Rock climbing on the Dachstein’s Southface in Ramsau, near Salzburg

Join Daniel, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for a challenging and scenic 1-day rock climbing expedition up the Steinerweg route of the Southface of the massive Dachstein in Austria.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • Enjoy a diverse and stunning climb.

  • Conquer one of the most famous 'big walls' in the Eastern Alps.

  • Enjoy the Austria's stunning scenery.


Rising to 2.995 meters in elevation, the Dachstein casts an imposing shadow over the Austrian regions of Styria and Northern Styria!

Situated only 1.25 hours southwest of Salzburg by car, the 900-meter vertical limestone wall of the Dachstein Southface is a challenge that attracts thousands of intrepid rock climbers each year.

We will meet up first thing in the morning, either at the Dachstein Glacier main station or the Südwandhütte, depending on your preference. From here, we begin our approach by hiking for two hours toward the southface over relatively exposed terrain.

Once we have arrived at the base of the southface, we will begin out 6-hour long ascent up to the summit via the Steinerweg route. The climbing is rated as a UUIA VI+ and is quite long and strenuous, so you should be quite physically fit before booking this trip.

Along the way, we will mostly be climbing chimneys and cracks until we come to the 30-meter roof, which we must traverse to reach the summit.

However, the views from the top are well worth the challenges of getting there and we will descend via one of the more normal routes.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 1-day rock climbing ascent of the Dachstein’s Southface via the Steinerweg route in Ramsau, Austria, near Salzburg!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you also might enjoy my 7-day Haute Route ski tour traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt!

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Price per person

Group of 1
480 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Dachstein Glacier main station or the Südwandhütte, depending on your preference.


About the Guide


Born in the Austrian Alps, the connection to the mountains was there from early on. Started skiing as a 3 year old kid, bit later climbing and mountaineering stepped in my live. Skiing and climbing all over the Alps and abroad became a huge part of my life.

One of my favorite places in the Alps are the mountains around Chamonix and Zermatt. Since graduating as a fully-certified Mountain guide, I’ve been able to share my passion for skiing and climbing with my guests. When I’m not guiding I try to push my personal limits in climbing and mountaineering. Looking forward reaching summits together.



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What People are Saying about Daniel Toferer


very good guide, wonderful experience
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Marcelo Simonsen
Daniel made our two day guided ascent to the summit of Großglockner an incredible and unforgettable experience. Daniel provided us with quality gear and kept us well informed throughout the whole expedition in terms of the route, weather conditions and safety precautions. Daniel’s communication skills were fantastic and he spoke perfect English. We were very thankful that Daniel gave us a second attempt at the summit after having to turn back on our first attempt due to bad weather (Daniel’s judgement of the conditions was great and we had full confidence in his decision to turn back to ensure safety). The summit was absolutely amazing and we had a lot of fun and good laughs with Daniel. We hope we can book Daniel for another trip soon, Danke!!
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Tom McAuslan
Daniel guided us safely to Matterhorn summit via Hörnli Ridge. We visited Swiss and Italian summits and then headed back to Hörnli Hut. In very good conditions this whole trip took us just approx. 8 hours. Daniel is a very strong and skilled climber – he knows the route, gives good insight on how to climb each section and is continuously aware during short roping to prevent a possible slip. Just understand that Matterhorn climb is a very intense effort - there\'s not awfully lot of time for taking photos, admiring the views or relaxing during the climb.
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Anttu Ahlberg

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