Sometimes you need more than just hiking. In the Zillertal valley there are various fixed rope routes and climbing gardens in various levels of difficulty which are also perfect for families.
You can also climb with climbing world champion Mathias Schiestl!
If you like adventure you will love the Tuxertal valley. And of course our charming receptionists will help you plan your adventure.
Climbing routes for beginners
Many climbing routes for beginners are located in the back part of the Zillertal. But be careful with your decision. If you have already climbed the beautiful granite walls of the Zillertal, you know how demanding these routes are. We recommend starting with a climbing course to learn the right technique and basic knowledge.
We recommend the following climbing school: www.alpinschule-schiestl.at
You should never forget about safety and rules to protect yourself and others.
1. Securing is the highest priority. Always use your own securing equipment. If you want to try another one, try only under supervision and beforehand instruction. You should never use a floppy rope to secure the person in front of you. If they miss to clip the first hook you need to catch them before they fall. The rope has to be tightly fixed for the first 5 metres to avoid an impact.
2. Frequent checking of the equipment. You need to always check your equipment properly. If one of the carabiners or securing equipment should fall to the ground you need to always double check to verify if is still usable and has no damage. There can easily be hair cracks in light materials. If this happens you need to exchange your equipment. The storage of the ropes should be diligent. Things like oil or dirt can damage the ropes and make them non-reusable.
3. Knot and the end of the rope. There have been many mistakes and accidents because there has not been a knot at the end of the rope. Three knots avoid the slipping of the rope while roping down if it is too short.
4. Check your partner. Checking of the equipment can save lives. Always do a partner check when you start climbing. Trust is good, control is better. The partner should check the carabiners, the securing equipment, the belt etc. It is always better to have 4 eyes check then just 2.
5. Warm up before climbing. It is important to warm and stretch your muscles just like in any other sport. A Terraband is very useful for stretching exercises. Warm muscles prevent an injury.
6. Look for alpine dangers. There can also be falling rocks in a fixed rope course. That’s why it is important to always have an eye on the things above you. Also the weather in the Alps can change within minutes.