Explore Ötztal's climbing paradise

Tyrol's best climbing region

Ötztal is an El Dorado for climbing, it has no equal in the whole of Tyrol. 7 via ferratas and 19 climbing crags with around 600 routes offer a favourite route for everyone. Thanks to the perfect infrastructure the vertical climbing action is almost unlimited in Ötztal's climbing paradise. The climbing area is characterised by rough granite rock and offers climbers of all levels a perfect terrain.

Two via ferratas are located in the immediate vicinity of Obergurgl and of your holiday apartment at Chalet Obergurgl.

Zirbenwald via ferrata (length: 400m, altitude difference of 100 metres)

The access to this family-friendly via ferrata can be reached via a suspension bridge that challenges both your courage and your skills. Most sections of this route are categorised as Level B, the more difficult Level C passages require climbing experience. In order to get to the access point, take the Zirbenwald hiking path from Obergurgl.

Schwärzenkämm via ferrata (length: 700m, altitude difference of 350 metres)

The Schwärzenkämm via ferrata leads directly through Obergurgl's glacier world and offers gorgeous views over the mountain scenery. It is facing north and requires quite some experience. The passages vary between Level A-B and C-D. In order to get to the access, take a 2.5 hour hike from Obergurgl up to Langtalereck hut and continue towards Hochwilde Haus, from where a ca. 20 minutes sign-posted walk will take you to the via ferrata's starting point.

Along the whole Ötztal valley you will find other appealing via ferratas:

  • Reinhard Schiestl via ferrata
  • Lehner Wasserfall, waterfall via ferrata
  • Stuibenfall via ferrata
  • Moosalm via ferrata
  • Kühtaier Panorama via ferrata

Climbing crags

For a map covering all the climbing crags of the Ötztal region, click here!

  • Haiming
  • Simmering
  • Amberg
  • Brunau/Oetz
  • Rammelstein
  • Ritzlerhof
  • Oetz
  • Armelen-Tumpen
  • Tumpen-Engelswand
  • Niederthai
  • Auplatte
  • Nösslach
  • Oberried
  • Burgsteinerwand
  • Astlehn
  • Winnebachseehütte
  • Aschbach
  • Freizeit Arena
  • Moosalm

Ultimate climbing fun at Area 47

Climbing enthusiasts can face vertical challenges away from the natural terrain in the Climbing Arena at Area 47 Outdoor Park at the beginning of Ötztal valley. Austria's probably most up and coming climbing crag is hard to beat when it comes to diversity. The climbing wall on Achbrücke's bridge pier reaches up to 27 metres and offers courses for all difficulty levels. All the way up and directly underneath the bridge, the stations of this high rope course are floating and you need to be quite the daredevil to challenge this course. Area 47 also offers a boulder zone, which is separated in a Boulder Cave, with various climbing challenges at jump altitudes of up to 4m, and a Boulder Wall with a jump-off point right into the refreshing lake. The climbing paradise is complemented by a Flying Fox, which leads across the Water AREA. In the 20,000m² big water resort you will be able to enjoy recreation after your climbing adventures.

Are you still looking for the perfect hotel for your summer holidays in Ötztal? Next to climbing the region also is a perfect destination for hiking holidays. In the luxury apartments at Chalet Obergurgl you will enjoy highest comfort and independence as if you were at home. Ask for a quote today!