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Rock Climbing in Austria

Crisp crags and looming limestone walls lie at the heart of the winter Alps

The terrain of Austria is punctuated with wild rugged peaks of the Alps cloaked in snow. The quality rock, magnificent scenery, and frosty feel form the ideal cocktail for world-class ice climbing. Visit in the winter months for quality ice climbing conditions.

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What people are saying about these trips

Deize Nickless


September, 2020

Wilder Kaiser 1+ day guided rock climbing

Mathaise was awesome. We had a great time!

Evan Wayton


August, 2019

Multi-pitch sport climbing 3-day trip around Hallerangerhaus, Karwendel

Bernd went above and beyond on this trip, working with us and finding the best places to teach us multi-pitch climbing. He watched the weather to find the best locations for the given weather. He is an excellent mountaineer and taught us so much.

James 0


August, 2018

1+ day Personalized rock climbing around Innsbruck, Austria

We booked Bernd to organise a day of top rope and lead climbing for our family who climb regularly indoors but are novices outdoors. Bernd asked the right questions and selected a perfect area for us to climb with a large number of routes of differing grades. Bernd gave us the right amount of instruction and guidance - we are already planning our next trip to Austria and will be repeat customers.



April, 2017

Wilder Kaiser 1+ day guided rock climbing

My two days of rock climbing with Mathias were amazing! I am not a very good rock climber, but Mathias was very patient, always super helpful and encouraged me to get better and better. He took me to great spots for climbing routes that were doable but not easy for me and I felt very safe at every moment. He is also just a super nice and patient guy and I would go climbing with him again anytime!



September, 2016

Wilder Kaiser 1+ day guided rock climbing

I would like to drop a note saying how amazing of a time I had climbing with Mathias. Coming from the United States all I asked was for a true Austrian Alps climbing experience. The first day we spent multi-pitch sport climbing up to grade UIAA 6+. Such and amazing day on bullet proof limestone.  The second day I got to experience alpine climbing that started with a two hour hike up a hanging glaciated valley to one of the classic routes.  I highly recommend arranging a climbing trip with Mathias. I will guarantee you will be exhausted at the end of each day with a huge smile on your face.  It was truly an experience of a life time and next time I am in Austria I will be booking another adventure with this group.


There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Austria

Dominated by the Alps, Austria is home to some wonderful climbing spots. When the weather dips and the water freezes, the landscape transforms. There are glacial walls, ice sheets and frozen falls. Whether it’s the western state Tyrol, the south-eastern state of Styria or the southernmost state of Carinthia, the wintry wonderland offers incredible opportunities to climb.


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Best time to visit

Visit in the winter months for quality ice climbing conditions

What's the weather like?

The Alps dominate much of the country, and so an alpine climate covers large and varied areas. The winter months are colder in the mountainous regions compared with the lowlands. And snow blankets the mountainside from around November to April

More info about Rock Climbing in Austria:

The landlocked country of Austria lies in central Europe and is part of the European Union. It is bordered by Italy and Slovenia to the south, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, Germany and Czech Republic to the north, and Hungary and Slovakia to the east. Mountains largely dominate the territory within its borders, which is host to parts of the Central Eastern Alps, Northern Limestone Alps, and the Southern Limestone Alps


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