Via Ferrata de la tour du Jalouvre, France

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jmc

jmc - Jul 11, 2009 9:49 am - Voted 10/10

wonderful photo

I see pictures of via ferrata in Europe, I think that if we had some in the US that more people would become interested in climbing and mountains. I look forward to climbing on one someday.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 11, 2009 9:59 am - Hasn't voted

via ferrata

I read in a climbing magazine that they are starting via ferratas on the east coast - Nelson Rocks via ferrata, West Virginia. I love those climbs, you can go alone, and feel very safe.

Deltaoperator17

Deltaoperator17 - Jul 11, 2009 12:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Interesting

I would like to try this. I saw some of this in Europe in the late 70's was never able to try it.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 12, 2009 6:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Interesting

These iron ways are all over the Alps - 100s of those, probably thousands...You can buy special via ferrata system with breaks, so when you clip and fall, it does not hurt your back. And it does work well, since I did fall several times a 3-4 meters, and felt no pain. It was actually like sliding - fun. You can do it also with a rope if you have a climbing partner.

eric1

eric1 - Aug 11, 2011 11:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Via ferrata

We have a iron way in Telluride. Better get on it before the forest service lawyers take it down??

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 12, 2011 9:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Via ferrata

I don't think that will happen. I hope not!

eric1

eric1 - Aug 13, 2011 10:58 am - Hasn't voted

Via ferratta

We have another longer and more primitive one on the other side of the valley. On the falls wall.
I am no expert on the forest service and it's policy. However as popular as the one above the pipeline climbing area is. (4/5 groups per day in summer) There is no permit for it. So get on it while still fun.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 20, 2011 9:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Via ferratta

Thanks, I was planning to hit both via ferratta's in Telluride pretty soon - just there is so little time.

RayMondo

RayMondo - Oct 11, 2011 5:30 pm - Voted 10/10

That's pretty impressive

A whole lot of fun. Pleased to see in the photos, the safety lines and double slings - that's what spacewalkers use !

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 11, 2011 10:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's pretty impressive

Thanks so much for visiting. it was my first via ferrata, and I loved it!

snotsteep

snotsteep - Sep 26, 2012 1:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Gosh

You're really quite beautiful! Have you ever done any modelling?

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