No matter which direction you come from, you can't miss them and you certainly can't overlook them. The Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge have something magical about them. They attract everyone's attention, force you to stop and look and awaken the desire to approach their craggy rocks and bare faces, not just in dyed-in-the-wool mountain and climbing fans. Even for mountain sport beginners, it's childplay to make a start in the “vertical game“. The tourist offices around the Steinberge have developed a comprehensive offer for the whole family over a number a years.
The Tyroler Pillerseetal in the Kitzbühel Alps, the Salzburger Saalachtal and Saalfelden Leogang in Pinzgau surround the Steinberge. For these three tourist regions, the two prominent rock massifs of the Northern Limestone Alps are the heart and soul of their holiday attractions, which are designed not just for ambitious climbing fans and the wild young ones, but also for the whole family. Fun on the rockface begins with playful scrambling and ends on more than 1000 sport climbing routes of all difficulties, right up to grade 11 on the international scale.
The desire to climb up and over something is innate in children. The colourful grips in the climbing and bouldering halls support this instinct. The mats cushion any falls so children can experience new movements and sensations. Children's climbing in the Steinberge guarantees a lot of fun and variety. Whether on the slackline, on the high or low ropes course, on boulders, children's practice rock walls or in the hall – it certainly won't be boring, outdoors or in.
While young people love to brave their first attempts on a rope in one of the 5 climbing halls in the region or cautiously tackle the vertical up to jumping-off height in the bouldering areas , for many adults the introduction to climbing begins on via ferratas. Equipped with a via ferrata kit, helmet and gloves – which are available to hire in all mountain sport schools, climbing halls and shops in the region – the via ferrata takes you over ridges and rockfaces, secured with steel cables and iron hand- and footholds. The Steinberge offer an amazing mountain experience to sporty mountain lovers with a head for heights on 12 via ferratas from easy to extremely steep.
Naturally, no one is left alone with their climbing ambitions in the Steinberge. The qualified sport climbing instructors and mountain guides are by your side for all your plans on rock; they explain the equipment; demonstrate techniques and professionally guide you over new terrain. Restaurants and hotels are also committed to climbing. Packages for various mountain adventures are available in climbing friendly accommodation.