One of the highest-lying sport climbing areas in the Alps
It takes about 20 minutes to get from the Seegrube Station to the Nordkette Climbing Arena. Start at the back of the station building and walk over the large gravel area to get to the starting point at the foot of the rocks. There are approximately 40 tours which are mainly single-rope routes at the UIAA (International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation) difficulty levels 4 – 9, which means they are suitable for both beginner and advanced-level climbers.
The routes have been secured with over 500 high-grade steel bolts and modern anchor chains by route builder and mountain sports enthusiast Christian “Picco” Piccolruaz. Most of the tours are single-rope routes equipped with top-rope carabiners, which makes it possible for people who are new to high-altitude climbing to have a go.
Safety und Facts
- 5 sections, 39 climbing tours
- 6 multi-rope routes, 33 base climbs (single-rope routes)
- Bolts on all routes
- 15 quickdraws and 80m of single rope for base climbs
- Ascent and descent via the marked route
- Climbing at own risk!
- Always wear a climbing helmet!
- Follow the ÖAV (Austrian Alpine Association) climbing rules!
- Observe weather and climbing conditions!
- Mountain Rescue Emergency Number: 140
- Please respect the environment and do not litter!
- The last cable car leaves the Seegrube Station at 5.30pm (11.30pm on Fridays)
With an area covering 727 square kilometres, the Karwendel Nature Park encompasses almost the whole Karwendel mountain range. It is the largest protected region in the Tyrol and Austria’s largest Nature Park.
Tall or short, young or old, there is something for every hiker at the Nordkette. From short, flat circular hiking trails to longer tours from the Hungerburg into the Karwendel Nature Park, here you will find hikes and walks for every level of ability.