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Rock climbing around Salzburg and Central Austria

There are many excellent rock climbing areas to the south and east of Salzburg, as shown on the map opposite. This includes alpine multi-pitch climbing, sport climbing and bouldering.

List of rock climbing areas around Salzburg and central Austria

No Crag Type of Climbing
1 Salzkammergutberge Alpine multi-pitch climbing
2 Wilder Kaiser Alpine multi-pitch and sport climbing
3 Chiemgauer Alpen Alpine multi-pitch climbing
4 Berchtesgadener - Reiteralpe Alpine multi-pitch climbing
5 Berchtesgadener - Gollstock Alpine multi-pitch climbing
6 Tennengebirge Alpine multi-pitch climbing
7 Dachstein - Gosaukamm Alpine multi-pitch climbing
8 Dachstein - West Alpine multi-pitch climbing
9 Leoganger Steinberge Alpine multi-pitch climbing
10 Berchtesgadener - Reiteralpe Alpine multi-pitch climbing
11 Hochkonig Alpine multi-pitch climbing
12 Hohe Tauern Alpine multi-pitch climbing
13 Falkenstein Sport Climbing
14 Maltatal Alpine multi-pitch climbing, sport climbing and bouldering
15 Dolomitenhutte Sport climbing

Map of the main rock climbing areas around Salzburg

Map of the main rock climbing areas around Salzburg

Best of Genuss Band 1 guidebookThis area of Austria around Salzburg offers superb alpine style multi-pitch rock climbing.  There are 1000’s of routes to climb with many of these between 200 and 400m long at places such as Chiemgauer Alpen, Berchtesgadener Alpen, Hochkönig Massif,  Dachstein Massif, and Hohe Tauern that includes the Grosslocker (Großglockner) Mountain – Austria’s highest mountain.  Generally these routes have good fixed protection such as bolts and pegs though additional trad gear of nuts and cams are also required.  The Best of Genuss Band 1 guidebook covers the best of these alpine multi-pitch routes around Salzburg that is available to buy from our shop.

Maltatal rock climbing and bouldering guidebookMaltatal (Malta Valley) is a granite valley in the south of Austria near Villach. Here there is a mixture of sport climbing, alpine multi-pitch climbing and bouldering in a beautiful and picturesque setting.  Maltatal offers nearly 20 sport climbing crags with 100’s of routes including many bolted multi-pitch routes.  The mountains surrounding the valley reach heights of over 3,000m and provide great alpine style multi-pitch routes.  The best bouldering in Maltatal is found at Schleierwasserfall, where there are many high quality boulder problems from 6a to 8b+.  The Maltatal guidebook covers the sport climbing, alpine climbing and bouldering in Maltatal that is available to buy from our shop.

Alpen en Bloc 2 guidebookThere are many single pitch sport climbing areas near Salzburg.  Schleierwasserfall near Kufstein in the Wilder Kaiser is considered the best limestone crag in the whole of Austria. In the eastern Tyrol there are a couple of limestone sport climbing areas near the city of Lienz.  Falkenstein is a place that requires endurance, whilst Dolomitenhutte demands a good technique.  These crags are covered in the Sport Climbing in Tirol guidebook that covers 92 separate crags and over 4,500 routes.

The Alpen en Bloc 2 guidebook covers the best of the bouldering found in Austria, including Maltatal, Attersee near Gmunden, and 3 areas near Wien.  Buy the Alpen en Bloc 2 guidebook from our shop.

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Best of Genuss Band 1 guidebook

The Best of Genuss Band 1 guidebook covers the best of these alpine multi-pitch routes around Salzburg.

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