Climbing in Innsbruck

When you stand in front of a wall, do you see an opportunity to climb as opposed to an obstacle? If so, you're a born climber and will fit right in here in the Innsbruck region! We have plenty of climbing options: indoors and outdoors, with ropes or bouldering, on rock or ice. Climbing in the Innsbruck region, the stats: here you'll find well over 1,000 single pitches, 90 multi-pitch routes, 29 sport climbing areas, numerous via ferratas and countless bouldering walls. A paradise for anyone who loves climbing. On the following pages, we've pulled together all the information you need as a climbing enthusiast.

Climbing legends

With such a range of climbing options, it's no wonder that Innsbruck is home to climbing world champions such as Jakob Schubert and Anna Stöhr. Other true legends of the climbing and mountaineering scenes such as Hermann Buhl, Otti Wiedmann and Walter Spitzenstätter were also born here.

Jakob Schubert

Date of birth: 31.12.1990
Hometown: Innsbruck
Top disciplines: Climbing, bouldering

Achievements:

  • 1 x Olympic bronze
  • 4-time World Champion
  • 7-time Overall World Cup winner
  • 22 World Cup victories
  • 12 championship medals in total 
Anna Stöhr

Date of birth: 25.04.1988
Hometown: Innsbruck
Top discipline: Bouldering

Achievements:

  • Double World Champion 2012/2007
  • Double European Champion 2013/2010
  • 4-time Overall World Cup winner 2013/2012/2011/2008
  • 22 World Cup victories 
Reinhold Scherer

Year of birth: 1965
Hometown: Innsbruck

Achievements:

  • First ascent of Dschungelfieber 8c+ and numerous other routes
  • Former World Cup climber
  • Coach to top climbers
  • Mountain guide
  • Route builder
  • Managing Director of the Innsbruck Climbing Center 
Otti Wiedmann

Year of birth: 1935
Hometown: Innsbruck
Top discipline: Mountaineering

Achievements:

  • First ascents including Kastenwand, route "Chaos"
  • Ice climber: First ascent of the "Hängenden Gärten" in Tyrol
  • 1969 Marmolada: first winter ascent of the south face with Walter Spitzenstätter
  • Mountain book author: Author of the mountain book classic "Auf steilen Wegen in Tirol. Die schönsten Klettertouren in Nord-, Süd- und Osttirol." Co-editor of the guidebook "Klettergärten in Tirol"
Walter Spitzenstätter

Year of birth: 1940
Hometown: Innsbruck
Top discipline: Mountaineering

Achievements:

  • Mountaineer, climber, mountain rescuer
  • 7,200 summits in 60 years
  • "Die Krone der Heimat" (The Home Crown) – climbing the almost 500 peaks on the border of North Tyrol
Hermann Buhl

Year of bith: 1924 - 1957
Hometown: Innsbruck
Top discipline: Mountaineering

Achievements:

  • First person to climb Nanga Parbat (1953)
  • First ascent of Broad Peak (1957) 
Katharina Saurwein

Date of birth: 11.11.1987
Hometown: Innsbruck
Top discipline: Bouldering

Achievements:

  • 1st place at Rockmaster 2016
  • 3rd place at the European Championships 2015
  • 1st place at the 2008 World Cup in Moscow
  • Coach of the Austrian Paraclimbing

    

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