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Climbing gardens

South Tyrol provides numerous possibilities for outdoor climbing, including Dam Wall Climbing in Martello and bouldering.

Sport climbing on natural rock faces can be practised in several places in South Tyrol, e.g. in the pristine Valle di Landro valley, at the Gardena Pass or at Solda in the Stelvio National Park. Also bouldering is becoming increasingly popular, a form of free climbing that is performed on small rock formations or artificial rock walls without the use of ropes or harnesses. Have a try!


Upper Val Pusteria:

  • Franchi - Valle di Landro
    How to arrive: drive from Dobbiaco to the Valle di Landro valley, where you can park at the parking space of the Hotel Drei Zinnen
    Access: cross the river behind the hotel
    Routes: 5 routes up to the grade 7b, 3 routes up to the grade 8a

  • Rienza Valley - Valle di Landro
    How to arrive: drive from Dobbiaco to the Valle di Landro valley, where you can park at the parking space of the Hotel Drei Zinnen
    Access: from the parking space on the path towards the Antonio Locatelli Mountain Hut to a sign, where a path (on the left) leads to the climbing garden (45 minutes)
    Routes: 8 routes up to the grade 5a, 4 routes up to the grade 6a, 5 routes up to the grade 6c, 4 routes up to the grade 7b, 6 routes up to the grade 8a

  • Landro - Valle di Landro
    How to arrive: drive from Dobbiaco to the Valle di Landro valley and towards Cortina, after Lake Landro park at the left side, on your right you can see the rocks
    Access: cross the road and walk directly to the climbing garden
    Routes: 7 routes up to the grade 5a, 8 routes to the grade 6a, 15 routes up to the grade 6c, 9 routes up to the grade 7b, 7 routes up to the grade 8a, 2 routes up to the grade 8a

  • Mt. Rocca dei Baranci - San Candido
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to San Candido, to the valley station of the Mt. Rocca dei Baranci skiing area
    Access: take the chairlift to Mt. Rocca dei Baranci - from the mountain station walk left down to the path, within two minutes you'll reach the climbing garden
    Routes: 3 routes up to 5a, 12 routes up to 6c, 3 routes up to 7b, 2 routes up to 8a

  • Val Campo di Dentro - Sesto
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to San Candido and to Sesto, in front of the village turn to the Valle Campo di Dentro valley and proceed to the parking space
    Access: walk from the parking area to the Tre Scarperi Mountain Hut, from where a path on the right leads to the rocks
    Routes: 5 routes up to 5a, 2 routes up to 6a, 6 routes up to 6c, 4 routes up to 7b

  • Lake Braies
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to Monguelfo and into the Valle di Braies valley to Lake Braies, park on the parking area (subject to charge)
    Access: from right or left of the lake to the sign "climbing garden"
    Routes: 4 routes up to the grade 5a, 6 routes up to the grade 6c, 3 routes up to 7b, 1 route up to 8a

  • Polentablock - Lake Braies
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to Monguelfo and into the Valle di Braies valley to Lake Braies, park on the parking area (subject to charge)
    Access: a ten minutes' walk on the right riverbank takes you to a picnic area, then cross a drain on the right before reaching the rock
    Routes: 1 route up to the grade 6c, 1 route up to the grade 7b, 6 routes up to 8a

  • Hotel Lago di Braies
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to Monguelfo and into the Valle di Braies valley to Lake Braies, park on the parking area (subject to charge)
    Access: walk along the path behind the hotel for some metres, follow the blue arrows, turn left towards the climbing garden
    Routes: 2 routes up to 6a, 7 routes up to 6c, 8 routes up to 7b, 9 routes up to 8a

  • Ponticello - Braies
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to Monguelfo and into the Valle di Braies valley towards Prato Piazza, the parking area is in front of the Brüggele restaurant
    Access: follow the road to Prato Piazza until you reach the first hairpin bend, where the climbing garden is located
    Routes: 3 routes up to the grade 5a, 8 routes up to 6a, 5 routes up to 6c, 4 routes up to 7b

  • Kirchler - Braies
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to Monguelfo and into the Valle di Braies valley to Prato Piazza - about 100 m in front of Prato Piazza, park on the huge parking area (the road to Prato Piazza is only open until 10 am, afterwards shuttle service every half an hour)
    Access: walk along the Dolomites High Route no. 3 for about an hour to the climbing garden
    Routes: 1 route up to 6a, 7 routes up to 6c, 9 routes up to 7b

  • Prato Piazza - Braies
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to Monguelfo and into the Valle di Braies valley to Prato Piazza - about 100 m in front of Prato Piazza, park on the huge parking area (the road to Prato Piazza is only open until 10 am, afterwards shuttle service every half an hour)
    Access: proceed for 200 m from the parking area, on the left along the fence until you reach the Dolomites High Route no. 3, proceed on this path for about 45 minutes (rocks are visible from the parking area)
    Routes: 2 routes up to 5a, 9 routes up to 6a, 13 routes until 6c, 6 routes until 7b, 1 route until 8a

  • Boulder Schneastapfa - Braies
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to Monguelfo and into the Valle di Braies valley to Prato Piazza - about 100 m in front of Prato Piazza, park on the huge parking area (the road to Prato Piazza is only open until 10 am, afterwards shuttle service every half an hour)
    Access: walk on the forest road to the Hohe Gaisl tavern, proceed uphill, over the fence to the rocks (about 35 minutes)
    Routes: 2 boulder routes up to 5a, 2 boulder up to 6a, 7 boulder up to 6c, 6 Boulder up to 7b, 4 boulder up to 8a


Val Pusteria valley:

  • Loathna Kofel - San Lorenzo
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to San Lorenzo and - in front of the crossing to the Val Badia valley - turn right to Castelbadia and the hamlet Campolino, after 200 m park on the left side
    Access: from the parking area downhill to the rocks
    Routes: 2 routes up to 5a, 6 routes up to 6a, 10 routes up to 6c, 12 routes up to 7b, 1 route up to 8a

  • Villa Santa Caterina - Brunico
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to Teodone and Villa Santa Caterina, in the centre of the village turn right and follow the road to a little football field, where you can park at the left side
    Access: follow a short uphill path to the rocks
    Routes (climbing): 10 routes up to 5a, 5 routes up to 6a, 8 routes up to 6c, 10 routes up to 7b, 7 routes up to 8a, 1 route up to 8a
    Routes (boulder): 32 routes up to 5a, 7 boulders up to 6a, 28 boulders up to 6c, 13 boulders up to 7b, 12 boulders up to 8a, 1 boulder up to 8a


Tures and Aurina Valleys:

  • Gais (face climbing)
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to San Giorgio and about 400 m further on to Gais, park on the right along the road
    Access: cross the road, proceed on the path to the climbing garden
    Routes: 6 routes up to 5a, 10 routes up to 6a, 2 routes up to 6c

  • Neugoas - Gais
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to San Giorgio and about 400 m further on to Gais, park on the right along the road
    Access: see "Gais (face climbing)" above, then proceed up to the first hairpin bend, steep uphill to the climbing garden
    Routes: 5 routes up to 5a, 3 routes up to 6a, 9 routes up to 6c, 9 routes up to 7b, 5 routes up to 8a, 1 route up to 8a

  • Drittlsond - Speikboden
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to Campo Tures and further on to the Valle Aurina valley, at the little bridge turn left and park your car along the forest road
    Access: follow the path leading into the forest (see signs)
    Routes: 1 route up to 5a, 8 routes up to 6a, 5 routes up to 6c, 3 routes up to 7b, 2 routes up to 8a

  • Tobl - Riva di Tures
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to the Valle Aurina valley, in front of Molini di Tures turn into the industrial zone and towards Acereto, after 200 m turn off towards Riva di Tures and park along the St. Francis' Path
    Access: walk straight to the rocks - boulder area: from the parking area some metres towards Riva, on a path on the right to the blocks within a five minutes' walk
    Routes: 3 routes up to 5a, 13 routes up to 6c, 8 routes up to 7b, 10 routes up to 8a

  • Heachnbichl - Riva di Tures
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to the Valle Aurina valley, in front of Molini di Tures turn into the industrial zone and towards Acereto, after 200 m turn off towards Riva di Tures and park along the St. Francis' Path
    Access: walk from the parking area on the road towards Riva, turn right on a forest road and past the "Tobl" boulders, then follow the path to the rocks
    Routes: 1 route up to 6a, 5 routes up to 6c, 11 routes up to 7b, 15 routes up to 8a


Alta Badia:

  • Sass di Stria - Falzarego
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico towards the Val Badia valley until La Villa, proceed via the Falzarego Pass, park on the old street short afterwards (1 km before reaching the pass height)
    Access: walk down to the basin and past boulders to the climbing garden
    Routes: 9 routes in the 4th grade, 14 routes between 5a and 5c, 4 routes in 6a

  • Boulder area Falzarego
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico towards the Val Badia valley until La Villa, proceed via the Falzarego Pass, park on the old street short afterwards (1 km before reaching the pass height)
    Access: walk down to the basin, where the boulder blocks are located between street and climbing garden
    Routes: 9 boulder up to 5a, 20 boulder between 5b and 6a, 17 boulder between 6b and 7a, 4 boulder in 7b, 1 boulder in 7c and 1 boulder in 8b

  • Sass Dlacia - San Cassiano
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to La Villa and San Cassiano, proceed to Armentarola, turn left at the panel "Capanna Alpina" and park at the dried-out riverbed
    Access: cross the riverbed and proceed to the picnic area
    Routes: 4 routes in the 4th grade, 11 routes between 5b and 5c, 92 routes between 6a and 6c, 77 routes up to 7c and 5 routes in 8a

  • Pederü
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico towards the Val Badia valley to Longega, proceed to San Vigilio and Pederü, shortly before the head of the valley there is a sign indicating the climbing garden - this is where you should park
    Access: follow a path to the routes
    Routes: 14 routes up to 6a, 8 routes between 6b and 7a

  • Passo delle Erbe
    How to arrive: drive from Brunico to the Val Badia valley, in San Martino in Badia turn off and park at the pass height
    Access: walk on path 8a to a refuge, proceed on the path at the left (sign-post)
    Routes: 10 routes up to 5c, 8 routes between 6a and 6c, 5 routes over 7a


Val Gardena valley:

  • La Cava - Val Gardena
    How to arrive: drive from Chiusa towards the Val Gardena valley, before Ortisei at the left side there is the climbing garden
    Access: across the mound to the rocks
    Routes: 5 routes up to the grade 6a, 12 routes up to 6c, 8 routes up to the 7b, 7 routes up to the grade 8a, 1 route up to 8a

  • Busc dl Preve - Val Gardena
    How to arrive: drive from Chiusa to the Val Gardena valley and further on to the parking area of Val Pra da Rì
    Access: proceed on the hiking path towards Selva Gardena, across a meadow to the climbing garden
    Routes: 9 routes up to the grade 5a, 3 routes up to 6a

  • Bernardi - Val Gardena
    How to arrive: drive from Chiusa to the Val Gardena valley and to Selva Gardena, at the end of the village proceed towards the Gardena Pass and park at the first hairpin bend
    Access: walk from the parking space cross the river and proceed uphill, cross the ski slpe and after 100 metres follow the path leading to the rocks
    Routes: 5 routes up to the grade 6c, 7 routes up to the grade 7b

  • Frea - Passo Gardena
    How to arrive: drive from Chiusa to the Val Gardena valley and the Gardena Pass, 1 km beneath the pass there is a parking area close to the road
    Access: follow the path to the rocks
    Routes: 4 routes up to the grade 5a, 22 routes up to 6a, 29 routes up to 6b, 18 routes up to 7b, 5 routes up to 8a

  • Traumpfeiler - Val Gardena
    How to arrive: drive from Chiusa to the Val Gardena valley (Selva Gardena) and towards the Sella Pass, directly o the parking space beneath the so-called "Traumpfeiler"
    Access: walk at the left uphill towards the rocks and via ropes to the climbing garden
    Routes: 9 routes up to the grade 6a, 29 routes up to the grade 6c, 23 routes up to 7b, 6 routes up to the grade 8a, 1 route up to 8a

  • Città dei Sassi - Val Gardena
    How to arrive: drive from Chiusa to the Val Gardena Valley and via Selva Gardena to the Sella Pass, park at the refuge
    Access: the "Città dei Sassi" is directly located behind the refuge, various rock bocks via different paths
    Routes (climbing): 14 routes up to the grade of 5a, 34 routes up to the grade of 6a, 45 routes up to 6c, 9 routes up to 7b, 5 routes up to 8a
    Routes (boulder): 14 routes up to the grade 6a, 28 routes up to the grade 6a, 36 routes up to the grade 6c, 26 routes up to the grade 7b, 6 routes up to 8a

  • Pian Schiavaneis
    How to arrive: drive from Chiusa to the Val Gardena valley and via the Sella Pass towards Canazei, park at refuge Pian Schiavaneis
    Access: cross the barrier, walk past the Val Lasties Waterfall and cross the riverbed
    Routes: 10 routes up to the grade 5a, 6 routes up to the grade 6a, 9 routes up to the grade 6c, 15 routes up to the grade 7b, 21 routes up to the grade 8a, 6 routes up to the grade 8a


Valle Isarco valley:

  • Piccola Corda Rossa - Passo di Carezza
    How to arrive: drive from Bolzano to the Val d'Ega valley and further on to Nova Levante, right before the Costalunga Pass turn off to the Nigra Pass, after 1 km park at the right
    Access: walk from the parking area back to the road, proceed until you reach the signs on the right, take path no. 8 to Mt. Piccola Croda Rossa - the blocks are located to the left of the parking area: follow the stones
    Routes: 7 routes up to grade 5a, 3 routes up to 6a, 10 routes up to 6c, 17 routes up to 7b, 4 routes up to 8a

  • Malga Zannes - Funes
    How to arrive: drive from Bressanone to the head of the Val di Funes valley (Malga Zannes)
    Access: follow the path to the Genova Mountain Hut, at the bridge turn right on path no. 35 which takes you to the rocks
    Routes: 10 routes up to the grade 5a, 12 routes up to the grade 6a, 6 routes up to 6c, 6 routes up to 7b, 2 routes uo to 8a

  • Mahr - Bressanone
    How to arrive: drive from Bressanone towards Chiusa, at the municipal border drive to the restaurant Mahr and park at the parking space
    Access: walk at the border of the meadow to the rocks
    Routes: 4 routes up to 5a, 5 routes up to 6a, 11 routes up to 6c, 3 routes up to 7b, 12 routes up to 8a, 2 routes up to 8a

  • Castel Tasso - Vipiteno
    How to arrive: drive from Vipiteno towards Bressanone, at the signpost "Castel Tasso" across the bridge - 10 m after the signpost Pruno there is the climbing garden
    Access: at the parking space there is the climbing garden
    Routes: 6 routes up to the grade 5a, 1 route up to 6a


Merano and surroundings:

  • Burgstollknott / Parcines
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to Parcines and park at the village centre
    Access: walk some 100 metres uphill to the deciduous forest and to the climbing garden (do not follow the socalled "Waalweg"
    Routes: 8 routes up to 5a, 10 routes up to 6a, 12 routes up to 6c, 3 routes up to 7b

  • Boulder area Lagundo
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to Lagundo and follow the signs to the climbing garden
    Routes: no precise grade for boulders - F - 4/5+, M - 6a/6b, D - 6c/7a, MD - 7b/7c, ED - 8a/8b, s.d. - 3

  • Fragsburg Plata
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to Scena, at Castel Rametz turn towards Fragsburg and proceed for about 5 km past Castel Fragsburg, proceed further on for several 100 metres and park at the sign "Unterweilerhof"
    Access: follow the signs to the climbing garden
    Routes: 2 routes uo to 5a, 14 routes up to 6a, 11 routes up to 6c, 1 routes up to 7b

  • New Fragsburg
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to Scena, at Castel Rametz turn to Castel Fragsburg, stay on this road until you pass the castle and proceed further on for 100 metres, park at the waterfall
    Access: walk on the left to the Fragsburg climbing garden, past the rock blocks - the routes can be approached via ferric ladder
    Routes: 2 routes up to 5a, 2 routes up to 6a, 2 routes up to 6c, 12 routes up to 7b, 7 routes up to 8a

  • Tisener Auen - Gargazzone
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to Bolzano, exit Gargazzone, cross the Wine Road and proceed to the climbing garden
    Access: within two minutes - the climbing garden is located above the road
    Routes: 1 routes up to 5a, 4 routes up to 6a, 4 routes up to 6c, routes up to 7b, 2 routes up to 8a

  • Juval / Naturno:
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to Naturno and to the entrance of the Val Senales valley, park at the Schnalserhof farm
    Access: follow the path at the left riverbank
    Routes: 10 routes up to 5a, 19 routes up to, 43 routes up to 6b, 23 routes up to 7b, 11 routes up to 8a


Val Passiria valley:

  • Zoll
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to San Leonardo in Passiria and to Moso, park at the old tavern in front of the village
    Access: walk towards San Leonardo for about 100 m, then on the left over a mural to the climbing garden
    Routes: 2 routes up to 5a, 4 routes up to 6a, 4 routes up to 6c, 3 routes up to 7b, 2 routes up to 8a

  • Moso - Val Passiria
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to San Leonardo in Passiria and to Moso
    Access: walk past the church and on the old street to the rocks
    Routes: 2 routes up to 6a, 9 routes up to 6c, 3 routes up to 7b

  • Bergkristall - Plan
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to Moso and Plan, park at the Bergkristall tavern
    Access: walk from the parking area about 100 m along the road, cross the river and you reach the climbing garden
    Routes: 8 routes up to 5a, 12 routes up to 6a, 16 routes up to 6c, 7 routes up to 7b and 3 routes up to 8a

  • Stulles (in the picture)
    How to arrive: follow the signs to Moso / Passo Rombo and then the signs to Stulles - here you can park your car and walk past the Untersteinerhof farm to the climbing garden
    Routes: the rock wall is south-facing, the level of difficulty of the about 60 routes stretches from 4 to 8a, whereby most areas are between 6a and 7b - also bouldering is possible


Val Senales valley:

  • Saustall / Val Senales
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to Naturno and to the entrance of the Val Senales valley, park in front of the first tunnel
    Access: walk round the tunnel and follow the road for about 200 m
    Routes: 2 routes up to 6a to 6c, 10 routes up to 7b, 14 routes up to 8a, 11 routes up to 8a

Val Venosta valley:

  • Monte Orso - Solda
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to the Resia Pass, at the junction Prato Stelvio/Solda park at the Monte Orso lift facility
    Access: follow path no. 3 for about 40 minutes
    Routes: 4 routes up to 5a, 4 routes up to 6a, 2 routes up to 6c, 1 routes up to 7b

  • Nesselwand - Lasa
    How to arrive: drive from Merano to Lasa, in the village centre follow the Via Schneider road, turn left behind the bridge and then turn right, proceed to Parnetz on a metalled road, park at a house
    Access: walk from the parking area left to the rail track, follow the rail track, on the forest road, across the river, across the forest aisle to the climbing garden
    Routes: 1 routes up to 5a, 4 routes up to 6a, 9 routes up to 6c, 19 routes up to 7b, 13 routes up to 8a, 1 route up to 8a


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