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|
|14||Maltatal||Alpine multi-pitch climbing, sport climbing and bouldering|
This 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 (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.
There 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 Best of Genuss Band 1 guidebook covers the best of these alpine multi-pitch routes around Salzburg.
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