To the Climbingoffer
No other valley in Tirol offers as many beautiful climbing areas and via ferratas next to eachother as Ötztal. The type of rock is granite. There are more than 600 routes in different climbing gardens in all difficulties for climbers of all levels. In the early 80s, Reinhard Schiestl opened up the first sport climbing route in the 9th grade.
Both families with kids and seasoned climbers will find suitable routes. As there are too many climbing gardens, via ferratas and other outdoor aktivities to list them all, we recommend printing the topo of your preferred area already at home before you leave. Have fun climbing in Ötztal!
● Tirol’s highest waterfall, Stuibenfall, is located in Umhausen and is 159m high.
● Austria’s second highest mountain (3.772m), Wildspitze, is also located in Ötztal - a must do for all climbing enthusiasts.
● For people who love water, the lake Piburgersee close to Ötz is highly recommendable. With 23 degrees in summer, it is one of Tirol’s warmest lakes for bathing.