The Mount Evans Via Ferrata is one of AVA’s newer extreme adventures, sitting at the base of a beautiful 14,000+ foot peak in the Colorado Rockies. A Via Ferrata, which means “iron way” in Italian, is a method of mountaineering & rock climbing that’s been used in Europe for centuries. Via Ferrata courses use a combination of ladders, rungs, rails, cables and bridges to aid in moving across and up a cliff face. The Iron Way in Idaho Springs is an assisted rock climbing guided tour where guests clip into cables that run along the side of a cliff. They then move along a designated path of iron rungs and bridges to move across, and along the way they will be required to clip in and out of the cable to progress through the course. This is made possible through an advanced internal locking system in the carabiners. Each guest will have 2 carabiners connected to bungee-style lanyards on their harness. The internal locking system makes it impossible to clip out of both at the same time, insuring that climbers are connected to the cable of the course at all times.
AVA Rafting & Zipline strives to keep your experience with us special, and that means including all the gear you’ll need for your adventure as well as the insight on what you should throw into your bag the day of your trip. With your Via Ferrata excursion, our guides will gear you up completely for a successful day on the cliffside. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
Had a really fun time this weekend on the Via Ferrata. If they ever expand this route, we would totally come back and do it again. We had gorgeous weather and our guides, Emily and Sunshine were awesome! Thanks again.