Mountaineering and climbing in the Kaunertal

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High out in the valley of mountaineers

Holidaymakers love scrambling to the summits of the Kaunertal!

Feeling like climbing a wall? Then a real paradise awaits you in Tyrol's Kaunertal! From light exercises to challenging tours, you can look forward to dream routes of varying difficulty levels.

If you want, there are professional guides for all your climbing adventures. You can spend the night in quality-tested climbing accommodation in the Kaunertal. Are you ready to discover one of Europe's most beautiful mountaineering regions? 

Mountaineering & climbing
in the Kaunertal

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Bouldering in Kaunertal

 

Climbing in the Kaunertal Magic Forest, but hell is not far away! 30 boulders are waiting to be discovered. In the bouldering area "Höll" you can face countless bouldering problems. True to the motto ..... devilishly good!

 

 

Climbing routes and mountain climbing tours in Tyrol's Kaunertal

Experience all that Tyrol's Kaunertal has to offer aspiring mountaineers! Very special mountain tours and climbing routes invite you to get to know the realm of the three-thousand metre Alps in a completely new way. Want to experience Tyrolean mountains up close?

The nature park and glacier region guarantees impressive mountaineering moments, beautiful views, and unforgettable natural wonders.

Climbing

Different paths in the Kaunertal will take you to new heights. Mountain climbing is becoming increasingly popular. Among the dream routes through the gneiss of the impressive Kaunergrat are Wiesa-Jaggl, Plattensymphonie, Early morning in the sun, and Hidden paradise.

Beginners, families and children are especially drawn to the Holderli Seppl via ferrata in Fernergries. This was named after Kaunertal mountain guide Sepp Praxmarer. It starts by crossing ground glacier-mica gneiss. You then climb the impressive Rifflbach waterfall directly on the water and even cross the water once on a bridge. After one to one and a half hours, you will reach the destination at Schnapsloch.

  • Altitude at start: 1.940 m
  • At end: 2,080 m
  • Difference in altitude: 140 m
  • Level of difficulty: B
To the via ferrata

Anton Renk Via ferrata

Already experienced and ready for one of the most challenging and spectacular climbing routes in Tyrol? The Anton Renk via ferrata challenges even experienced mountaineers with unending difficulty and overhanging passages. There are a few short, easier stretches that do let you catch your breath, though. But careful: there is no emergency exit! From the Sattelklause mountain station you can reach the via ferrata after a 2-hour ascent.

  • Altitude at start: 2,000 m
  • At end: 2,261 m
  • Difference in altitude: 261 m
  • Level of difficulty: D/E
To the via ferrata

These via ferrata are also waiting to be conquered:

Themenweg
Kaunerberger Wasserweg
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935m | 6h | 15.2km
Start: Gemeindeamt Kaunerberg
Bouldern
Bouldergebiet Höll
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Themenweg
Kaunerberger Hangkanal & Gallruthstollen - "Wasserweg"
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750m | 5h | 12km
Start: Bushaltestelle Kaunerberg
Ende: Platz im Kaunertal
Themenweg
Badsteig | Wichtelwald
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46m | 1h | 3.6km
Start: Infobüro Pfunds
Ende: Kajetansbrücke
Spazierweg
Zum Parditschhof
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304m | 2h | 4.5km
Start: Pfarrkirche St. Valentin
Ende: Pfarrkirche St. Valentin
Spazierweg
Zirmwanderweg
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2.3km
Start: Bergstation Zirmbahn
Ende: Bergkastel Bergstation
Spazierweg
Zur Schöpfwarte/Innblick
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183m | 1.5h | 4.4km
Start: Feuerwehrhalle Nauders/Lochmühle
Ende: Schlosswiese
Spazierweg
Kapelle Maria Schnee
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90m | 0.5h | 1.7km
Start: Tscheylücke Pfunds
Ende: Kapelle Maria Schnee
Spazierweg
Wanderung zur Fendler Alm
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109m | 1.54km
Start: Bergstation Sattelboden
Ende: Fendler Alm
Spazierweg
Rundwanderung Obertiatsch
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283m | 2.5h | 4.5km
Start: Gemeindeamt Kaunerberg
Ende: Gemeindeamt Kaunerbeg

Sport climbing routes

There are a total of 174 alpine sport climbing routes in the three-country region Tyrolean Oberland, some that even cross ridges. Three particularly popular climbing areas are located in the Kaunertal:

  • Fernergrieß: 44 routes on two sectors, mainly in difficulty levels 3 to 5c, only 5 minutes from the toll road, ideal for beginners and families
  • Laimo: 30 routes on three sectors, from a short boulder tour to the 35 m wall in difficulty levels 6b to 8c, for advanced and ambitious climbers
  • Grünstein: 8 routes in difficulty levels 6 and 7, due to the southwest orientation ideal for climbing tours in spring and autumn

Get out into the nature and have fun sport climbing! By the way, the nature park and glacier region is also well-known beyond Austria for its ice climbing opportunities with professional mountain guides. Learn more about this winter alternative! 

Sport climbing routs in the region

Themenweg
Kaunerberger Wasserweg
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935m | 6h | 15.2km
Start: Gemeindeamt Kaunerberg
Bouldern
Bouldergebiet Höll
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Themenweg
Kaunerberger Hangkanal & Gallruthstollen - "Wasserweg"
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750m | 5h | 12km
Start: Bushaltestelle Kaunerberg
Ende: Platz im Kaunertal
Themenweg
Badsteig | Wichtelwald
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46m | 1h | 3.6km
Start: Infobüro Pfunds
Ende: Kajetansbrücke
Spazierweg
Zum Parditschhof
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304m | 2h | 4.5km
Start: Pfarrkirche St. Valentin
Ende: Pfarrkirche St. Valentin
Spazierweg
Zirmwanderweg
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2.3km
Start: Bergstation Zirmbahn
Ende: Bergkastel Bergstation
Spazierweg
Zur Schöpfwarte/Innblick
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183m | 1.5h | 4.4km
Start: Feuerwehrhalle Nauders/Lochmühle
Ende: Schlosswiese
Spazierweg
Kapelle Maria Schnee
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90m | 0.5h | 1.7km
Start: Tscheylücke Pfunds
Ende: Kapelle Maria Schnee
Spazierweg
Wanderung zur Fendler Alm
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109m | 1.54km
Start: Bergstation Sattelboden
Ende: Fendler Alm
Spazierweg
Rundwanderung Obertiatsch
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283m | 2.5h | 4.5km
Start: Gemeindeamt Kaunerberg
Ende: Gemeindeamt Kaunerbeg

Multi-pitch routes

High alpine in parts, the multi-pitch routes in the Tyrolean Oberland are only for real mountain enthusiasts! There are a total of 20 routes across the Ötztal Alps crossing granite and gneiss. Ready for a variety of climbing experiences? These three tours are especially popular in the Kaunertal:

  • Madatsch Towers: "A Summer Dream for Thomas" (seven pitches), "The Aunt on the Edge" (eleven pitches), and "West Side Story" (seven pitches), all with difficulty levels between 3a to 5c
  • Schweikert: "Wiesa-Jaggl" (12 pitches) with difficulty levels between 3a to 6a+, ascent from Verpeilalm in half an hour; 10 express loops and at least 50 yards of double rope required
  • Schweikert over the Gsallgratl: less demanding and newly upgraded in difficulty levels 3 and 4, but with a high alpine character


And after a day spent mountaineering or climbing? Enjoy incomparable Tyrolean mountain cuisine at one of the traditional huts and cottages!

Multi pitch tours in the region

Themenweg
Kaunerberger Wasserweg
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935m | 6h | 15.2km
Start: Gemeindeamt Kaunerberg
Bouldern
Bouldergebiet Höll
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Themenweg
Kaunerberger Hangkanal & Gallruthstollen - "Wasserweg"
Zu den weiteren Infos
750m | 5h | 12km
Start: Bushaltestelle Kaunerberg
Ende: Platz im Kaunertal
Themenweg
Badsteig | Wichtelwald
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46m | 1h | 3.6km
Start: Infobüro Pfunds
Ende: Kajetansbrücke
Spazierweg
Zum Parditschhof
Zu den weiteren Infos
304m | 2h | 4.5km
Start: Pfarrkirche St. Valentin
Ende: Pfarrkirche St. Valentin
Spazierweg
Zirmwanderweg
Zu den weiteren Infos
2.3km
Start: Bergstation Zirmbahn
Ende: Bergkastel Bergstation
Spazierweg
Zur Schöpfwarte/Innblick
Zu den weiteren Infos
183m | 1.5h | 4.4km
Start: Feuerwehrhalle Nauders/Lochmühle
Ende: Schlosswiese