Climbing in the Rofan and Karwendel mountains
The two mountain ranges Rofan and Karwendel have long become favourite spots with climbers, since the range on offer speaks for itself – from Alpine classics, to state-of-the-art via ferrata routes, there are countless opportunities for climbing around Achensee.
With around 250 sport climbing routes, eight via ferratas, numerous Alpine classics and a forest high rope course in Achenkirch, the Achensee holiday sets high standards in the sport of climbing.
Climbing in the Rofan
There is hardly any other mountain range in Tirol which offers more extremes than the Rofan mountains, which are embedded between the Wilder Kaiser and Achensee . The scenery changes form gentle, lush green meadows on the south side to rugged, up to 400-metre high north-facing cliff faces of the Rosskopf and the Seekarlspitze . Already legends such as Hermann Buhl made their first ascents on these cliff faces. The infrastructure has been considerably expanded in the last few years. Numerous sports climbing areas and the unique Achensee 5 Peak Via Ferrata, which runs over the five main peaks in the Rofan mountains, have been developed.
Climbing in the Karwendel
The Karwendel provides fantastic rocks in alpine surroundings. The climbing areas around the Lamsenspitze and the same named mountain hut are particularly popular. Anyone who wants to climb here will find countless difficult and moderate sports climbing routes. Some of the classic routes have been renovated. The Lamsenspitze (2508 m) can be climbed via the “Brudertunnel” on a via ferrata.
All information about climbing in the region is compiled in the current climbing folder. The overview is available in all Tourist Information Offices. The handy brochure doesn’t just contain interesting facts about both mountain massifs, it also lists individual areas and routes with topographies.
Professional support is provided by our mountain guides who are also happy to accompany you on your climbing tour.
We are members of Climbers Paradise
Climbers Paradise stands for a variety of diverse climbing opportunities for all levels which are rare to find in this density. As a member we ensure the high quality of the climbing infrastructure according to the standards in the Kletterhandbuch Klettergarten (climber’s manual for climbing gardens) in our region. The platform www.climbers-paradise.com helps to plan future climbing holidays and tours with extensive information such as topographies, sketches, reviews, safety alerts and accommodation tips.