Climbing in the Vienna Alps

Aiming high in the Vienna Alps: climb the rockface, outside in the park and indoors

Climbers will feel particularly at ease among the never-changing Wetterstein limestone of the Rax – the Vienna Alps also have a lot to offer for beginners with a high rope course, climbing park and family-friendly fixed-rope climbing routes.

If you want to show your children the mountain world of the Vienna Alps, why not try a tour on Hohe Wand’s Frauenlucken climbing trail? (B, moderately difficult). Good climbers have the choice of Hohe Wand’s Währinger fixed-rope route (C, difficult) or Rax’s Haid climbing trail (C/D, very difficult). The Wetterstein limestone found on the mountain is especially valued for its resistance to erosion. If you have little experience or want to improve your technique, you can book a course with Freakline and ALPS.

Climbing in all weathers
If you prefer climbing indoors, which you can also do in bad weather, there are indoor climbing centres available: Klettercenter NÖ-Süd and Boulderhalle Area 51 in Neunkirchen or in the Aspang Sports and Health Centre.

Climb the Chopping Board
The Hamari Climbing Park in Mönichkirchen offers fun for the whole family with 10 courses, 70 stations and 2 flying fox zip wires that are over 400m long. The „Move Your Mind“ high rope course in Puchberg has a Pampers Pole, a delimbed, free-standing tree nearly 15m tall. From the top platform, which is the same size as a chopping board, there’s only one way back: falling backwards against the ropes.