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Sport climbing in Ötztal on 600 routes

Ötztal is a worthwhile holiday destination both in winter and summer. It is 67km long and located in the middle of the Ötztal Alps. In Ötztal, you can find Tirol’s highest waterfall, Stuibenfall, and Austria’s second highest mountain, the Wildspitze (3.772m). Ötztal is well known for its beautiful and versatile possibilities for climbing. Both families with kids and seasoned climbers will find suitable climbs in Ötztal. If you don’t want to go climbing, you can go rafting, canyoning, kayaking, canoeing or visit the Aqua Dome thermal bath in Längenfeld or the Piburger See lake close to Oetz.

4 recommendations for climbing gardens in Ötztal

You really have the agony of choice when going route climbing in Ötztal – there are alltogether 600 routes in different difficulty levels. Here are four tips for climbing gardens for ambitious climbers.

  • Tumpen/Engelswand climbing garden:The Engelswand wall in Tumpen (Engelswand) is perfect for sport climbing in all difficulties. It is one of the most family-friendly climbing gardens in Tirol! The access hike only takes a few minutes. It has its own parking lot, a big field at the foot of the wall and many routes which guarantee a unique climbing experience.
  • Längenfeld/Nößlach climbing garden:The Nößlach climbing garden close to Längenfeld offers great rock quality and fantastic climbing. The type of rock is granite. The wall is in the shade and you can also do multi pitches there.
  • Oetz climbing garden: While the climbing garden in Ötz provides many easy routes in the left and the very right side of the climbing garden, there is also an overhanging wall in the middle sector with several hard routes. The area is also ideal for beginners and families!
  • Längenfeld/Oberried climbing garden:One highly recommended family-friendly climbing garden is Oberried, close to Längenfeld, which has both picnic areas and toilets. Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes for your kids – the nearby creek is perfect for playing in the water.
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