The area around the Dolomitenhütte hut in the Lienz Dolomites is a paradise for advanced and expert climbers, with an incredible 116 climbing routes waiting to be explored. Rated between 5 and 8 on the Austrian difficulty scale, these pitches are generally accessible from April until October, though - due to the high altitude at 1,600 metres above sea level - some routes have residual snow until late spring. "Another Play in Paradise" is a challenging climb on compact, grey rock. Towards the top of the pitch there is a section of limestone, a rock type typically found in high alpine terrain.
"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."
Number of routes
Difficulty rating 5
Difficulty rating 6
Difficulty rating 7
Difficulty rating 8
Total number of routes 116
Type of rock
North, South, West
Best time of year
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Climbing route "Another Play in Paradise"
Difficulty rating (French)
Route number in topo
Route established by
Gerry Unterassinger (1990)
Travelling from Lienz towards Lavant, there is a road on the right-hand side a few hundred metres after the houses. Take this road towards "Kreithof/Dolomitenhütte" and follow it for around 3 kilometres until you reach a toll booth. Pass the toll booth and continue all the way to the car park at the end of the toll road.
In order to access the section known as "Paradies", walk back along the road as far as the barrier, follow follow the curve and then turn right onto a small path leading to the rockface.
The pitch "Another Day in Paradise" is located in a sector known as "Paradies". It offers wonderfully consistent climbing on a face which becomes more and more exposed the closer you get to the top. After a challenging lower section there is an easier part where climbers can rest. The upper section has several challenging sections, but the route is very well secured and the gaps between the anchors drilled into the rockface are relatively small.