The Climbers Paradise Tyrol is the ultimate climbing paradise with its over 130 sport climbing gardens, 80 via ferratas, 9 bouldering areas and countless multi-pitch routes. For the upcoming climbing autumn, we present you 5 perfect autumn climbing spots with routes in the sixth and seventh French degrees.
If Austria is considered a climbing country, that's right Tyrol probably the honor of the climbing federal state. 14 climbing regions with thousands of routes can be found from St. Anton am Arlberg via the Pitztal to the Steinberge. Today we are introducing you to 5 autumn spots where climbers in the sixth and seventh French degrees will really enjoy themselves.
Overview – 5 autumn climbing spots in grades 6a to 7a
- Grauwand, Achensee/Rofan
- Rote Wand, Karres near Imst
- Höttinger Quarry, Innsbruck
- Adolari climbing garden, Pillerseetal/Steinberge
- Sonnenplatte, Seefeld/Karwendel region
The Grauwand in the Rofan Mountains offers a colorful climbing experience high above Lake Achensee in autumn. The climbing garden at 2021 meters above sea level, which was completely renovated in 1600, can be easily reached with the Rofan cable car. The cable car is open until November 1st and it is quite a long walk to get there.
Rote Wand, Karres near Imst
You can climb the Rote Wand almost all year round because the rock dries fairly quickly. However, the southern exposure of the rock ledge and its location at 1000 meters above sea level make it the place to be, especially in the autumn months.
The Rote Wand offers everything you need for a day of climbing in the autumn months: southern exposure, short approaches and varied sectors. Photos: Florian Klingler
There are 119 routes spread across six sectors – names like Fairytale Forest are the name of the game here. The vast majority of lines check in at the sixth French degree.
Höttinger Quarry, Innsbruck
The former quarry near Hötting is a beautifully situated climbing rock high above Innsbruck, which has been used as a training area by many generations of climbers.
The Höttinger quarry is approx. 40 meters high and offers challenging and beautiful routes on ledges and holes. Of the 53 routes, eleven are in the fifth and seventh degrees and 31 are in the sixth degree.
Adolari climbing garden, Pillerseetal/Steinberge
Climbing has been going on in the Steinberge for a long time, in Adolari for example since the mid-840s. The south-east exposed walls are at a height of XNUMX meters and can be reached from the car park in a quarter of an hour.
The routes are between 6 and 30 meters long and will delight ambitious climbers more than beginners. In addition to 9 lines in the fourth and fifth degrees, the majority of the routes are in the sixth and seventh degrees.
Sonnenplatte, Seefeld/Karwendel region
Directly in front of the gate of the Karwendel, in Scharnitz, a completely new and impressive climbing garden was created in the immediate vicinity of the new Scharnitz bypass. As the name suggests, the sun plates face south and are therefore a first-class autumn climbing spot.
Heinz Zak, one of Austria's most famous extreme climbers, has renovated the old routes and brought them up to the latest safety standards. In addition, new routes have been set up, so that a total of 51 routes in the handy Wetterstein limestone and with moderate levels of difficulty (3rd - 7th degree) are now waiting, especially for beginners and families.
Freshly renovated by old master Heinz Zak himself, the Sonnenfelder are the perfect place to go for autumn climbing days with moderate levels of difficulty. Photos: Seefeld Region, Heinz Zak
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Credits: Cover photo Florian Klingler