly-legal climbing route is technical, breathtaking and exposed on the East end and South-facing wall of Telluride’s boxed canyon.
How long does the Telluride Via Ferrata take?
four to five hours
How long will the Via Ferrata take and how far is it? The route in its entirety, traversed east to west, will take at least four to five hours round trip from the town of Telluride. We traverse the route from east to west and hike out on a short section of trail back to Bridal Veil road.
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Can I use slings for via ferrata?
P.S. Hopefully, this goes without saying, but a sling with a carabiner is no substitute for a via ferrata set. A sling is static and not capable of absorbing a fall. If you were to take fall onto a sling, it would either lead to a life-threatening injury or death.
Where is via ferrata in Telluride?
Telluride’s Via Ferrata is located at the east end of the box canyon on the south-facing wall below Ajax Peak. To access it, drive up the Bridal Veil Falls Road or park at the bottom and walk up.
How can you help keep Telluride’s krogerata route free?
If you are a fan of Telluride’s Via Ferrata (the Krogerata) and are interested in helping to keep the route free and open to the public for future generations, we encourage you to learn about and donate to the Via Ferrata Sustainability Fund (you can learn more here).
Is via ferrata easy to climb?
Telluride’s Via Ferrata has evolved from underground status to a hugely popular and well-used route. Even if some of its sections seem more like an exposed hiking trail than a rock climb, make no mistake, our via ferrata route requires technical climbing abilities and gear.
When is the best time of year to do the Via Ferrata?
The best time of year to do the Via Ferrata is in the spring, summer and fall. Make sure to watch the weather forecast as there is no option for escape once you are on the route. Telluride typically experiences rain in the afternoons early July through mid-August so plan accordingly.