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1. Austria 22,983 routes in Region

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Seasonality

Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.625839, 13.314252

summary

Endless crags in the Eastern alps and the foothills of the alps offer climbing for everyone in every season.

description

Crags and areas are listed and managed according to the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps (see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_Club_classification_of_the_Eastern_Alps).

A map of areas can also be found here: http://www.bergalbum.de/uebersichtskarte_ostalpen.htm

1.1. West 9,976 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.172015, 11.139309

summary

Western Austria represents the 2 provinces Tyrol and Vorarlberg, a very mountainous region with endless climbing possibilities and excellent infrastructure.

description

A substantial part of the Eastern Alps is located in Vorarlberg and Tyrol. From a climbers perspective it is probably hard to find an area with more variety and options on such a small area. World class bouldering areas can be found next to world class sport climbing areas, multi-pitch climbs line alpine peaks and cliffs and there is everything, from family friendly and easy climbing to lines at the top of the grade range.

With Innsbruck as its biggest town and climbing mecca Western Austria is a must visit for every climber.

Topos and climbing information for some areas in Tyrol can also be found here: at http://www.climbers-paradise.com

1.1.1. Allgäuer Alpen 150 routes in Region

Summary:
Alpine climbing, Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 47.418413, 10.263234

description

1.1.2. Ammergauer Alpen 3 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.477147, 10.820122

description

(AVE 7a)

1.1.3. Bregenzer Wald 154 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.342985, 9.834182

description

The Bregenzerwald is a area located in the Austrian state Vorarlberg and reaches from Bregenz to Warth but excludes the Rhein valley.

(AVE 1 Bregenzer Waldgebirge)

Guide books for sport and alpine (multi pitch) climbs are available from Panico.

1.1.4. Chiemgauer Alpen 25 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.671260, 12.317276

description

(AVE 11)

1.1.5. Inntal 1,652 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.411122, 11.531198

summary

While the river Inn makes flows from Switzerland through Austria to Germany, here, the Inntal represents the section in Tyrol from approx. Haiming (where the valley becomes wide) to the German border.

description

Most crags listed here are easily within reach while driving along the highway (Inntalautobahn).

Crags are roughly sorted West to East as you drive down the Inn valley towards Germany.

approach

At the center of this area is Innsbruck, drive either East or West along the Inntalautobahn to reach the individual crags.

1.1.6. Kaisergebirge 923 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.585290, 12.330645

description

The Kaiser Mountains (German: Kaisergebirge, lit. "emperor mountains") or just Kaiser, are a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps and Eastern Alps. It consists of two main mountain ridges – the Zahmer Kaiser ("gentle or tame emperor") to the north and the Wilder Kaiser ("wild or fierce emperor") to the south. The entire range is situated in the Austrian state of Tyrol between the town of Kufstein and the market town of St. Johann in Tirol. The Kaiser Mountains offer some of the loveliest scenery in all the Northern Limestone Alps.

http://www.climbers-paradise.com/klettern/location-details/location/sportklettern/wilder-kaiser/

1.1.7. Karwendel 40 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 47.445112, 11.477990

description

(AVE 5)

1.1.8. Kitzbühler Alpen 20 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.369800, 12.318700

description

(AVE 34)

1.1.9. Klostertal 20 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.129760, 10.001694

summary

Klostertal

1.1.10. Lechquellengebirge 219 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.192406, 10.026789

description

The Lechquellen Mountains (German: Lechquellengebirge) or Lechquellen range is a small mountain group within the Northern Limestone Alps of the Eastern Alps. It lies entirely within the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and includes the upper reaches of the river Lech with its headstreams in a horseshoe shape as well as the Upper Großwalsertal valley.

Maps:

  • AVE 3a Lechquellengebirge

approach

From Bregenz take the A14 until you reach the exit "Arlbergpass". Keep right and follow the road towards the pass. Follow the signs to Zürs/Lech. In Lech turn right into direction Zug.

From Innsbruck take the A14 until you reach the exit "Arlbergpass". Drive through St. Anton and follow the road over the pass. The follow the signs to Zürs/Lech. In Lech turn right into direction Zug.

Note that the road from Zug to the Spullersee and Formarinsee is closed from 8:00 until 17:00. Leave your car in Lech and use the bus from the Postamt. Before 08:00 and after 17:00 the road is open to the public but you have to pay toll.

where to stay

1.1.11. Lechtaler Alpen 1,366 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.273405, 10.540620

description

(AVE 3b)

1.1.12. Ötztaler Alpen 1,371 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 46.887155, 10.820006

description

(AVE 30)

1.1.13. Rätikon North 178 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.055085, 9.710777

description

(AVE 25)

The Austrian part of the Rätikon. The Rätikon South is located in Switzerland.

Watch the video about the Rätikon broadcasted by Servus TV.

1.1.14. Rheintal 1,119 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.342231, 9.648841

description

A guide book for sport climbs is available from Panico.

1.1.15. Rofangebirge, Brandenberger Alpen 145 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.515137, 11.858891

description

(AVE 6)

1.1.16. Sesvennagruppe 0 routes in Region

description

(AVE 29)

1.1.17. Samnaungruppe 54 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 46.986812, 10.474628

description

(AVE 27)

1.1.18. Silvretta 324 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Bouldering

Lat / Long: 46.872601, 10.092790

description

(AVE 26)

(AVE 26)

1.1.19. Stubaier Alpen 210 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Ice climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.052503, 11.180909

description

(AVE 31)

1.1.20. Tuxer Alpen 0 routes in Region

description

(AVE 33)

1.1.21. Verwallgruppe 35 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 47.070815, 10.162984

description

AVE 28: Verwallgruppe

1.1.22. Walgau 494 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.170419, 9.781359

1.1.23. Wetterstein und Mieminger Kette 374 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.385676, 11.080219

description

(AVE 4: Wettersteingebirge, Mieminger Gebirge)

1.1.24. Zillertaler Alpen 1,100 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.161185, 11.858239

description

(AVE 35)

1.2. Mitte-Nord 3,793 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.034609, 13.707346

1.2.1. OÖ Voralpen 1,116 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.894824, 14.280508

description

AVE 17b: Oberösterreichische Voralpen

1.2.2. Salzkammergut 524 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.792096, 13.416947

description

AVE 17a

AVE mountain range by alpine clubs (http://www.bergalbum.de/uebersichtskarte_ostalpen.htm)

(AVE 17a)

1.2.3. Totes Gebirge 435 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.671561, 13.969003

description

(AVE 15)

1.2.4. Unteres Mühlviertel 402 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 48.386756, 14.631991

1.2.5. Oberes Mühlviertel 252 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.553328, 14.067395

1.2.6. N' Traunviertel u. Linz 57 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.193268, 14.222670

1.2.7. Dachsteingebirge 244 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.497597, 13.683339

description

Karst landscape with sometimes sharp limestone. Well-know wall is the "Dachstein Südwand" with multipitch up to 27 pitches and over 1000m to climb old list of routes: http://schall-verlag.at/attachments/123_Inhalt%20Kletterarena%20Dachstein.pdf

AVE 14

approach

North side from Obertraun with cable way. South side from Ramsau.

1.2.8. Berchtesgadener Alpen 245 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.584189, 12.957937

description

(AVE 10) Berchtesgadener Alpen - österreichische Seite

1.2.9. Loferer u. Leoganger Steinberge 151 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.515647, 12.624571

summary

AVE 9: Loferer Steinberge, Leoganger Steinberge

description

1.2.10. Steinplatte 236 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.625952, 12.627880

summary

Huge plataeu with a 7km long cliff band that is up to 200m tall. Plenty of sport and multi-pitch climbs ranging from the Waidringer Steinplatte to the Loferer Alm in Salzburg.

description

A major climbing destination in the Eastern Alps, often called the Ceüse of the Eastern Alps. Highly popular in summer it offers mostly alpine sport climbing but also shorter traditional multi-pitch climbs on excellent limestone with pockets and edges.

approach

Easily accessible through toll roads on both ends or using the cable cars. Due to the size of the ara please refer to the access info for each sector. Main access is via Waidring or Lofer.

1.2.11. Salzburg Stadt 13 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.816307, 13.038380

1.2.12. Tennengebirge 115 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.514176, 13.292374

description

(AVE13)

1.2.13. Salzburger Schieferalpen 0 routes in Region

description

(AVE 12)

1.2.14. Innviertel 0 routes in Region

1.2.15. Kletterhalle Peuerbach (ÖAV) 0 routes in Gym

description

Schulplatz 1

4722 Peuerbach

http://www.alpenverein.at/linz-peuerbach

Tel: 0680 / 244 57 18

1.2.16. Indoor-Kletteranlage der ÖAV Sektion Schwanenstadt 0 routes in Gym

description

Raitfeldstraße

Zufahrt Laaber Holzweg gegenüber Agip-Ta

5280 Braunau am Inn

http://www.alpenverein.at/schwanenstadt

Tel: 07673/4297

1.2.17. Mobile Kletterwand der ÖAV-Sektion Schwanenstadt (ÖAV) 0 routes in Gym

description

1.2.18. Intersport Kletterhalle Waizenkirchen (ÖAV) 0 routes in Gym

description

Fritz-Grünbaum-Platz 1

Esterházypark

1060 Wien

http://www.alpenverein.at/linz-waizenkirchen

Tel: 0664/1802386

1.2.19. Trockene Klammen 3 routes in Boulder

Summary:
Bouldering and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.752473, 13.099739

description

Naturdenkmal. Sehr viele Bouldermöglichkeiten, auch Routen (Hakenmaterial teilweise mit Vorsicht zu genießen!). Teilweise Kletterverbot.

approach

In Elsbethen. Abzweigung zu den Trockenen Klammen ist gekennzeichnet.

1.3. Mitte-Süd 2,049 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 46.920218, 13.450370

1.3.1. Karawanken u. Bachergebirge 481 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 46.455339, 14.805025

description

AVE 59

1.3.2. Venedigergruppe 164 routes in Region

Summary:
Ice climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.075802, 12.317564

description

(AVE 36)

1.3.3. Granatspitzgruppe 112 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.111808, 12.569323

description

(AVE 39)

1.3.4. Glocknergruppe 90 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.175964, 12.765473

description

AVE 40

(AVE 40)

1.3.5. Schobergruppe 3 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing and Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 46.934655, 12.766572

description

AVE 41

1.3.6. Goldberggruppe 11 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.066092, 13.001212

description

AVE 42

1.3.7. Kreuzeckgruppe 0 routes in Region

description

1.3.8. Ankogel Gruppe 337 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.076247, 13.359564

description

AVE 44

1.3.9. Radstätter Tauern 0 routes in Region

1.3.10. Schladminger Tauern 0 routes in Region

description

AVE 45b

1.3.11. Gurktaler Alpen 256 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 46.840082, 14.036866

description

AVE 46a

1.3.12. Gailtaler Alpen 541 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 46.701721, 13.250285

description

1.3.13. Karnischer Hauptkamm 9 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 46.627892, 13.001178

description

AVE 57a

1.3.14. Villgratner Berge 45 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 46.828649, 12.392480

description

(AVE 38)

1.3.15. Rieserfernergruppe 0 routes in Region

description

1.4. Ost 7,165 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.784049, 15.538761

description

A lot of climbing is happening in and around Vienna. Within a 2 hours radius you will find mostly limestone crags (some gneiss also can be found in the danube region of Wachau) offering everything from slabs to overhangs, short to long climbs, remote to busy crags, single to multi pitch and so on...

Main crags are Peilstein, Hohe Wand, Höllental and many many more...

Information Sources / Topo Guides:

If the weather is bad Vienna offers a lot of indoor climbing possibilities (just google for climbing gym vienna...) - currently around 10 major climbing gyms exist in and around the city.

1.4.1. Waldviertel 411 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and other styles

Lat / Long: 48.627139, 15.247667

description

Das Waldviertel ist eine Grundgebirgslandschaft aus Graniten und Gneisen mit Höhen bis ca. 1.000 m

1.4.2. Wachau 920 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.351617, 15.488397

description

"Die Wachau und die angrenzenden Gebiete des Waldviertels und Dunkelsteinerwalds sind reich an auffälligen Felsbildungen, die auch frühzeitig das Interesse von Kletterern geweckt haben. Allgemein findet der Kletterer überwiegend Reibungskletterei und oft sehr knifflige und anstrengende oder kleinstgriffige Wandkletterei. Echte Rißkletterei ... ist eher selten, doch lassen sich viele ... zu Rißkletterei umfunktionieren." (1982 Wandern und Klettern in der Wachau / Gerhard Rumplmair (NÖ Pressehaus))

Some nice video impressions of climbing in the Wachau: Update: There's a new video - part 2:

https://vimeo.com/110807993

https://vimeo.com/65953778

https://vimeo.com/100037644

approach

Wien und Umgebung: Entweder auf die A22 auffahren und immer Richtung Praha (Prag) fahren. Beim Knoten Stockerau rechts halten und Richtung Krems fahren(S5). Ab jetzt immer gerade aus bis Sie in Krems ankommen. Nun weiter an der Donauuferstrasse entlang geradewegs in die Wachau. Oder Sie nehmen die Westautobahn Richtung St.Pölten dort auf die S33

St.Pölten und Umgebung: Entweder Sie nehmen die S33 in Richtung Krems Oder Sie fahren über die Bundesstraße über Mautern in die Wachau.

Westösterreich: Auf die Westautobahn in Richtung Wie fahren und entweder bei Melk abfahren und entlang der Donauuferstrasse in die Wachau oder bei St.Pölten auf die S33 auffahren und in Richtung Krems fahren

Südösterreich: Auf der Südautobahn bis nach Wien und dann über die Westautobahn in Richtung St.Pölten, von dort siehe Punkt vorher.

Mit der Bahn: Entweder von Wien Franz Josefs Bahnhof Richtung Krems Fahrtzeit rund 1h oder von St.Pölten Hbf Fahrtzeit rund 45 Minuten

history

1.4.3. Wien 351 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.208579, 16.378046

1.4.4. Industrieviertel 3,444 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.899499, 16.319585

1.4.5. Mostviertel 530 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 48.012676, 15.472853

description

5500 km²

1.4.6. Mürzsteger Alpen 52 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.661603, 15.480970

description

AVE 19

1.4.7. Hochschwabgruppe 157 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.572427, 15.069520

summary

Die Hochschwabgruppe ist ein Kalkplateau nördlich des Mur- und Mürztals, östlich des Vordernberger- und Erzbachs und südlich der Salza. Im Osten ist sie durch den Thörlbach begrenzt.

description

Die Hochschwabgruppe ist ein dünn besiedeltes und in weiten Teilen naturbelassenes Gebiet in der Obersteiermark. Bekannt als Wasserquelle für die Stadt Wien stehen grosse Bereiche auch unter speziellem Schutz. Die Wildnis, Weite und oft unerwartete steile Abbrüche vom Hochplateau machen das Hochschwabgebiet trotz der eher geringen Höhe (höchste Erhebung ist der Hochschwab mit 2277m) zu einem anspruchsvollen Berggebiet für Wanderer und Kletterer. Klassifizierung: AVE18

where to stay

In der Hochschwabgrupep gibt es zahlreiche Berghütten wie das Schiestlhaus oder die Sonnschienhütte. Es gibt aber auch in den umliegenden Tälern ausreichend Unterkünfte.

1.4.8. Ennstaler Alpen 132 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 47.562744, 14.625518

description

AVE 16

1.4.9. Rottenmanner u. Wölzer Tauern 0 routes in Region

description

AVE 45c: Rottenmanner und Wölzer Tauern

1.4.10. Seckauer Alpen 20 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.331261, 14.693254

description

45d

1.4.11. Lavanttaler Alpen 434 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 46.917920, 14.987616

description

(AVE 46b)

1.4.12. Graz/Bruck area 714 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 47.206707, 15.404303

1.4.13. Randgebirge östl. d. Mur 0 routes in Region

description

AVE 47

1.4.14. Weinviertel 0 routes in Region

description

As of regional geology nearly no climbable rocks. Thus mainly urban and indoor climbing. Additional high ropes course and some trees Possibly better to stay on the ground, when you drink wine

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