Sport Climbing in Ötztal, Austria

This beautiful area offers many crags within a short distance on both sides of the valley. Unlike the crags in Imst, the main rock type in Ötztal is granite. Thanks to the hundreds of routes the the styles and grades vary, offering something for all levels. Ötztal is also a great choice for families with kids. Especially Oberried and Engelswand, with super easy access, safe belaying area and even parks to play at, are extremely family-friendly crags! The rock quality is in general great and the the dominant style is vertical walls with technical routes. As can be seen from the pictures, while climbing you're able to enjoy the beautiful alpine views with green valleys and mountains. In addition to Ötztal, Imst crags are not far away and they offer hundreds more routes to explore.

Ötztal map


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Travel info

Best season

March to May and September to November. Some crags work also during sunny winter days and summer.

How to get there?

Flying to Innsbruck and renting a car.

Where to sleep?

Many different types of accommodations in the area.

Other activites

Hiking, cycling, via ferrata, whitewater kayaking.

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