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Climbing crags in Osttirol

One national park and 266 three-thousand metre peaks - East Tyrol has long enjoyed cult status in mountaineering and climbing circles. Of course the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain, the Lienz Dolomites and the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern have contributed to this.

Falkenstein climbing crag in Matrei (c) Tirol Werbung/Herbig Hans
Dolomitenhütte climbing crag in the Lienz Dolomites (c) Tirol Werbung/Johannes Mair

Hardly any other alpine region has so many different types of rock in such a small area: From granite and limestone to gneiss and quartzite. They all harbour their own challenges and make for variety in the climbing technique. This wealth of variants has already got about in the mountaineering scene and elevated climbing in the East Tyrolean rock diversity cult status: Three of the ten East Tyrolean climbing crags have been set up in granite with 60 tours in total, and 500 tours in soft limestone. Here climbers decide not only the level of difficulty, but also the texture.

Dolomitenhütte climbing crag

The “Unholden”, as the Lienz Dolomites used to be called because of their bizarre, wild rock formations, have always been a paradise for climbers. The "Another Play in Paradise" route in the "Dolomitenhütte" climbing garden has been awarded one of the five "Great Lines" by thousands of sports climbers throughout Tyrol.

 

(c) Johannes Mair
(c) Johannes Mair

Facts about the climbing garden Dolomitenhütte:

Difficulty: VI-IX+ (several routes, which start from difficulty 6c)
Sealevel: 1.600 m
Orientation: S / W / N
Rock: Limestone
Sektoren/Routen: 6 / 116
Steepness: mostly vertical to slightly overhanging
Climbing: edges, good technique demandet, athletic
Belaying: well - bolts
Wall height: 10 – 60 m
In case of rain is climbing in parts possible
Rock is drying quite rapidly
Way there: 5 – 20 min.
Hint: climbing ban from november - february

Dolomitenhütte climbing crag

Kreithof climbing crag

Newly renovated climbing garden  with almost 200 routes close to town. Beginners as well as advanced feel comfortable here. 11 new sectors with 191 routes in difficulty level IV+-IX+. Parking at Kreithof has to be paid.

(c) Michael Meisl
(c) Tirol Werbung/Herbig Hans

Facts about the climbing garden Kreithof:

Difficulty: IV+-IX+
Sealevel: 1.040 m
Orientation: S
Rock: Limestone
Sektoren/Routen: 11 / 191
Steepness: mostly vertical to slightly overhanging
Climbing: wallclimbing, mainly on edges, good technique demanded
Belaying: well - bolts
Wall height: 8 – 25 m
In case of rain climbing not possible!
Ideal period: march - october
Rock is drying quite rapidly
Way there: 3 – 25 min.
Hint: Private territory! Keep to the declared paths

Kreithof climbing crag

Recently upgraded climbing crag close to the town with about 200 routes in total.

Rabantkofel, Nikolsdorf climbing crag

Perfectly drilled, new climbing garden, which is also suitable for children and beginners! Climbing garden in the village of Nikolsdorf with about 50 routes in difficulty III-X, mainly V-VIII.

(c) Tirol Werbung/Pupeter Robert
(c) Rainer Eder

Facts about the climbing garden Rabantkofel:

Difficulty: Von III bis X (Prevalent V-VIII)
Sealevel: 750 m
Orientation: S / W
Rock: Limestone
Sektoren/Routen: 1 / 53
Steepness: slightly inclined to slightly overhanging
Climbing: wallclimbing, mainly on edges
Belaying: well - bolts
Wall height: 5 – 25 m
In case of rain climbing is not possible!
Ideal period: march - november
Rock is drying quite rapidly
Way there: 5 min.
Hint: often very hot on summer

 

Rabantkofel climbing crag

Climbing crag at Lucknerhaus

The ideal family destination. It lies at the parking area Lucknerhaus with 33 climbing routes.

Levels of difficulty: 3+ to 8-. Find a great mix of adventure - it offers everything you are longing for.

Klettergarten beim Lucknerhaus, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
(c) Tirol Werbung / Puperter Robert
Klettergarten beim Lucknerhaus, Osttirol
(c) Tirol Werbung / Puperter Robert

Facts:

Difficulty: III+ - VIII-
Orientation: W
Rock: quarzite
Routes: 1 / 33
Steepness: mostly inclined to vertical
Climbing: stab and wall climbing
Belaying: well - bolts
Wall height: 15 – 120 m
In case of rain: climbing not possible.
Rock is drying rather fast.
Way there: 2 min.
Hint: plain spot, suitable for children
Sealevel: 1.950 m

Climbing crag at Lucknerhaus

The ideal family destination. It lies at the parking area Lucknerhaus with 33 climbing routes.

Climbing crag Arnig

Highly diverse routs lead along "Kalser Nase" and along the "Torre", two granite rocks up to 35 m hight, upwards. Upsolute insiders' tip for experienced climbing fans! Perfect reachable and still in a quiet location just above the hamlet Arning in Kals am Großglockner speak for itself.

[Translate to EN:] Klettergarten Arnig, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
(c) Tirol Werbung / Puperter Robert
[Translate to EN:] Klettergarten Arnig, Osttirol
(c) Tirol Werbung / Puperter Robert

Facts:

Difficulty: V- - IX+
Sealevel: 1.450 m
Orientation: O / S
Rock: Gneis
Routes: 2 / 15
Steepness: mostly inlined and vertical
Climbing: wallclimbing, good techn. demanded
Belaying: well - bolts
Wall height: 10-25 m
In case of rain: climbing not possible
Rock is drying rather fast.
Way there: 5 – 20 min.
Hint: pleasant spot, suitable for children

Climbing crag at Arnig

Demanding climbing-crag in the hamlet Arnig - Kals am Großglockner!

Climbing crag Falkenstein

1500 metres altitude, 4 sectors, walls of between 10-50 metres, mainly south-facing walls, compact limestone, for the most part vertical to overhanging, the majority being wall climbs. Securing: good; with bolts and anchors, Positions mostly with chain and carabiner, own chockstones not required. Around 80 routes, for the most part chalked up at the entrances.
This climbing area in East Tyrol is only recommended in the afternoon in the summer. Since it is south-facing, it may also be climbed in winter. Route difficulty level from level 7. Access: Matrei - Glanz.

[Translate to EN:] Klettergarten Falkenstein, Osttirol
(c) Tirol Werbung / Puperter Robert

Facts:

Difficulty: IV - VIII
Sealevel: 1.550 m
Orientation: S
Rock: Kalk
Routes: 7 / 146
Steepness: mostly vertical and overhanging
Climbing: mainly on edges, often resistance 
Belaying: well - bolts
In case of rain: climbing in parts possible
Rock drying rather fast.
Way there: 15 – 20 min.
Hint: Climbing also possible on some days in winter.

Climbing crag "Falkenstein"

Falkenstein and its well-known climbing crag is close to the towns of Glanz and Hinterburg.

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