Climbing in East Tyrol

Paradise for alpinists

Nowhere else are the Lienz Dolomites closer than at the Dolomitenhof! “The fiends“, as this impressive mountain massif was once called due to its bizarre, rugged rock formations, are a true paradise for alpinists. Around the Dolomitenhütte and the Karlsbader Hütte, you will find pure climbing enjoyment of a international, first-class level.   

Our Lienz Dolomite region and all of East Tyrol offer climbing, via ferrata, and bouldering fans numerous opportunities that can hardly be taken advantage of during only 1 climbing vacation: 25 via ferrata routes, 8 climbing gardens, 5 family-friendly climbing parks, and hundreds of multi-pitch routes.

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Climbing adventure

25 via ferrata routes
8 climbing gardens
5 family-friendly climbing parks
Hundreds of multi-pitch routes

Via ferrata climbs

Located nearby is the Galitzenklamm via ferrata with 4 different routes. The difficulty levels in the Galitzenklamm can best be described as ranging from easy to daring, and there is also a via ferrata route for families!


Climbing gardens in East Tyrol

The climbing garden at the Kreithof – located at an elevation of 1,050 m–  is only 5 km from the Dolomitenhof! Beginners as well as advanced climbers will feel comfortable here. The climbing garden has been recently renovated and offers almost 200 different routes.

There are no fewer than 123 routes in the climbing garden at the Dolomitenhütte at an elevation of 1,600 m. Only 8.9 km from the Dolomitenhof is the parking lot of the Dolomitenhütte, where a 5-minute walk leads directly to the climbing garden. With difficulty levels from 5 to 9, you can climb to your heart’s content here. The route "Another Play in Paradise" is 1 of the 5 best climbing routes in Tyrol!  

A natural spectacle in Kals: in the climbing garden at the Lucknerhaus, you can climb with a view of the Großglockner! The 33 climbing routes and 5 multi-pitch climbs with a difficulty level from 3+ to 8- are also ideal for families. The Lucknerhaus is 42 km from the Dolomitenhof in Tristach.

Here you can find more tips on the climbing gardens in East Tyrol.

High ropes gardens in East Tyrol

The 5 high ropes gardens in East Tyrol offer memorable experiences for families! The Lienz climbing park on the Hochstein is located nearby and can be combined with other activities on Lienz’s local mountain. The Lienz climbing park is not only the largest high ropes course in Tyrol but is also especially diverse. Challenge your bravery, skill, and muscles whether you’re a beginner or pro. Even children as young as 2 can test and strengthen their climbing abilities in the kid’s park.


Alpine climbing in East Tyrol

Climbing is iconic in East Tyrol. Like hardly any other Alpine region, our district offers countless multi-pitch routes for climbing, and many of them are not far from the Dolomitenhof in Tristach!

The Lienz Dolomites are the local mountains of the region and our hotel. They are always in sight and are your constant companion on your vacation at the Dolomitenhof. In the Lienz Dolomites, you will find climbing routes in countless varieties and difficulty levels. In a manner of speaking, you can climb in the middle of the panorama that you enjoy from our terrace or your room including the Roter Turm, the Simonskopf, the Kerschbaumertörl Spitz, as well as the Kleine and Große Laserzwand. Here you will find a route overview of the multi-pitch climbs in East Tyrol.

If you choose difficult tours or would like to learn how to conquer these routes, a mountain guide should accompany you. Here is an overview of the mountain & ski guides in East Tyrol – we are also happy to personally advise you at the hotel.