Sometimes you need more than just hiking. In the Zillertal we have various fixed rope routes and climbing gardens with different degrees of difficulty also made for families.
You can also climb with climbing world champion Mathias Schiestl!
If you like adventure you will love the Tuxertal. And of course our charming receptionists will help you plan your adventure.
Climbing routes for beginners
Many climbing routes for beginners are located at the back of the Zillertal. But be careful with your decision. If you already climbed the beautyful granite wall of the Zillertal, you know how demanding those walls are. We recommend starting with a clumbing course to learn the right techniques and basic knowledge.
We recommend following climbing school: www.alpinschule-schiestl.at
What to consider:
You should never fordet 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 insruction. You should never use a floppy rope to secure the person in front of you. If he or she misses to clip the first hook you need to catch them before they fall. The rope has to be tightly fixed for the first 5 meters to avlid an impact.
2. Frequent checking of the equipment. You need to always check your equipment properly. If one of the carabiner or securing equipment should fall to the ground you need to always double check it to see 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 wasn`t 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 your 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. Best suitable is a Terraband. 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 in munites.