Fixed-rope routes & climbing

Adrenaline rush on crags

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Climbing is an awesome full-body sport that requires both spirit and body. Whether in a climbing hall or along a via ferrata, every step and grip can be practised on climbing routes in the region. In nature, one is usually alone and can concentrate on the sport without distraction.

In the holiday region of Wipptal there are many opportunities for those interested in climbing: via ferrata in Obernberg, Vals and Gschnitz, bouldering walls in the Altereralm area of the Valsertal, the Peter Kofler fixed-rope route (C) in St. Jodok and the Ilmspitze fixed-rope route in Gschnitz (C-D) as well as in the indoor sport facility “basecamp” in Matrei and the climbing hall for nature lovers at JUFA in Steinach.

Many climbing modifications and moderate-level crags have been made for families and hobby climbers and grip distances designed with children in mind. There are also opportunities for alpine climbing in the side valleys for professional climbers, for example in Valsertalkessel around the Geraer Hütte with famous peaks such as Olperer, Schrammacher, Sagwand and Fußstein.

We would like to inform you that climbing is only recommended with the necessary safety equipment. Safety equipment can be rented at the climbing center "basecamp" in Matrei.

Our two fixed-rope routes

Peter Kofler via ferrata

This via ferrata is perfect for climbing enthusiastics with some experience. Level C: difficult, approach: 15 min

St. Magdalena via ferrata

With an intermediate difficulty (B/C) this via ferrata is managable for beginners with a guide. Approach: 30 min

Mountain guides

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If you'd like to make some new experiences with climbing or fixed-rope routes, the best thing is to go with a guide!

Climbing areas

St. Magdalena

This climbing area is situated above the pilgrimage chapel St. Magdalena (1.663) in the Gschnitz Valley. Approach: 1...


This climbing area is situated at the right end of the Obernberg Valley, behind the chapel of Hubertus. Approach: 20...


This climbing area with 11 routes in two sectors is at the end of the Vals Valley, in the so called Alterertal....

Bouldern in the mountaineering village

In the Alterertal at the end of the Vals valley there is a path to some rocks for bouldering. Approach: 30 min

Indoor climbing

There is also a climbing hall!

The basecamp in Matrei is has climbing walls, an outdoor tower and bouldering possibilities.