Feel the million-year-old stone under your fingers, one foot at a time, approaching the summit bit by bit, then stand at the top and have the world at your feet: once you have experienced these feelings, you will not let go of the fascination of climbing. The Alps make all your climbing dreams come true- here those who are just discovering their passion will get their money’s worth, as well as those who are already a pro. Austria’s climbing areas delight sport climbing guests as well as boulder fans. Above all, Tyrol and Salzburg make every climber heart beat faster. Never far from the nearest wall you will find one of the VAYA group properties to make as your holiday home base.
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"Climbing is much more than just a sport. Being outside in nature, on the rock, that's a way of life."
Climbing paradise in the Alps
One of the regions where rock enthusiasts can let off steam to their heart’s content is the Zillertal. Climbing has a long tradition here. The full range is on offer here, from high alpine climbing to multi-pitch tours, via ferrata, bouldering areas and indoor facilities. 600 routes in 30 climbing gardens, 50 routes in ten multi-pitch areas, 500 boulders in 20 boulder areas, nine via ferrata, two indoor climbing halls and an outdoor climbing tower are characteristic of the “most active valley in Austria”. The Silvapark Galtür is waiting with 160 boulders in eight sectors, their difficulties range from Fb 4 to Fb 8c.
You will find something special in St. Anton, the Arlberg winter via ferrata, is the only one of its kind in the whole of Tyrol. In addition, there are two popular sports climbing gardens in St. Anton with 50 routes (3 to 7c+) and a large climbing and bouldering hall. The holiday regions of Saalbach-Hinterglemm and Zell am See-Kaprun, for example, offers a variety of via ferrata in Salzburg with climbing towers, climbing halls, two climbing areas on the Kitzsteinhorn and another 70 routes in the climbing area Rettenwand and 30 routes in the climbing area of Gletscherseeplatten. From Dienten you reach the entrance to the Königsjodler via the Hochscharte. It is the most difficult via ferrata on the Hochkönig and the longest in Salzburg.
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How healthy is climbing?
Climbing is much more than an effort. Climbing brings new strength to body, mind and soul – and this has been scientifically proven. In addition to strengthening the bones, climbing increases endurance and strength – it is a full-body workout that also helps to correct incorrect postures and overcome fear.