Sport climbing in Pitztal is increasingly popular. Due to the introduction of quality standards by “Climbers Paradise”, a regional climbing association with more than 15 member regions, all climbing parks are in excellent condition. Pitztal is an ideal holiday destination for experienced climbers and sport climbing newcomers alike. The climbing parks “Richis´Wall” (Stillebach), “Gletscherstube” (Mittelberg) and “Kletterpark Hochzeiger” (Jerzens) are great for families. Climbing pros will find their match in the routes of “Klettergarten Hexenkessel” that can be accessed after a 30 minutes climb in the direction of the catered mountain hut “Rüsselsheimer Hütte”. There are also quite a few difficult routes in the "Unterwelt" climbing park. The access (approx. 5 minutes from the first parking possibility) and the shady location (also suitable on hot summer days) are an absolute plus point of this climbing park.
Sport climbing in Pitztal
climb rock faces...
wearing a helmet. Equipment can be rented at the Kaunergrat hut (please register). The wall is also crossed by a
short practice climbing path with 80 m height, difficulty level A,B,C.
A small and nice climbing area with short distances between the hooks. The fourteen routes differing from 4b up to 6c are ideal for half-day trips. After the climb, there is the possibility to enjoy the rest of the day at the small swimming pond in Stillebach. The climbing garden was built by mountain guide Alfred Dworak
The family-friendly climbing garden in the Pitz valley at Mittelberg in suitable for all climbers who want to enjoy the stunning view towards Tyrol's highest glacier. The nearby Gletscherstube offers local delicacies.
The climbing grade is, at least up to difficulty level 7a, very hard!
The protection is good. However, only the new routes are equipped with standard conformant material. The stands are all equipped with carabiners. The route names are written at the entry points.
Commentary of the major developer Patric Rupprich:
"Exactly what I have been looking for for a long time, shady and cool, short ascent and very effective climbing. No long "walk in the park", but from the very start, you need to hold on. Today there exist 54 routes (including variants) and further routes will surely be added in the future".