Climbing in the Geopark


So much mountain, so much rocks, so much nature. No wonder the Karawanken Mountains are the perfect place for climbing.

There are countless via ferrata ranging from easy to demanding. If you include the rock-climbing centre in Bad Eisenkappel, the Dreifaltigkeitsfelsen crag in Lavamünd, the Črna na Koroškem and Koschuta climbing area that’s another 200 climbing routes for all ability levels.

But that’s not all. The climbing tower in St. Michael also has numerous routes to the top that are waiting to be discovered, including inclines and the roof. So it’s hardly surprising that this magnificent mountain scenery is a regular venue for competitions. In winter even on the 18 m-high ice tower.

If the weather is bad, you might want to go to the Boulderhalle rock climbing centre in Bad Eisenkappel or the indoor climbing centre in Zell-Sele. Here too, there is something for all ages and levels of ability.

But undoubtedly the highlight in the Geopark Karawanken is climbing on natural rock. This is where nature plays with rock: the wide geological diversity offers a perfect setting for extended climbing holidays. The people here have gone to great lengths to put an optimal and state-of-the-art infrastructure in place. Rocks to climb — walls to conquer — Earth history that comes alive.

Geopark Karawanken/Karavanke – an amazing cross-border discovery

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