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Ice Climbing in the Salzburger Saalachtal

Ice Arena Diesbach / Hohlwegen: the Top Spot for Ice Profis

According to the motto „The next ice age will certainly come,“ Mother Nature reveals her beauty at temperatures of minus 13 degrees in the Salzburger Saalachtal. Experienced ice climbers know that every ice screw and every step in the dangerous icefall must be secure.  It is not for nothing that ice climbing is known as the absolute supreme discipline in mountain sport.


The  Ice Arena  Diesbach / Hohlwegen is the Ice Mecca in the Salzburger Saalachtal.  It lies directly on the B311  between Weißbach and Saalfelden. Currently not all icicles and mixed lines have been exploited.

  • Altitude:  600m, directly in the valley basin
  • Height of the Icefall: up to 100 m
  • Number of Routes: 15
  • Difficulty:  WI 5- to WI 5+ M8+

Nearby there are fantastic opportunities to climb longer icefalls: 

  • Kas’marie WI 4+, 300m
  • Fronaufall WI 4, 100m

Crazy about ice-climbing?

 You'll need steady nerves if you want to climb a frozen waterfall in winter. Ice-climbing courses as well as taster courses can be booked directly with Markus Hirnböck in the Alpinskischule.



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