The Mecca for Alpinists
Arrived at the top, accepted the challenge and mastered: Climbing is literally an uplifting
climbing is an uplifting feeling in the truest sense of the word. The extreme sport means not only thrills and adrenaline, but also self-confidence
adrenaline, but also self-confidence, attentiveness and responsibility. With its 265
peaks and the Großglockner, Austria's highest peak, East Tyrol enjoys a high reputation in mountaineering and climbing circles.
has long enjoyed cult status in mountaineering and climbing circles. Experience far away from mass tourism
alpinists in the region south of the main ridge of the Alps Dolomites flair and mountain farming culture in
pure form. The landscape is authentic and the mountains mighty.
From granite to limestone to gneiss and quartzite - hardly anywhere else can you find such a variety of rock types.
With 26 via ferrata routes, seven climbing gardens, three family-friendly high ropes courses and hundreds of alpine
routes, the enclave between the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Lienz Dolomites and the Carnic border ridge
Carnic border ridge can rightly call itself a climbing mecca. Typical for East Tyrol is the
unique feeling of being alone on the mountain: The local mountain guides are an
indispensable institution. With their help, dreams of summits come true and amateur as well as
professional climbers experience the impressive landscape of East Tyrol from a completely new perspective.
The choice of climbing possibilities in Osttirol is large: Matrei or Lienz, the main ridge of the Alps or the
Dolomites? Not an easy question, because heremountain superlatives such as Großglockner, Großvenediger
and Granatspitze. The Lienz Dolomites are particularly popular with alpinists: The mountains, known for their
rock formations, the mountain ranges are ideal for climbing due to their grippy limestone
for climbing. The area around the Karlsbader Hütte (2,260 meters) and Dolomitenhütte (1,616 meters) offers
climbing pleasure at international top level: The route "Another Play in Paradise" was chosen by an
jury of experts as one of the five "Great Lines" in the whole of Tyrol.
On the Laserz walls, easier tours are also accessible via short approaches, such as the Egerländer Kante
or the Schmittkamin of the Rote Turm.
A classic introduction to alpine climbing is also the Bügeleisenkante with grippy rock and good
(3+, 11 pitches), the pure climbing time is two to three hours. In the climbing gardens
around the Lienz Dolomites offer something for beginners as well as families. East Tyrol's
sunny capital Lienz serves as an ideal base camp for alpine pleasure climbing.
Via ferratas are ideal for those who can't quite decide between hiking and climbing.
between hiking and climbing. The routes are always secured with iron stirrups, eyelets, hooks, steel cable and other devices
and thus allow even non-climbers to make the vertical journey. Who wants to miss the view of the
majestic ice giants of the Hohe Tauern? The Türmljoch via ferrata is suitablefor less
experienced climbers. Built by the Venice mountain guides, this "iron path" leads short and crisp from the
Türmljoch up to the Türml, the ascent takes just 40 minutes.
South of the sunny town
Lienz lies the Galitzenklamm with its varied and challenging "Vie Ferrate", which have names
such as "Adrenalin" or "Dopamine". With partly overhanging rock passages in the degree of difficulty
C/D as well as E-points, the variants require a lot of courage and muscle power. But even there it is easier:
Parents with children start the first attempts on the family via ferrata or directly on the Galitzenklamm
via ferrata always along the raging waterfall. The reward in the form of feelings of happiness after
physical and mental exertion is common to all 26 East Tyrolean via ferrata routes.
Vertical adventure playgrounds for the whole family
Many children are enthusiastic climbers by nature. They can approach the subject in a playful way in one of the many
one of the many high ropes courses, where there is something for everyone, from easy to difficult. From the age of three
can train their balance close to the ground, for example in the Lienz climbing park on the Hochstein, the
high ropes course Sillian or in the larch forest of the climbing park Großvenediger at the foot of the mighty Maurer-
glacier. Families can always keep the Großglockner in view at the new climbing park in Kals. The Lucknerhaus
Lucknerhaus is not only the base camp for climbing Austria's highest mountain,
but also a base for adventurers young and old. Directly behind the hut, 33 climbing and five
multi-pitch routes in difficulty grades from 3+ to 8- await. East Tyrol is considered to be the ideal terrain for
sporty families. The original charm of the vacation destination is conveyed not least by the
passionate hosts and numerous family-run businesses. kletterpark.osttirol.com