Austria: Climbers' village
Weißbach Climbing in the Saalachtal - Climbers´ village
Weißbach is a small mountain village, nestled between the Steinerne Meer and the Leoganger Steinberge in Salzburg´s Saalachtal. In recent years, Weißbach has developed as a Mecca on the climbing scene with many climbing spots and about 800 climbing routes. Climbers will find everything from simple exercise climbing, crisp sport climbing and alpine climbing up to experience in multi-pitch climbing. Therefore there is an ideal backdrop and challenge for every climber: beginners, leisure climbers or finger hole specialists.
The climbing areas are within easy reach of the village. Right in the centre you will find the climbing rock "The Platt'n", with short and easy ascent climbing routes, as well as the "Small Verdon" and "Big Verdon, which offer climbing routes in the upper range of difficulty.
You can reach them:
- by bicycle
- by a short hike
- by car
- with the "AlmErlebnisBus" that runs from Weißach to Hintersee/Ramsau. From the bus stops, other climbing areas are easily accessible.
Climbing holiday in Weißbach
Similarly, several climbing areas along the climbing route between Weißbach to Saalfelden are to be found. For climbers who arrive by car, there is a special parking lot at the bridge to the gravel pit. Above the village of Weißbach you find a true paradise for worshippers of the rocks. The new sport of "bouldering" has invaded Weißbach, and the Ferienwiese (holiday meadow) of the PES has ideal boulders on hand. The new climbing route "The White Chamois" (C / D) makes the hearts of climbing enthusiasts race. It leads from behind the guesthouse Frohnwies up to Brechtl Farm. For purchasing your equipment several very well-stocked sport shops in Saalfelden and Zell am See are at your disposal.. For rainy days the climbing gym in the fire station offers an alternative, but you can also use the recreational facilities of the region Saalachtal Salzburg. The supermarket/bakery Auvogl in the center of the village offers everything for self-catering and camping. There is also a cozy café with homemade cakes and snacks. In the restaurants of the resort climbers may end their day in comfort with regional specialties or dishes in traditional homecooking style. For recuperation days or outings with the family the adjacent communities together with Weißbach offer a well-rounded holiday program:
- Hiking in the beautiful natural park of Weißbach with numerous quaint mountain huts
- Natural swimming area Vorderkaser with Vorderkaserklamm and the Orchid Adventure Trail
- Canoeing, rafting, canyoning, etc. with Motion Center and Base Camp
- Swimming in Lofer and Unken
The ideal conditions for climbing are in the period from May to September.
Ice-climbing in Saalach Valley
However, in our region there are very many related activities and in winter, too. There are several possibilities for ice-climbing, beautiful trails for hikers with superb slopes and in the neighourhood provides you will find some of the finest ski and snowboard areas. If you, too, are excited about the climbing in Salzburg Saalachtal in the Salzburg Alps, send us an enquiry right now for a climbing holiday in Nature Park Weißbach in the province of Salzburg. For more information about the individual climbing areas and routes in the province of Salzburg see
- Rock Climbing Guide Projects
Publisher Salzburg print ISBN: 3-9501992-0-9