Climbing area in Niederthai, © Alpsolut
Climbing area in Niederthai, © Alpsolut


Five spectacular routes for experienced rock climbers

To most people the terms '7b' and '8c' sound like classes at school, but for climbers this combination of numbers and letters is used to indicate the difficulty of a route. The beauty of the following five climbing routes is, however, better expressed in words and pictures.

Our team of judges has selected five Great Lines in Tirol, representing the huge diversity of rock climbing the region has to offer. The criteria used to choose the best of the best were nature, route and rock quality as well as the mental and physical challenge posed by the climb.

"Great route on a pitch which becomes more and more exposed the closer you get to the top. Steady, consistent climbing which makes you want more."

Markus Schwaiger, Austrian Alpine Club

"For me personally one of the best rock climbing routes in Tirol. A challenging, long pitch along an impressive vertical crack. Definitely a route that catches your eye!“

Barbara Zangerl, professional climber

"The route is logical and has a unique combination of smooth sections and small fingerholds."

Kilian Fischhuber, former pro climber & European boulder champion

"Located on the right-hand side of the 'Chinesische Mauer', this route offers spectacular views and is one of the most photogenic in the whole area."

Michael Meisl, photographer and publisher of the climbing guidebook "Tirol - Sportklettern in Nordtirol"

"My favourite climbing route in Nösslach. Beautiful white rock with a cool mixture of small and large holds, cracks and ledges. A real pleasure to climb."

Barbara Bacher, pro climber & member of the Austrian Climbing Team

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