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3-day Alpine rock climbing course for beginners in the Dachstein, near Salzburg

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3-day Alpine rock climbing course for beginners in the Dachstein, near Salzburg

The mighty Dachstein, near Salzburg in Austria, is a European rock climbing mecca due to its towering and majestic limestone rock faces and abundance of available climbs, and IFMGA-certified guide Patrick will lead you on this 3-day rock climbing course where you will learn the best techniques to improve your climbing.



3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Open to everyone

First Time


  • Learn to rock climb in the awesome setting of the Dachstein, Austria
  • Learn about different rock climbing techniques to improve your confidence
  • Admire the epic views out over the Austrian alpine scenery below
  • Try the different climbs available on the massive glaciers and limestone walls


If you join me on this 3-day rock climbing course in the Dachstein, near Salzburg, I will help teach you all the necessary techniques and measures needed to improve your rock climbing confidence and skills, as we climb on the masses of truly awesome limestone rock faces and take the time to admire the absolutely epic Austrian countryside and scenery below.

The Dachstein is the highest point of the Dachstein massif, located approximately 80km from the Austrian city of Salzburg and known for its abundance of humongous glaciers and massive limestone rock faces. The 5-mile long southface of the Dachstein is one of the most popular rock climbing locations in Europe.

Our course begins on the first morning, and over the course of the 3 days you will be learning all there is to know about the best rock climbing skills and techniques, ranging from knots, rope techniques and assurance techniques, to alpine safety and danger, as well as abseiling.

The vast tracts of limestone walls offer climbing routes of all levels of ability, from beginner through to expert, allowing us to put our learning’s in to practice on in whatever setting you feel comfortable with.

The 3 main climbing areas are the East Ridge, the West Ridge and the Northeast Wall, with each providing spectacular and sweeping views out over the tranquil and traditional Austrian alpine scenery of tree-lined forests, pretty lakes and cute villages below.

After 3 days of magnificent climbing and learning, we finish our course, hopefully having massively improved your rock climbing ability and gotten you hooked on this highly addictive activity!

Learn more about rock climbing in a truly special and spectacular Austrian location – book now to experience the thrill!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price is per person. Minimum group size is 2 and maximum group size is 4.


Day 1 to 3: Meet, rock climb, finish

Meet every morning, head to rock climbing spots, rock climb all day, finish.



More info

Course Content: - Knots - Material science - Rope techniques - Assurance techniques - Climbing techniques - Use of mobile safety means - Rope flow - Abseiling - Alpine dangers - Mountain Techniques

Meeting point

Salzburg, Austria

About the guide

Im 38 years old and I'm an IFMGA mountain guide based in Schladming(-Dachstein) one of the most beautiful holiday region here in Austria.

I prefer winter-time cause I like skitouring and telemark-touring most. Avalanche courses and skitouring courses for beginners will be offered in winter.
In summer time i like sport-climbing and alpine-climbing in the Dachstein area. I also like just to "hike" around in the Glockner area and the Schobergroup.

Im in contact with other guides in the region, so if im busy, you can be sure to be guided by an expert guide.

So, see you soon in the Dachstein area!


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