Rock climbing on the Dientnerweg (Hochkönig’s south face), from Birgkar

Join Daniel, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for an incredibly scenic but challenging day of climbing to the summit of the Dientnerweg via the Hochkönig south face, near Salzburg, Austria.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Combine rock climbing and hiking for a great day out of doors.

  • Take advantage of climbing on excellent quality limestone.

  • Enjoy Austria's stunning scenery.


Sitting just an hour south of Salzburg, the Hochkönig south face of the Dientnerweg is a fun and challenging way to spend the day rock climbing in this beautiful part of Austria!

Starting early in the morning from the Birgkar parking lot, we will make the fairly easy approach, hiking for 2.5 hours until we reach the base of the limestone massif. There will be parts that require a bit of scrambling along the way.

From here, we will follow the climb ramp system, which is located in the center of this impressive rock face, all the way to the top of Hochkönig, which is mostly rated as UIAA 4+, with a possible exit variation rated at UIAA 6.

After seven to eight hours of this climbing, we will reach the summit, where we can spend a bit of time enjoying the spectacular views before hiking back down to the parking lot.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this gorgeous, challenging and fun day of rock climbing to the top of the Dientnerweg via the Hochkönig’s south face!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my 1-day rock climbing expedition to the top of the Dachstein’s Southface, also near Salzburg!

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Price per person

Group of 1
500 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

The 'Birgkar' parking lot.


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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