A cool experience: ice climbing in the Tirolean Oberland

Nauders in Kaunertal is close to the Swiss and Italian border. There are many possibilities for climbing - also for beginners and families. There are several small climbing gardens with easy climbs and an alpine flair. The type of rock is granite. Oberland also offers a lot of potential for experienced climbers. You can go sport climbing and ice climbing, do multi pitches and via ferratas, visit a forest rope park and four family-friendly climbing gardens.

4 spectacular ice climbing routes

Because of its altitude, there are many waterfalls in Kaunertal and in the Tirolean Oberland which are inviting for ice climbing in winter. Due to its length, the routes are throughout challenging. We present the four most spectacular ice climbing routes in the Tirolean Oberland.

  • Steinbruch ice fall:The 220m high Steinbruch waterfall can be reached within a 10 minute hike. The difficulty grade of the climbing is WI 6. A worthwhile challenge for ambitious ice climbers!
  • Angst vor Lust ice fall – Kaunertal: The “Angst vor Lust” ice fall provides a challenging climb on free hanging icicles. It is 130m high and graded between 3 and 6 on the grading scale. The route is particularly mentally demanding. The first ascent was done without bolts.
  • Der gelbe Fluss – Kaunertal: The “Der gelbe Fluss” ice fall is relatively short with its 100m. It’s graded WI 5 and very demanding.
  • Der Zwirn – Kaunertal: The 160m hight “Der Zwirn” ice fall provides a challenging climbing in the difficulty grade WI 6. The descent is made by abseiling on ice bottlenecks or bolts.
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