Oberried climbing area in the Ötztal Valley, © Hans Herbig / Tirol Werbung
Oberried climbing area in the Ötztal Valley, © Hans Herbig / Tirol Werbung

Rock Climbing for Kids

Rushing rivers, enchanted forests and meadows in bloom - Tirol's nature is just amazing. One of the best ways to experience it at first hand is rock climbing, an ideal activity for children. Many of the region's climbing areas offer courses for youngsters combining fun and games with the basics of rock climbing. Click on the link below to find out more about Tirol's family-friendly climbing areas.

Top Family-Friendly Climbing Spots in Tirol

The Oberried climbing area near Längenfeld, © Tirol Werbung/Robert Pupeter
Klettergarten Oberried in the Ötztal Valley

The climbing area in Oberried lies at the western end of the Ötztal Valley near the village of Längenfeld. It offers a total of 142 pitches rated between 3 and 9 catering for climbers of all abilities.

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Bouldering in Ritzenried in the Pitztal Valley, © TVB Pitztal
Klettergarten Mittelberg-Gletscherstube in the Pitztal Valley

Families can look forward to 47 routes rated 2 to 9 (easy to advanced) at this climbing area near the end of the Pitztal Valley. The area, which can be reached in just 20 minutes on foot, offers fine views of the Pitztal Glacier, the highest glacier in Tirol.

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Bouldering with children in the Silvapark-Galtür, © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl/Stefan Kürzi
Bouldergebiet Silvapark Galtür

Situated at the foot of the Ballunspitze mountain, the Silvapark Galtür is a huge bouldering area with around 175 different boulder problems to explore. There is even a separate children's bouldering area where youngsters can try out this fun sport.

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Walchenbach rock climbing area in Imst

This easily accessible climbing area is excellent for families with children thanks to its safe and easy routes (graded 3-8). A sunny location means warm conditions even on cool days. There is a picnic area nearby.

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Klettergarten Mauritzalm by Lake Achensee

The Klettergarten Mauritzalm is a climbing area near Lake Achensee. It has four easy climbs (graded 3) for children, beginners and families. Each is relatively short at just 10 metres. Near the Maurizenalm hut is an area for practising rope skills.

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The "Botanischer Garten" climbing area in Nassereith, © Imst Tourismus
Klettergarten Botanischer Garten in Nassereith near Imst

With 17 climbing routes rated between 3 and 4 on the Austrian difficulty scale, the "Botanischer Garten" climbing area in Nassereith is ideal for families with children. It is just a 10-minute walk from the car park to the climbing area.

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Klettergarten Arzbergklamm in Telfs near Innsbruck

The Arzbergklamm climbing area near Innsbruck has 72 climbing routes rated between 3 and 7. The climbing area itself is located at the foot of the Hohe Munde, one of the most iconic mountains in Tirol. Despite its proximity to both Innsbruck and the town of Telfs, there are usually not too many people here.

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The Wiesensee climbing area in the Pillerseetal Valley, © Alpenverein Hochfilzen
Klettergarten Wiesensee in the Pillerseetal Valley

It is just a three-minute walk to this picturesque climbing area between the villages of St. Ulrich am Pillersee and Hochfilzen. The area has 25 climbs graded between 3 and 8, making it ideal for children and beginners.

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Climbing in the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, © Roland Mühlanger
Ellmauer Kaiserklettergarten in the Wilder Kaiser Mountains

Up to 15 metres in height, the rocks at the "Murmeltier- und Gamsfelsen" climbing areas offer 16 different pitches. They are located near the Gaudeamushütte hut and are ideal for beginners and children. Most of the climbs are rated between 3 and 6b+.

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Mötz rock climbing area

This easy-to-access rock climbing area in the Upper Inn Valley has 20 routes graded between 3 and 6c+, making it ideal for families and beginners. As most of the area is in the forest, things stay nice and cool even on hot days.

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Family-Friendly Climbing Activities in Tirol

  • Rock climbing near Lake Achensee

Ready, steady, go! The new Achenseehof climbing area close to the shores of Lake Achensee has an 18-metre-high rockface with great routes and fine views of the lake below. Climbing instructors and guides are available.

When: Every Tuesday from 04 July until 2 September 2022
Who: Aimed at youngsters aged 10 – 16 years
Meeting point: 10:00 Uhr at the Achenseehof climbing area, Achenkirch.
Duration: Around 4 hours
Cost: €35 (equipment included)
Registration: Please register by 17:00 the day before by visiting the Achensee Erlebnisshop, calling +43 5 953000 or sending an e-mail to info@achensee.com.
Info: Please bring waterproof clothing and a warm jacket as well as a packed lunch. More information

  • Climbing for children and families in Ellmau am Wilden Kaiser

This activity programme is perfect for children new to the sport of rock climbing. Youngsters aged 6–12 years are introduced to the most important techniques in a fun and relaxed way. Instructors also teach the children about dangers they should be aware of when in alpine terrain. A fun and educational day for all the family!          

When: Every Thursday from 7 July until 8 September 2022 as well as on 6 /13 /20 October 2022
Who: Aimed at children aged 6 - 12 years and their parents
Meeting point: 8:35 at the Wochenbrunner Alm hut
Duration: Around 7 hours
Cost: €6 per person (includes equipment such as helmet, harness, via ferrata set, etc.). Please pay the organiser on the day in cash.
Registration: Please register by 12:00 the day before by visiting www.wilderkaiser.info or contacting one of the tourist information offices in the Wilder Kaiser region.
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  • Rock climbing in Nauders
    Monday is climbing day! The fun begins at 10:00  for children between 4 and 10 years old with local mascot Nauderix. From 12:45 there is then a climbing session for children aged 10-16 years. And finally, from 16:00, families are invite to climb together in the climbing area near Nauders Castle.

    When: Every Monday in summer
    Who: Children and adults
    Family climbing cost: Adults €20, children €10. Holders of the local Summer Card can access the activity programme for children and teenager free of charge.
    Registration: Please register by 17:00 the day before by contacting the tourist information office in Nauders ( +43 50 225 400, office@nauders.com)
  • Rock climbing in Prutz
    Joined by an experienced mountain guide, families are invited to climb some of the routes at the Sauerbrunnquelle climbing area in Prutz.

    When: Every Tuesday afternoon
    Registration: Please register the day before by 16:30 by contacting the local tourist information office (+43 50 225 100, office@tiroler-oberland.com).
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  • Climbing for children in the Pitztal Valley
    Perfect for children new to the sport. Friendly guides will be happy to help youngsters learn the basics of climbing and bouldering.

    When: Every Wednesday from 13 July until 7 September and from 5  until 12 October 2022
    Who:Aimed at families
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