Rock Climbing and mountaineering in Ötztal

We have it all: Classes, climbs and challenges

250 peaks over 3,000 metres (9,843 ft.) line the Ötztal Valley. Among them is the highest mountain of Tyrol, the Wildspitze Mountain (3,774 m / 12,382 ft.). There has always been an eagerness to climb all these peaks in Tyrol. That is why the Ötztal has developed into a paradise for mountaineering and climbing enthusiasts with eight via ferratas (fixed-rope climbing routes) and twenty sport climbing crags. One of them is located directly in Oetz. The Ötztal Valley boasts a total of 750 climbing routes and numerous multi-pitch routes.

In the event of bad weather, climbers can resort to the Area 47 adventure park or the climbing gym in Imst. For high alpine hikes we recommend booking a local guide from Ötztal



Climbing crags & via ferratas in and near Oetz

Geierwand via ferrata near Haiming

This via ferrata (fixed-rope climbing route) of medium difficulty (B) takes you up 1,300 feet. A rope bridge and the breath-taking view of the Inn Valley turn this via ferrata into a unique experience. Thanks to its sunny location, it is accessible almost all year round.

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Amberg climbing crag

This rather difficult climbing crag is embedded in the Ötztal woods and is recommended for advanced climbers.

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Brunau climbing crag

What used to be a quarry in the 1950s has been transformed into a beautiful climbing crag ideal for beginners. This climbing crab is located just a few minutes from Oetz.

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Haiming climbing crag

The slabs above Haiming facing southeast can be climbed almost all year. This rather small climbing crag offers anything a climber’s heart desires: crack climbing, top-rope climbing and short overhangs. 

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Simmering climbing crag

This well-bolted crag facing southeast is located right outside Haiming and has easy, fun climbs.

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