Climbing in Warth at Arlberg

Warth am Arlberg is a charming mountain village that makes the perfect base camp for climbing adventures on the Karhorn. There are various via ferratas and climbing gardens in the area, which are suitable for both beginners and advanced climbers. The local climbing guides and mountain guides are on hand to find the right adventure for every climber and ensure the necessary safety precautions are taken.

Enjoy climbing during summer in the mountains

Wandern am Arlberg

The majestic mountain landscape of the Arlberg in Austria not only offers first-class ski areas and scenic hiking trails, but is also a paradise for climbing enthusiasts.

Popular via ferratas in Warth

One of the most famous climbing routes in Warth-Schröcken is the Karhorn, an imposing summit that challenges both experienced and ambitious beginners.

The Karhorn: An impressive climbing destination

The Karhorn rises proudly above the Walser village of Warth am Arlberg and is a symbol of the region’s alpine beauty. With a height of 2,484 meters, this summit offers an impressive backdrop for climbing adventures. The striking limestone wall of the Karhorn is not only visually fascinating, but also offers a variety of routes of different levels of difficulty.

Climbing routes on the Karhorn

There are routes for every climber on the Karhorn, whether a beginner or an experienced alpinist. One of the most popular routes is the “Normalweg” route, which is rated as moderate and offers an exciting challenge for climbers. However, there are also more challenging routes such as the “South Face” or the “North Face” that require technical ability and experience.

Widderstein via ferrata:

The Widderstein via ferrata is one of the most spectacular via ferratas in the area. It leads to the 2,536 meter high Widderstein, the prominent peak above Warth. The via ferrata offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain landscape and requires a certain level of climbing experience and sure-footedness.

Gaisbühel via ferrata:

The Gaisbühel via ferrata is a slightly easier via ferrata that allows you to enter the world of via ferrata. It offers a good opportunity to gain initial experience and to learn the basic techniques of via ferrata. The via ferrata leads through an impressive rocky landscape and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Mohnenfluh Via Ferrata:

The Mohnenfluh via ferrata is a more challenging via ferrata that leads to the top of the Mohnenfluh. With steep passages and difficult climbing sections, this via ferrata is suitable for experienced climbers. However, the efforts are rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Schafgafall via ferrata:

The Schafgafall via ferrata offers a varied climbing experience and is equally suitable for beginners and advanced climbers. With varied sections, including vertical rock faces and airy climbs, this via ferrata offers an exciting challenge and beautiful views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Tips for climbing – safety first!

  • Preparation: Before attempting the Karhorn, you should be of reasonable physical fitness and climbing experience. It is advisable to familiarize yourself with the specific routes and current conditions.
  • Equipment: Make sure you have the right equipment, including climbing shoes, helmet, harness, carabiners and ropes. Solid equipment and knowing how to use it properly are critical to your safety.
  • Weather conditions: Always check the weather forecast before going on a climb. Bad weather can be dangerous and reduce visibility.
  • Safety First: Never climb alone and make sure you have adequate knowledge of belay techniques.
  • Guides: Ask the local alpine schools for experienced mountain guides who will support you on your climbing tour.

Useful links:

  • Warth Schröcken Wandern
  • Wandern in Warth Schröcken
Climbing park

If you want to enjoy a day climbing with your kids or the entire family – pay a visit to Adventure park in Schröcken! With various rope parcours for all kind of skill levels.