CLIMBING IN THE ÖTZTAL VALLEY
The highest point in Tyrol
The Ötztal valley has everything from gruelling forest routes to rocks leading up from the meadows. Everyone can find their personal favourite route here among the 20 climbing gardens and 7 fixed ropes routes with 750 official single rope routes, 58 multi-rope routes, 18,829m of altitude to climb, 12,552 hooks and anchor point and difficulty ratings of 2-11.
FIXED ROPES COURSES IN OUR SURROUNDING AREA
Geierwand Haiming via ferrata
A very special via ferrata route for enthusiasts – it is scarcely believable that this impressive escarpment does not exceed difficulty level C! The formula for success is the combination of a very good route and 98 solid footholds – where the terrain gets more difficult you can make use of the iron stirrups and enjoy hassle-free climbing across one of the exposed sections. The ferrata route makes for pleasant climbing, providing perfect views to the Inntal. The main area of difficulty comes relatively far up, after the suspension bridge. A short, C-rated section, with lots of iron ladders. The rest of the path is mostly level B/C and B.
Walking time: approx. 2 ½ hours (including the descent 3 hours)
Stuibenfall Umhausen via ferrata
The via ferrata route in Umhausen-Niederthai, which has 450m of climbing, requires surefootedness and a head for heights. The via ferrata route is classified B on the difficulty scale (from A to E) and has smaller C passages, making it perfect for families and beginners. A breath-taking panorama is assured as you climb along the highest waterfall in Tyrol.
Walking time: approx. 3 hours (including the descent 3 ½ to 4 hours)
Küthaier panorama via ferrata route
A fantastic via ferrata route in the granite of the Sellrain Mountains proceeds to the 2807m Pockkogel. On the difficulty scale (A - E), the main part of the route is rooted in the C area, with individual D, and also A/B passages.
Walking time: 3 – 3 ½ hours (including the descent 4 ½ to 5 hours)
See here for information on additional climbing gardens and fixed ropes courses in the surrounding area.