Sport climbers, Via Ferrata climbers and boulderers have one thing in common: passion for nature and the mountains. They always have the rockface firmly under control, their eyes raised up and their minds free for unique adventures.
There are opportunities for sport climbing of all difficulty levels in abundance in the Salzburger Saalachtal. There are routes in the Mountain Climbers' village of Weißbach which are ideal for beginners and families. There are more than 70 routes from 4c to 6b+ in the „Kinderklettergarten“ above Weißbach, on the „Platte“ directly in the village centre or in the „Oberen und Unteren Wunderland“ . And all of these are less than 100 metres apart as the crow flies. In Weißbach alone there are over 700 sport climbing routes. In bad weather, the climbing hall in the nearby fire station offers an alternative. In addition, a trio of
via ferratas, the „Drei Gämse“ are found nearby.
On the „Hüttenwand“ and the „Blaue Wand“ in the
Loferer Steinberge there are many sport and pleasure climbing routes. The longest alpine climb, „Ende Nie“, (Never Ending), is also found here which leads up to the Breithorn. The „Ende Nie“ with its 38 pitches of grade 7 requires good fitness and a well-coordinated, practised rope team. Via Ferrata lovers can conquer the „Wilder Hund“ and „Nackter Hund“ to reach the Mitterhorn, one of the highest peaks in the Loferer Steinberge. From the summit you can see the main ridge of the Hohe Tauern and the Berchtesgadener Mountains.
The Dietrichshorn is a real little gem in the Salzburger Saalachtal. 30 routes up to grade 9 await sport climbers who can reach Dietrichshorn on foot from the Loferer Alm or with the mountain bike from Unken. The rock is rough and forceful, always slightly over-hanging and the views are simply unique.
The limestone massif of the Reiter Alp has been a mecca for climbers for decades. Even the Huber-Boys have undertaken adventurous moves on the rockfaces of the Reiter Steinberge. In this way, the Alpawand with up to 250 metres of ascent, has developed into an eldorado for alpine climbers. Routes such as „Earth on Heaven (7+)“, „Der fliegende Holländer (7-)“ or „Alpatraum (9-)“ demand airy slab-climbing on eroded limestone and some roof passages.
Boulder Hotspot Salzburger Saalachtal
It isn't just high up in the mountains that top class climbs can be found, a
bouldering scene has developed in the entire valley basin