D ↔ 450m ↑ 250m ⏱ 2h vf / 2h30 total
View details in Romanian.
The via ferrata route at Rasnov Gorge was built by “Jump Adventure” and opened in 2001.
WARNING: We haven’t personally climbed this route so we strongly advise you to contact the route builder (their Facebook page is now closed) to see what the actual situation of the route is. Various reports (here, here, or here) say that the route is not safe throughout its entire length. The cable is thin, under 8mm in diameter, bolts on the vertical segments are further than 3m apart. As it is built right now, we personally have no wish to climb this route. The route description in Romanian offers more details.
- Paid access
- Length 450-750m
- Vertical climb 250m
- Difficulty D
- GPS acces / Parking: 45°32’42.94″N 25°31’4.84″E or 45.545250,25.518000 (geo)
- GPS Start Via Ferrata: 45°32’42.94″N 25°31’4.84″E or 45.545250,25.518000 (geo)
- Access hiking duration: 1min
- Via ferrata duration: 2h
- Return hiking duration: 30 min
- Total time: 2h30
- Minimum 14 years old
- Best time: May – October, except for when it’s rainy and the rocks become slippery
Access: From county road 73A, coming from Rasnov towards Paraul Rece > Predeal, you take a left after approximately 3km, at 45°33’14″N 025°29’13.3″E. From here you go towards Cheile Rasnoavei (Rasnov Gorge).
Alternatively, from Predeal – Hotel Trei Brazi, you can reach the via ferrata route by hiking on the trails marked with a blue triangle and yellow triangle. From Timisu de Sus you can use the trail marked with a red triangle.
Length of via ferrata route: 450-750m. Vertical climb: 250m.
Difficulty: D (medium/difficult). Grades are from A (very easy) to E (extreme).
The route is medium with some difficult, exposed, overhanging passages.
Duration for the via ferrata route: 2 hours.
Prices: free with your own equipment and 200 Lei + VAT (~40 Eur) with guides from Jump Adventure, the team who built and manages the route.
Mandatory gear: zip line pulley, alpine helmet, alpine harness, via ferrata set. Optionally, gloves.
You can rent equipment and guides from Jump Adventure (their Facebook page is now closed).
Return trail: Return to the starting point by following an unmarked trail through the woods.