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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • 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!


Meeting point

The 'Birgkar' parking lot.


Equipment you will need to bring