As well as spectacular adventures in its majestic mountains, Tirol also offers climbing enthusiasts the chance to scale the heights indoors in the region’s many climbing and bouldering centres. These are the ideal place for both beginners and experienced climbers to work on their technique and stay fit throughout the year, whatever the weather.
From small bouldering walls in mountain huts to the brand new Kletterzentrum Innsbruck: Tirol has a wide range of indoor climbing centres. Most have a separate area for bouldering, while some – such as the Bergstation climbing centre in Telfs – have even specialised in this discipline. One major advantage of indoor climbing for beginners is that it provides a controlled environment in which they can learn the most important techniques and stay safe while having fun. We recommend that all beginners take a course with a qualified instructor in order to avoid injuries. Many centres will not let beginners climb if they have not already taken such a course.
Experienced climbers also use indoor climbing centres to stay fit over the winter, to work on their technique and to climb on rainy days. After all, that is one of the main attractions of indoor climbing: whatever the weather outside, conditions indoors are always the same. There is just one thing that does change regularly – and that’s the climbing routes themselves! These are changed at regular intervals to keep things interesting and create new challenges.