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Climbing in Gerlos in the Zillertal

Climbing is becoming a sports trend - in Gerlos, you can climb to your heart's content on the high ropes course, on the climbing tower in Gerlos, in the Riederklamm climbing garden, or on the popular Gerlosstein via ferrata on the Hainzenberg. Gerlos in the Zillertal Arena is the perfect vacation spot for amateur climbers and ambitious mountaineers.

Tour suggestions

Alpine via ferrata on the Gerlossteinwand

Over 450 m of steel cable, 300 handholds, 230 rope clamps, 150 drilled anchors, and a few other things are included in the Alpine via ferrata on the Gerlossteinwand. This via ferrata was built by the Zell am Ziller mountain rescue with blood, sweat, and plenty of hard work. The Alpine via ferrata is a sports offer that brings active, nature-loving people of all ages closer to the breathtaking, rugged alpine world. 

With the right equipment and a good technique, climbing on a via ferrata route is possible for anyone: secured by a steel cable from start to finish, you will climb using man-made handholds and rungs combined with natural handholds along a steep rock face.


✗ Difficulty level: C/D
✗ Time-on-trail: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
✗ Start: from the summit station of the Gerlosstein lift ca. 45 min.
✗ Finish: Heimjöchl 1.5 hrs. or 1 hr. hiking path
✗ Length of climb: 380 m
✗ Change in altitude: 240 m
✗ Starting altitude: 1,898 m
✗ Summit: elev.  2,166 m
✗ Location: north face
✗ Builder: Zell mountain rescue
✗ Additional info: Zillertal Arena tourist office, Tel. +43 5282 2281

The climbing tower in Gerlos

An attraction for sports and action enthusiasts

A vacation highlight for all ages is the 12 meter high climbing tower in Gerlos in the Zillertal. The climbing tower is located in the town center near the music pavilion. From easy to challenging routes, there is something for every climber.

Climbing prices including rental equipment
✗ Adults: € 12.00 per person
✗ Children (up to 15 yrs. old): € 10.00

Rental prices
✗ Climbing set: € 6.00 per session (rope with carabiner & quickdraw)
✗ Climbing shoes: € 6.00 per session

Information and registration
✗ Information: Gerlos tourist office Tel. +43 5284 5244-0

Via ferrata set rental
Sport Huber
Tel. +43 5284 5221
Sport 2000 Engelbert
Tel. +43 5284 5260

Riederklamm climbing garden

In the new Riederklamm climbing garden, you can improve your skills and conquer various routes with a variety of difficulty levels and lengths.

✗ Character: 3 different via ferrata routes with a length from 40 - 150 m in various difficulty levels
✗ Practice via ferrata (ca. 2 hrs.): with training and equipment € 45.00 per person
✗ Time period: bookable daily from June to September

High ropes course in Gerlos

Experience the newly built high ropes course with 60 stations including 15 new zip lines!

After a training session with guides and balancing exercises, you can head into the treetops at heights of 10 to 15 meters. The high ropes course resembles an obstacle course consisting of ropes, cables, and tree trunks.

NEW: a spectacular experience with 15 newly built zip lines

✗ Total duration: ca. 2 hrs.
✗ Minimum height: 120 cm - 140 cm with the accompaniment of an adult, possible without accompaniment for those 140 cm or taller
✗ Equipment: sports clothing, sneakers or trekking shoes
✗ Dates: open in July and August daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm - no advance reservation necessary. In May, June, and September only with advance registration.

Price with the Zell-Gerlos ArenaScheck: € 27.00 per person - € 22.00 for children up to 15 yrs. old