The TirolWest region around the town of Landeck is small but offers plenty for climbing enthusiasts.
The TirolWest Region may only have three climbing areas, but these include one of the most popular in Tirol: the Affenhimmel climbing area in Starkenbach, with more than 300 climbing routes. Higher up in the Lechtal Alps there is another popular climbing area near the Steinseehütte hut. Here, in high-alpine surroundings, there are sport climbing routes for all abilities as well as multi-pitch routes and a via ferrata. Many of the climbing areas are close to the valley floor, making them easily accessible.
Sport climbing in the TirolWest region
The largest and most well-known of the three climbing areas is in Starkenbach and goes by the name "Affenhimmel". It offers more than 300 routes rated between 3 and 8 on the international scale, catering for everyone from beginners to experts – even in winter. Near the Steinseehütte hut there is also a wide variety of climbing on the 70m high rockface at the Steinkarpfeiler. The new Klettergarten Burschl is excellent for children.
Multi-pitch climbing routes in the TirolWest region
The region has five multi-pitch climbing routes. The most popular is the south-facing Burschlwand near Zams, which has many well-secured routes rated 6 and 7. There is more challenging climbing on the Dawinspitze, the smaller Hasliwand, the Simeleskopf and in the area around the Steinseehütte hut.
Via ferrata climbing routes in the TirolWest region
It takes just five minutes to walk from the village of Zams to the Galugg-Klettersteig via ferrata. It begins relatively gently (B), before getting steeper towards the top (C). Those with a little more time to spare can take on the Steinsee-Klettersteig via ferrata, which is around an hour's walk from the idyllic Steinseehütte hut at 2,000 metres above sea level. The via ferrata climbing routes in the beautiful limestone Lechtal Alps are suitable for children with experience of climbing.