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Johann cable route

Johann cable route

Johann cable route

Page Type: Route

Location: Styria/Upper Austria/Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.47530°N / 13.60580°E

Object Title: Johann cable route

Route Type: Via Ferrata

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: cable difficulty D/E

Route Quality: 
 - 9 Votes


Page By: herbie

Created/Edited: Apr 15, 2002 / Feb 14, 2006

Object ID: 156372

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Page Score: 76.09%  - 7 Votes 

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The Johann cableroute exists since 1999 and leads through the 600m high southface of Dachsteinwarte. Because it's a few 100m right of Dachstein southface, great views into this bigwall and the routes there are possible. The "Johann" has difficulty D/E on the cableroute difficulty range (from A to E), which means it is long, very exposed and strenuous. The advantage is: the most difficult part, an overhang, is at the very beginning of the route, so if you mastered it the rest of the tour should not be a problem anymore.


Same approach as for Steiner route (see there). Follow the there mentioned track from Dachsteinsuedwand hut to Dachstein southface. Approximately 15 minutes from the hut you'll reach a cairn, from there red marks on the rock lead you to the base of "Dachsteinwarte" southface.

Route Description

Follow the cables and iron handholds through the southface until Dachsteinwarte (you can't miss the route, the cable leads from entry to exit).
Descend via same route, Hunerscharte cableroute or cablecar.

Essential Gear

Equipment to secure yourself on the cable. For children or unexperienced persons a rope, so that you can build belays and secure them. In early summer steep entry snowfields must be crossed, so crampons can be helpful, or a hammer to hit steps.

Miscellaneous Info

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dmikiSuper-Ferrata Dachsein


Voted 9/10

If you link up the "Anna Klettersteig" (on the Mitterstein, 2097 m), the "Johann" and the "Schulteranstieg" (on the Hohen Dachstein), you get what is called the Super-Ferrata Dachsein - 1200 metres of pure klettersteig, one of the longest such routes in the Alps.
Posted Jul 20, 2011 3:00 am
dmikiBeware of falling rocks and stones


Voted 9/10

Both during the approach and along several sections of the route.
Posted Jul 20, 2011 4:30 am

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On the Johann KlettersteigExit area of Johann...This is the very exposed exit...The overhang at the start of the Johann KlettersteigLooking at Dirndl after topping out on Johann KlettersteigjohannIn the middle of the \'Johann\'...
johannjohannClimber at an overhang of...Looking East from the Johann KlettersteigSeethalerhütte (Dachsteinwartehütte)On the Johann KlettersteigDachstein Südwandhütte at Sunset
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