[Tagging] RFC - Criteria for taging as either via_ferrata or path

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Fri Apr 24 03:48:28 UTC 2015

On 24.04.2015 05:02, Warin wrote:
> "The essence of a modern via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along
> the route and is periodically (every 3 to 10 metres (9.8 to 32.8 ft))
> fixed to the rock."

So you certainly agree that this is safer than an unsecured path.

Nevertheless, a ferrata cannot be defined by the cable, because not all
ferratas are that "modern". E.g. the Wildenauersteig has no cable but rungs.
Some ferratas have chains instead of cables because the chains do a better
job withstanding rockfall, and they provide a better grip.

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