The Klettergarten Gletscherstube rock climbing area is a good place for all the family to try out the sport of rock climbing. There are lots of routes for different abilities, with all offering fine views of the mountains. If you get hungry then it is just a short walk to the Gletscherstube hut serving food and drink. There is also an outdoor boulder area at Mandlersboden.
Rock climbing in the Pitztal Valley
Push body and mind to the limit
Rock climbing is a true test of physical and mental strength. A challenge that pushes body and mind to the limit. A battle against gravityin a quest to reach the top. In many senses, rock climbing reflects daily life – to get on you have to stay in motion, be willing to take risks and trust in yourself. Where better to perfect those skills than right here in the Pitztal Valley?
Advanced and expert climbers will find 87 routes in the Plangeross climbing area two kilometres from the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Fans of via ferratas (fixed-rope climbing routes with steel handholds and footholds) will enjoy the one by Arzl at the start of the valley and in the Kletterpark Pitztaler Gletscher, which has four different routes to choose from. The easier "Erlebnissteig" is suitable for kids aged 10 years and older.
Indoor climbing in the Austrian Tyrol
Bad weather? No problem! Indoor climbing is a great way to stay fit and improve your technique even if it is wet and cold outside.
Stillebach Bouldering and Climbing Centre
Boasting 85 bouldering routes, this indoor climbing centre in the valley is a favourite of Benedikt Walser, who was also involved in setting up the project. The boulders are easy to challenging, the prices are very reasonable and climbing shoes can be hired on site.
Imst Climbing Centre
The climbing centre in the town of Imst is a great place to try rock climbing for the first time. Courses for beginners are available to book, where novices learn the basic technique for climbing both indoors and on real rock.