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Via Ferrata recommended route

Climbing garden Simmering

Via Ferrata · Oetztal
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Small climbing gardens featuring slightly inclining cliffs of slab rocks with some difficult grooves and ledges. Depending on the temperatures, this climbing garden can be accessed also in winter thanks to its south-eastern location..

Exception: Due to an agreement with the huntsman please do not between 31 October and 31 To climb in December!


PLEASE NOTE: Due to restoring and rock clearing work, the climbig garden is largely closed until further notice. Only the sections "Grauer Pfeiler", "Koralle" and "Plankton" are open and accessible via the eastern entry.



General Route Grading: +++

Route length: 10 - 30 meters

Difficulty / number of routes: 4- - 8-, 57 routes

Route Type: single-pitch rotues, multi-pitch routes

Structure / Quality of the rock: solid, grey, plate-like limestone / mostly very good

Safety: ++

Altitude: 750 meters

Best seasons: spring, summer, fall, warm winter days 

Facing: south-east

To the rocks: 15 minutes 

Parking: ++

Family-friendly: +

Beginner-friendly: ++




More details about the climbing garden / www.climbers-paradise.com

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Update: November 30, 2021
Highest point
857 m
Lowest point
854 m
Best time of year
Cardinal direction
0:20 h

Safety information


Useful advice and a few tips to make climbing easier and safer:


  1. Get familiar with the equipment: use only standardized mountain sports equipment (CE sign) & study instructions for use accurately
  2. Partner check before starting: double-check your knots, harness buckle, belay system, karabiners, snaplinks and the end of the rope
  3. Let your climbing partner know what's going on: communication prevents misunderstandings, let your belayer know when he has to take your weight on the rope
  4. Act respectfully: respect other climbers and inform them of mistakes and dangers; always respect areas where climbing is not allowed
  5. Protect your head
  6. No rope on rope contact
  7. Warm up before you start climbing: gymnastics and warm-up climbing protects your joints, muscles and tendons
  8. Full attention while belaying: the life of your climbing partner is in your hands
  9. It is strictly forbidden to fix new climbing hooks



No matter if you enjoy sports climbing or a via ferrata tour, you should always take a first aid kit and a cell phone with a full battery with you!


Emergency call

140 – Mountain Rescue – Alpine Emergency Call

112 – European Emergency Call (works with any mobile phone & in any network available)


No signal?

Without a radio network signal or in a dead spot no emergency call is possible. Change to a better location and dial 112 regularly. European Emergency Call: Access to any network available if you switch on your mobile phone and dial 112 instead of the PIN code or if you use the SOS Emergency Call feature.


Accident reporting

  • Who reports/callback number?
  • Where exactly is the accident site?
  • What happened?
  • How many injured persons?
  • Weather conditions at the accident site?


Tirol Mountain Rescue Emergency App

Smartphone users can install the new emergency call app of “Bergrettung Tirol”. It helps to place an emergency call and transmits your own location data at the same time.

HERE you can download the app for iOS devices

HERE you download it for Android smartphones


Tips and hints

More details about climbing in Ötztal:



Internet tip: Climbers Paradise

The Climbers Paradise internet platform not only informs about the huge range of climbing possibilities in Ötztal but also acts as a hazard detection center strongly focusing on safety in climbing sports. Also available as an app for iPhones and Android smartphones.




The new "Sport climbing - via ferrata - ice climbing - Holiday Regions of Imst, Pitztal and Ötztal" climbing guide contains the most up to date topographic details of countless climbing areas within the holiday regions of Imst, Pitztal and Ötztal.

The climbing guidebook features all areas incl. route lists, route statistics, area descriptions, toolbars, topographic details, directions and photos. Plus quotes and descriptions by local experts and climbers, talking about their favorite rock climbing areas.

This ring file is particularly handy as it can be completely opened and folded. Many outstanding climbing and landscape pictures promise a perfect impression of the respective rocks, via ferrata routes and ice falls. In short: A modern climbing guide that leaves nothing to be desired and makes you yearning for a climbing adventure in the holiday regions of Imst, Pitztal and Ötztal.

Climbing guide content:

  • 1 Area overview map
  • 3 Overview sketches of rock climbing area
  • 2 Overview sketches of ice climbing area
  • 44 How to get to the rock climbing areas or via ferratas
  • 85 How to get to the ice climbing areas
  • 124 Topographic details of rock climbing areas or via ferratas
  • 380 Pictures

Authors: Günter Durner, Gerhard Gstettner

Pages: 306 Format: 22 x 18 cm, ring file (half covered) in landscape format

ISBN: 978-3-946613-00-8

Price: € 25.60

The climbing guide is available at all Ötztal Tourismus information offices. You can order it also by phone on +43 (0) 57200 or via e-mail: info@oetztal.com



Climbing garden Simmering (854 m)


Climbing garden Simmering

Turn-by-turn directions

The access is via the motorway overpass and then to the right. After 15 minutes you reach the forest path to the climbing garden.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at


Getting there

Haiming liegt im Westen Österreichs im Bundesland TIROL, im Inntal. Für Ihre Anreise mit dem Auto planen Sie die optimale Reiseroute von Ihrem Heimatort mit dem Routenplaner gleich online:  https://www.google.at/maps


From Haiming to the village's rafting center (follow the signposts), keep to the left, cross the Autobahn on the right after approx. 100 m (gravel trail), straight ahead towards the climbing garden.


A small parking area is available.


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


normal climbing equipment required

Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Via ferrata set
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
  • Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
  • Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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