Between heaven and earth

Trapeze artists of the alpine mountains. Rope dancers going up and down. Acrobats who defy gravity. Those who understand the mountain and summit experts. Climbers do not hang on the cliff faces. They dance with them.

The boom in the nature-based, trendy sport of climbing – in all its variations – is something of a consequence of its portrayal in the media, in films like Vertical Limit, Cliff-hanger and Mission Impossible. These films are rather more a response to the increasing popularity of this unique sport. And it’s no wonder – increasing numbers of people are now yearning for what is original and real, in these days of technology and speedy progress. They are looking for something concrete. A challenge created by nature. For a place like the Ötztal.

Family-friendly climbing courses, challenging cliff faces and via ferrata routes and the superb Tauferberg in Niederthai provide an enormous spectrum of terrain, difficulty levels and climbing variants here. Plenty of climbing courses provide the know-how you need and even beginners get some important safety tips.

Steep. High. Variety-packed.

The climbing paradise of Ötztal: Facts & Figures

No time to slump:

  • 750 Sports climbing routes
  • 58 Multi-rope courses
  • 19 Climbing gardens
  • 8 Via ferrata routes
  • 1 Bouldering area
  • 40 Ice-climbing routes
  • 18,829 metres altitude of climbing
  • 12,552 pegs and hooks
  • Difficulty levels ranging from 2 – 11

For summit runners and bouldering aces

Welcome to
Climber’s Paradise

All difficulty levels. A variety of opportunities. Huge abundance of variety – the climbing gardens in Sölden have been inspiring sports climbers who appreciate diversity & safety, for years.

  • via ferrata Haiming
  • via ferrata Simmering
  • via ferrata Amberg
  • via ferrata Brunau
  • via ferrata Sautens – Rammelstein
  • via ferrata Sautens – Ritzlerhof
  • via ferrata Oetz
  • via ferrata Armelen-Tumpen
  • via ferrata Tumpen-Engelswand
  • via ferrata Niederthai* via ferrata Auplatte
  • via ferrata Nösslach
  • via ferrata Oberried
  • via ferrata Burgsteinerwand
  • via ferrata Astlehn
  • via ferrata Winnebachseehütte
  • via ferrata Aschbach
  • via ferrata Sölden – Freizeit Arena
  • via ferrata Sölden – Moosalm
  • via ferrata Zirbenwald

Cheek by jowl with the mountain

Via ferrata routes in & round Sölden

The direct route to the top

Who needs hiking trails when there are vertical cliff faces? While climbing from one of the seven via ferrata routes in Sölden and the surrounding area you get up close to the mountain. Secured throughout by a steel cable of course.

Via ferrate routes in Tyrol at a glance

8 perspectives for your climbing holiday

  • via ferrata Reinhard Schiestl
  • via ferrata Lehner Wasserfall
  • via ferrata Stuibenfall
  • via ferrata Obergurgl-Zirmwald
  • via ferrata Kühtaier Panorama
  • via ferrata Schwärzenkamm
  • via ferrata Moosalm (Sölden)
  • via ferrata Geierwand

Our special Das Central tip

A climbing stomping ground in the best location

The Sölden/Moosalm climbing garden

At the foot of the Brunnenkogl, nestling in the fantastic mountains of the Ötztaler Alps, after just half an hour of walking a unique climbing panorama opens up before you. Over 30 climbing routes from difficulty levels 3 to 8, as well as a practice via ferrata route ensure safe climbing adventures. With route lengths of between 8 – 35 metres, they are ideally suited to beginners and families with children.

Rope work for young & old alike

Family climbing fun

No matter how exciting the adventure – it really only gets good when it is experienced together. For that there are family-friendly climbing areas in Oberried and Tumpen/Engelswand, which have a wide selection of routes between difficulty levels 3 and 9. Refreshing climbing fun is in store on the via ferrata routes next to the Stuibenfall – the highest waterfall in Tyrol – and at Lehner waterfall.

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