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Via Ferrata

The Via Ferrata: an adventure experience like NO other! The Via Ferrata at NROC is a one of a kind adventure experience, offering a mile of fixed-anchor, professionally-guided rock climbing. No climbing experience necessary for this day on the rocks – just some physical ability, an appreciation of the outdoors, and of course a desire to have a great day outside! The double-fin rocks provide the unique combination of physical challenge and overwhelming beauty!

Attracting thousands of people annually from the east coast and beyond since the early 2000’s, the Via Ferrata is open year-round, weather permitting. 

 


Via Ferrata FAQ’s:


  • How does it work?


Groups of 2-14 climbers each receive safety briefing, instruction, and equipment fitting on the ground before ascending the rock. Once on the rock, climbers must ensure their own safety by keeping their equipment properly connected to the fixed-anchor systems at all times. Our Via Ferrata tethers allow for at least one connection at all times. Climbers are connected to steel cables while using the steel rungs and/or rock face to traverse, ascend, or descend the route.


  • Who can do it?


Almost anyone! Via Ferrata climbers must be at least 13 years of age and must be in good physical condition with the ability to handle the physical challenges of climbing while maintaining tether connections, etc.


  • How high do we actually go?


All Via Ferrata climbers will experience heights of approximately 200 feet! The most adventurous climbers can take the extra challenge of completing the Head Wall, an additional 100 feet of vertical climbing.


  • How long does it take?


The average Via Ferrata trip times range from 3 hours to 6 hours, depending on the size and speed of the group.


  • How safe is the Via Ferrata?


While our safety record speaks for itself, the Via Ferrata is only as safe as the climbers on the route. If climbers follow the instructions of the guides and are attentive to their own responsibilities within the group, the Via Ferrata is a very safe adventure activity. That said, the Via Ferrata takes place in a wilderness setting which means there are elements of safety that are out of our control: wild animals, sudden changes in weather, or other acts of nature. We utilize the best equipment in the industry, hire well-qualified guides who then receive high-level training, and we regularly review our procedures to ensure that we are providing the safest experience we can provide.