Ice climbing in Tirol , © Tirol Werbung / Haindl Ramon
Ice climbing in Tirol , © Tirol Werbung / Haindl Ramon

Ice Climbing in Tirol

Climb frozen water at one of Tirol’s icefalls or scale the slick walls of a glacier with ice pick and crampons. Tirol offers ideal conditions for ice climbing in winter.

Frozen waterfalls, ice sheets, glacier walls – ice climbing in Tirol is a magical experience in winter. However, it is also one of the most challenging climbing disciplines are requires both strength and technique. Beginners should book a lesson with an experienced instructor in order to learn how to use all the different pieces of equipment such as ice picks and ice bolts.

Climbers' Paradise Tirol, a platform bringing together the best climbing areas in Tirol, offers plenty of great spots for ice climbing. The Pitztal Valley, for example, has no fewer than 45 routes, while the Kaunertal Valley is known as a hotspot for experienced ice climbers. Throughout the rest of Tirol there are also plenty of ice options for all abilities, including easy climbs for beginners.

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