The Kufsteinerland region offers some of the best sport climbing in Tirol. It has a long and proud history of rock climbing thanks to its wide variety of routes catering for all abilities and its practical location on the northern edge of the Alps.
Visitors will find plenty of climbing areas with pitches rated from easy to very challenging. Children will feel at home in the family-friendly Sebi climbing area, while there are also two indoor climbing centres for rainy days. Don't forget to visit the "climbing sculpture" on the banks of the Inn river. Advanced and expert climbers will find an almost countless number of difficulty routes to push them to their limits.
Sport climbing in Kufsteinerland
Beginners should head to the Multerkarwand (1,440m) near Scheffau, which has routes graded from 3a to 7a as well as a number of multi-pitch routes. Advanced climbers will enjoy the Geisterschmiedwand, where climbing pioneers such as Hans Dülfer and Gerhard Hörhager wrote climbing history. The climbing area's 50 routes include some of the most difficult in Austria.
Climbing sculpture in Kufsteinerland
Just to the south of the town of Kufstein itself there is an eye-catching 20-metre-high sculpture which can be climbed. It is located next to the power station on the banks of the river and has been designed to embody the symbiosis between the Kaiser Mountains and the awesome power of water. The sculpture offers a total climbing area of 569m² with 40 routes rated 5 to 9. There is also a separate boulder area and a children's climbing wall. The "climbing sculpture" is open to the public free of charge.