Climbing areas at Lake Achensee
Climbing in the Rofan mountains
A small practice massif just below the Mauritzalm. The four short routes in difficulty levels 3 and 4 are ca. eight metres high and most suitable for children, beginners and for rope technique training.
Lovely 15-metre-high rock faces next to the path to the Rofan summit. The cliff is strewn with water grooves and provides seven routes of moderate difficulty.
Impressive rock slab eaten away by the water on the path to the Rofan summit. The routes require good footwork and are ideal for getting accustomed to rock slab climbing.
Almost all the routes, predominantly on the SSW-facing shoulder of the Haidachstellwand, have no bolts. However, there are only a few decent secure points affixed to key positions, which means that it is essential to bring friends and chockstones. This area is only suitable for experienced climbers.
Superb climbing in the best crags on a sunny south-facing rock face close to Dalfaz Alm.
This red-coloured cornerstone is one of the most popular mountains in the Rofan massif to climb. Although the difficulty level is moderate, the rock faces are very steep.
The Issplatten provide slab climbing with up to four rope lengths. The Issplatten are located to the south of the Hochiss and can be seen from quite a distance.
Climbing in the Karwendel
The Lamsenspitze is the predominant rocky summit in this area. Its rock faces drop steeply to the north and the east by around 400 metres. The routes in the right section of the eastern rock face provide excellent cliffs in the lower section, but end after a few rope lengths in the much frequented north-east edge.
With its striking jagged edges this is a landmark in the Lamsenjoch area. It breaks up the cirque with its 250-metre steep north-facing rock face. The crags are in part somewhat “Karwendel-like”, that is, they are not always sturdy.
A multi-summited mountain ridge which proceeds from the Steinkarl peak westwards towards the Hüttenturm. On the 200-metre-high north-east facing rock face there is a network of routes providing a variety of challenges.
This is where the best rocks in the Lamsenjochhütte area are located. While the new routes are very well secured, the routes from the 1980s demand a lot of your climbing skills.
- Elfenbeinpfeiler climbing crag
Small south-facing rock belt in a ridge between the Hüttenturm and Lamsenspitze. The routes provide wonderful climbing, for the most part, two rope lengths.
Climbing crags in the valley
Located in the valley and easy to access, this climbing crag offers 20 routes of 9 to 18 metres long in difficulty levels 3b to 4b.