4500 Squaremeter Climbing Area with 550 Routes from 4a to 9a
In our climbing centre, you have 4500 ㎡ of rope climbing area at your disposal. Of this, 3000 ㎡ are indoors and 1500 ㎡ are outdoors. A total of 208 lines can be climbed (143 indoor, 65 outdoor). The individual lines are usually equipped with 2 - 3 routes in different colours and levels of difficulty, so you can let rip on around 550 routes. If you want to see an overview of our route selection, you are welcome to take a look at our route database. In addition to classic climbing, there are usually four standard speed climbing routes available.
Indoor 3000 ㎡
Inside there are around 375 routes on two levels. With the exception of the three large windows, all walls of the building have climbing walls plus two spectacular climbing towers in the middle. A large overhang and two speed climbing routes are available for the climbing association (performance centre). The climbing association can reserve these two areas (green markings on the ground) for themselves exclusively. Please pay attention to the reserved training times. Outside of these times, these areas can be used by all visitors.
There are three "auto-belay" stations (automatic belay machines) available on the ground floor. On the upper floor (the training course gallery) there are three more "auto-belay" stations and 14 tope-tope stations, each with a climbing height of 13 m. Please pay attention to the reserved course times for the upper floor. Outside of these times, all visitors can use this area.
Outdoor 1500 ㎡
The architectural heart of our climbing centre are the three spectacular outdoor climbing towers. A total of around 175 routes with difficulty levels 4a to 9a are available at the competition tower, at the Sill tower and at the Speed tower. Once again, we should note that the competition tower on its north side and the speed tower with its standard speed routes can be exclusively reserved for the climbing association’s training sessions. Outside of these times all visitors may use these areas.
THE TEN MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ROPE CLIMBING
- Tope-rope? Yes, but in accordance with the regional traditions, we have somewhat less to offer in this regard. A total of 14 top-rope stations with a height of 13m are available on our training course gallery. If no course is taking place, you are welcome to use them. Note that the the course area is usually very busy from Monday to Friday from 3 p. until 9 pm. We ask you to pay attention to the reserved times.
- Auto-belay? Yes, we have a total of 6 of them. Three in the main hall and three up on the training course gallery. If you come climbing alone, you can try out a total of 30-35 different routes on the self-belay lines, where each line has 5-6 routes. Usually the difficulties range from 4a to 7b. Please note the safety instructions at the routes themselves that are specifically for the auto-belays. Please pay attention to the reserved times for the routes on the training course gallery. If the climbing association does not need its outdoor speed climbing routes for training or competition preparation, there are two other auto-belay stations with 5-6 routes each from 5c to 7c.
- Speed climbing routes? Yes, we have two indoor lanes and two outdoor lanes, although the outdoor lanes are not always available because they are sometimes used as "auto-belay" stations for public use. Please note that the climbing association can reserve these routes exclusively. Unfortunately, official timekeeping is not available, but the equipment can be borrowed from the climbing association on request.
- Safety floor? Yes we have this. Our indoor and outdoor climbing area is equipped with a safety floor from BSW. This floor helps to minimise serious injuries when landing from high up and has proven its worth several times. For this reason, we attach great importance to removing all hard objects from the fall and belay area. Hard objects like drinking bottles or belay devices have no place on the safety floor and should either be placed right against the climbing wall or put away on the shelves. Please do not use folding chairs!
- Course and/or beginner area? Yes we have this. Our training course gallery proudly boasts a climbing area of 650㎡, 13-metre high routes (around 70 routes with difficulty from 4a to 7a) and is equipped with 14 tope-rope stations and 3 auto-belay stations. If the course area is not fully occupied, it can be used by anyone. Note that from Monday to Friday the training course area is usually very busy from 3 pm to 9 pm. Please pay attention to the reserved or blocked areas.
- Competition/training area? Yes we have. Indoors, the climbing association has a 360㎡ climbing surface on the right, very steep overhang for use by its athletes when training for a competition. Outdoors, the entire, steep area with a total of 600㎡, directly across from the bistro, is considered the climbing association's competition and training area. Please note that these areas (indoors with the green markings on the ground, outdoors the entire steep north face) can be reserved exclusively by the climbing association. Outside of the climbing association’s training sessions other teams or athletes are welcome to use these areas. We recommend that foreign national teams coordinate the training options with the climbing association directly.
7c+ to 8a
8a+ to 8b
8b+ to 8c
8c+ to 9a+
- Forbidden belay devices? We have no rules about which safety devices can be used or which are forbidden. It is important that you know how to use the device you have. Due to the many distractions in the hall, we recommend, together with the Alpine Club, that you use so-called "semi-automatic devices". Tip: read the instructions and familiarise yourself with your device - observe the brake hand principle and don't forget the partner check - including a blocking test!
- Length of rope? For safety reasons, we recommend using ropes that are at least 50m long. Part of the partner check is the obligatory knot at the end of the rope!
- Safety check required? No, with us you don't have to pass a safety check before you enter the climbing hall, but you do have to register with us and thus confirm in writing that you are trained for climbing and that you follow the general climbing rules in Austria as well as our house rules. If one of our employees notice any safety issues, we reserve the right to bring this to your attention and in extreme cases, to ban you from climbing with a rope in our facility.
- Children or beginners without expert supervision? Can children climb alone? No! Children under the age of 14 are not allowed to boulder or climb without competent supervision. Even beginners who cannot confirm that they have been sufficiently trained are not allowed to climb unaccompanied. Accompanying persons must fill out the registration form completely! Young people between the ages of 14 and 18 may climb unaccompanied only with a declaration of consent from a legal guardian in the climbing gym. See registration form..
1250 square meter and 200 color boulder problems
In our climbing centre you have 1250 ㎡ of bouldering area and a little more than 200 different boulder problems available in 8 different colours representing their level of difficulty. All boulder problems of each colour/difficulty are spread over the hall resulting in a so-called boulder parkour.
600㎡ for indoor coloured boulder problems:
Most of the boulders are arranged by colour. The difficulties are from yellow (easy) through green, orange, blue, red, violet and pink to black (difficult). In addition to the classic coloured boulder problems, we use white holds to build boulder problems of different difficulty levels that are specially tailored to children's sizes. The grades are marked with a colour plaque.
200㎡ for outdoor coloured boulder problems:
Depending on the weather, our great bouldering opportunities in the outdoor area are available to you not only in summer, but also in winter. From the elevated platform you can see all the goings-on in the climbing ventre and in the bistro. The bouldering walls in the outdoor area are also used by the climbing association for national and smaller international competitions, as well as for special training sessions.
375㎡ spray wall and competition area:
The performance training centre of the climbing association includes the bouldering walls on the upper floor with many different holds for the national team to train on. This bouldering wall is called a "spray wall" and is 200 m² in size. The large campus board and several fingerboards are also located in this training area. At the far end of the bouldering area on the ground floor is the so-called "Rondell". This is used mostly by the national team to build competition boulder problems.
If the spray wall and the competition area are not reserved and cordoned off for training (or for simulated competitions) by the climbing association, other visitors to the climbing can also train there. Please pay attention to the reservation times.
Kilterboard - training device
Our latest acquisition in the middle of the bouldering area is a very large Kilterboard, which is a 4.5 m high and 6 m wide adjustable bouldering wall. With a special app, you can choose from up to 80,000 different boulder problems of varying degrees of difficulty, depending on the steepness (10° to - 70°). The problems indicated with illuminated holds.
50㎡ course gallery / spray wall
For those who want to practise or train a little less steeply, there is a separate training area above the "ramp". If no courses are taking place here and the area is not reserved, everyone can use these walls. This slightly overhanging "spray wall" is usually equipped with technical traverses, coloured boulder problems and other elements.
60㎡ Kids Bouldering:
For the little ones, a 60㎡ climbing area is available in the specially separated children's area. Here you will find a slide, many coloured boulder problems and some toys. We ask that you never leave children unattended.
Weight room - Campus - Fingerboard - Kilterboard
Modern climbing facilities offer opportunities for supplementary and compensatory training. We have set up a small, but excellent weight room for you, where you will find all the equipment that our climbing trainers have put together. Here you can find the hobby trainers as well as members of the national team and you can watch their fingers during strength training. Please note that for hygiene reasons, the weight room may not be entered barefoot or without a t-shirt. The use of magnesium is not permitted in this room. Please store the weights, bars and barbells etc. properly after use. A separate area is available for gymnastics exercises on the upper floor on the bouldering mushroom.
Campus training has become an integral part of many climbers’ training programs, especially for those at a higher level. Two campus boards are available for this type of strength training. A large one in the climbing association’s training area on the upper floor and a smaller one in the long corridor of the bouldering hall on the ground floor. Please note that the upper area may be reserved and therefore closed off during training sessions orgnaised by the climbing association.
Fingerboards (aka hangboards) are mounted directly next to the campus boards. These are used specifically for improving finger strength. Please do not place weights that some people use for training on the bouldering mat, tidy them away after use and treat the floor as gently as possible.
Of course, a modern climbing facility should not be missing a Kilterboard. This 6 m wide and 4.5 m high training wall is adjustable in steepness (+ 10 degrees slab to - 70 degrees steep) and equipped with hundreds of glowing holds. With a special APP you can choose from up to 80,000 different boulder problems with varying levels of difficulty depending on the steepness. The handholds and footholds required for each route light up in special colours. You can try the boulder problems and rate yourself worldwide.
6 AUTOMATIC SELF-BELAY STATIONS - AUTO-BELAY
Are you alone and don't have a climbing partner, yet still want to climb a few pitches with us? Then you've come to the right place, because we have installed 6 auto belays. Both on the ground floor and in our training course gallery, there are 3 devices each with 5-6 routes in the levels of difficulty 4a to 7b+ and thus a total of around 30 - 35 different routes. However, keep in mind that the training course gallery can be closed off when the course is full, which means the 3 auto-belays there won~t be available for you. The peak times of our courses are Monday to Friday, from 3 pm to 9 pm.
As long as the climbing association does not need its outdoor speed climbing routes for training or competitions, there will be two more auto-belay stations available each with 5-6 routes from 5c to 7c.
Safety advice for Auto-belays:
Since you are usually alone when climbing with the self-belay machines and do not have a climbing partner to help you with the partner check, you must observe the following:
- Before each start, do a short pull test of the rope! Make sure that you feel resistance and that the steel cable retracts by itself. In the event of malfunctions, be sure to contact our staff!
- Tie yourself into the central loop of your climbing harness with the carabiner!
- Try never to kink the steel cable when tying in!
- Make sure the carabiner is fully closed!
- Before you start climbing: Make sure that there are no hard objects or other people sitting or lying in your fall or landing area!
- Never climb out of the intended line!
- If you have a slack rope, you must not continue climbing! Note the right pace!
- When lowering, you can simply sit down and grab the blue piece of rope with one hand. Use the other hand to avoid body rotations and use it to support yourself on the climbing wall if necessary!
- Observe weight limits: minimum 20 kg, maximum 130 kg.
Put the cloth down clean!
Hook the carabiner into the rope loop and lock it!
Check sling movement and blocking!
Stay in the intended route!
Note the weight limit!
Keep fall space clear!
Much more than a climbing gym - Bergsport findet statt!
The Innsbruck climbing centre is one of the largest and most modern climbing facilities in Europe. The unique combination of a commercial climbing hall and a performance training centre has become a magnet for climbers from all over the world. The climbing facility, built in 2017 and specially equipped for the Olympics, accommodates all 3 disciplines (lead, bouldering and speed) and is a regular venue for international and national climbing competitions. Not only the elite meet here, but also amateur athletes, from young to old, from big to small and across all disciplines of mountain sports (sport climbing, bouldering, via ferrata, alpine climbing, alpinism and much more). Mountain sports in the middle of the city, or according to our claim: mountain sport is happening!
That's our Facts
|Infrastructure costs||ca. €12 million|
|Funding||4.6 Million City of Innsbruck,
4.6 million Land Tirol,
2.8 Million Bund - Ministry of Sport
|Owners / Executors||Stadt Innsbruck, IIG (Innsbrucker Immobilien GmbH)|
|Operator||Alpenverein Kletterzentrum Innsbruck GmbH (ÖAV Innesbruck)|
|Operator investments||ca.1 million for facilities|
|Employee at work||Over 50 employees (KI and KVÖ)|
|Visitors per year||250,000 people|
|SIZE OF SPORTS|
|Based - respectively Total area of use||ca 5000m²|
|Bistro Size||Place for 80 people inside
Place to 80 people outside
|Shop and Rental||yes|
|Total climbing area||5750m²|
|Wall height||generally 15 -17m
Course gallery 13m
|Number of routes||ca.|
|Number of colour boulder||ca.|
|Top Rope Stations||14 pieces in the course gallery|
|Auto-Belay backup machines||6 piece Toppas|
|Campus and Griffboard||each 2 areas|
|Kilterboard||+10 to -70 degrees|
|Child area - climbing area||60m²|
|Climber school respectively Course and Beginner Area||600m² course gallery
with Tope-Rope stations and Auto-Belay
|Safety floor /Fall protection in the lead area||yes, anywhere|