Ice climbing in Tannheim Valley – a frosty winter’s tale Wintermärchen
Tannheim Valley is known for its beautiful peaks such as Gimpel, Hochwiesler and Rote Flüh. This area is home to routes of all difficulties and beautiful via ferratas. Tannheim Valley offers several sport climbing routes, multi pitches, two waterfalls for ice climbing and a high rope garden. The 200m high Southern walls were established around 1900. Although most of these old routes are well maintained, there are many alpine routes in Tannheim Valley. The valley is very versatile and has a lot to offer: Besides rock climbing, you can do all different kind of sports such as hiking, mountain biking, cycling. You can also simply enjoy your time outside in nature.
2 outstanding ice falls in Tannheim Valley
- Blässefall ice fall:The popular Blässefall ice fall is often underestimated. The first 80m of the 250m high ice fall are relatively flat (60 degrees). Afterwards it becomes steeper. The first pitch requests confident mixed climbing. You have to be experienced in placing your protection. Otherwise the ice climbing is very beautiful and relatively easy. The Blässefall ice fall is one main highlight of the Tannheim Valley. Afterwards you can regain strength in the Vilsalpsee restaurant.
- Engefall ice fall: There are two ice falls in this area – both ideal for beginners and with a short access hike. The right ice fall is 60 to 80m high, the left one 80 to 100m. For the descent, you have to abseil on trees for which a double rope (50m x 2) is recommended. You can stop for refreshments at the Achtalklause and the „s’Um und Auf“ restaurant.