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Multi pitch climbing in Tannheim Valley – old classics in one of the most beautiful climbing areas

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.

Our 3 top tips for multi pitch climbing in Tannheim Valley

  • Rote Flüh: The Eastern ridge is popular among climbers – also in winter. There are several routes and their variations which may sometimes cause some confusion. However, the Rote Flüh mountain (2.108 m) is a worthwhile goal, particularly in mid-summer. There are several multi pitch routes such as Schafhöfle, Rote Flüh Southern wall, Hochwiesler Southern wall or Hochwiesler Eastern wall.
  • Gimpel: The 18 routes on the Gimpel mountain (2.173 m) are very popular for multi pitching. Even though there is a lot of traffic, the mountain is a worthwhile goal. The routes are easy to reach and mostly well secured and the panorama view is stunning.
  • Gimpel South-Eastern buttress: The multi pitch routes „Wirklich oben bist du nie“ and „Kuschelrock“ lead across the South-Eastern buttress of the Gimpel mountain. The route „Wirklich oben bist du nie“ is the one furthest in the East. It is graded between 6 and 6+, partly even 5. The rock is very stable. The route is 160m long and well equipped with bolts. It is considered as one of the most beautiful routes in Tannheim Valley. The route „Kuschelrock“ is located left of  „Wirklich oben bist du nie“ and graded between 5c and 7b.
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