Climbing & Mountaineering

The starting point for climbing is only a few minutes from Chalet Kolbnitz, the Reisseckbahn, the mountain funicular train that takes you directly to the trails that start at 2250m. From here it is a short hike to the foot of Hohe Leier (2774m) where there are three marked routes of differing difficulty, from a tricky hike, to the 'Bella Vista' which is a mostly a,b climb with portions of c (Austrian climbing scale), an ascent that takes in the region of 3.5 hours from the Reisseck restaurant at the top of the Reisseckbahn. It is best to ascend Hohe Leier in the months of July and August.

Other climbing opportunities are available in Maltatal, the valley of Malta, which is 30 minutes away. Here there are many open rock faces ready to climb, and opportunities to boulder. In winter, after January 1st, Maltatal is a popular destination for ice climbing.