There are places to stop along the way, but it’s pretty consistently exposed and vertical. I particularly like the twisting ladder to get from under a cliff and back onto the wall!
There are even a couple of zip lines on the route, one of which has the gear already in place if you don’t bring your own. Not to mention a second long, high cable bridge! The route is very solid with good protection, although it is quite exposed....you’ll love the views even as it is hard to look down at the open air under your body.
Although this might not have been the best route to take a beginner(!), this was Jim's first Klettersteig. He was a trooper and even cracked a smile at times, although we both felt a little exposed. I think we secretly envied the paragliders we saw floating above us as we sweated our way up the cliff. (Luckily, that's our plan for tomorrow!)
Overall this is a great Via Ferrata...easy to access from the valley onto the shoulder of the Almenalp, and an simple way back on the cable car within minutes of finishing the route...just make sure you are there by 5 p.m for the last ride down!