Climb the Hochkönig during your summer holiday

Paradise for mountain enthusiasts: Climbing in Maria Alm, Saalfelden & the surrounding area

The Hochkonig Massif is a real insider tip – the 2943 metres high mountain in Austria belongs to the Northern Limestone Alps and offers everything a true mountaineer’s heart could possibly desire. Climbing and mountaineering routes, ranging from simple to difficult, ensure variety during your Alpine summer holidays in Austria’s Alps.

The Hochkonig Massif is a mountain with many faces and offers perfect conditions for rock climbing and mountaineering during your Alpine summer holidays in Salzburg. Equipment, check - and off you go!

Paar beim Klettern in Mühlbach am Hochkönig

Classics & new alpine routes on the Hochkönig

Whether you choose a frequently climbed top route, venture on a path for individualists or explore exciting climbing terrains - climbing in Maria Alm, Saalfelden and the area around the Hochkönig is always an experience. The region is divided into sectors A to D:

  • Sector A+B: South Wall & Weather Wall.
  • Sector C: Mandlwände
  • Sector D1: Torsäule
  • Sector D2-D5: Immlauer mountains

Via ferrata around Maria Alm

A highlight is the climb to the summit of the Hochkönig, more precisely to the Franz-Eduard-Matrashaus. The well-known main ascent from the Arthurhaus in Mühlbach is 10 kilometers long and also suitable for beginners. Sure-footed and giddy climbing fans choose the alpine variant via the Teufelslöcher.

A scenic via ferrata to the Selbhorn, the highest peak of the Steinernes Meer, begins in Krallerwinkl. Approximately six hours and just under 12 kilometers later, you will have reached the highest point at 2,655 meters.

Hardy people dare the difficult but spectacular Königsjodler Klettersteig. This trail, peppered with narrow passages and gorges, takes you along the ridge edge to the Teufelshörnen, the Kummetstein and the Hoher Kopf. Wonderful views and the feeling of having overcome your own limits are on top.

Your hosts will be happy to inform you about other routes or you can find your favorite route yourself. Here everyone finds his way!

climbing hall "felsenfest"

Indoor-playground: climbing hall in Saalfelden

You still need some dry practice until you can go climbing in the wild? Then the Felsenfest climbing gym in Saalfelden is your perfect training ground. 1,700 square meters of climbing space with an outdoor lead climbing area and an outdoor bouldering wall await you there. That means 250 lead climbing routes and 150 bouldering routes. Centrally located at one of the main traffic hubs of the Pinzgau and only 6 kilometers away from AlpenParks Maria Alm, the climbing hall in Saalfelden is thus the best indoor playground for learning and practicing.

Dare the mountain adventure with a professional

If you still have too much respect for the mountains, you can also set off with state-certified mountain guides. They will give you important tips for hiking, mountaineering or climbing, guide you to beautiful places and pass on their passion for the mountains. The following contacts will show you the way up to the summit:

Alpine Ski School Maria Alm
Markus Hirnböck
Tel: +43 664 44 11 206

Hochkönig Guide
Peter Gamsjäger
Tel: +43 676 86 02 28

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