Philosophy in Routesetting
At the Innsbruck climbing centre, we attach great importance to high quality route setting. Even on the easiest routes, we want to make you aware of the beauty and elegance of climbing moves and get you excited about our sport. The members of our route setting team also work as trainers and use this experience to enhance the technical, physical and mental requirements appropriate for the level of difficulty. The more difficult the routes or boulders, the more diverse the required techniques, the more finger strength or blocking power is required and the greater the mental challenges are faced, so that you sometimes have to climb smarter, braver or faster. In this way you learn more with each increasing level of difficulty.
If you don't have balanced climbing skills in the three key areas (technique, strength and mind), not all routes will suit you equally. Our training tip for anyone who wants to increase their level of difficulty is: As soon as you can climb several routes or boulders with different characteristics at your level, try your hand at routes that are more difficult. It takes you further on all levels. As the wise old climber says: "If you want to climb hard, you don't just have to climb a lot, you also have to climb hard".
Current Boulder Setting
A total of 200 boulder problems in eight different colours/levels of difficulty are available to you in a bouldering area of 1250 ㎡. The coloured boulder area, also known as the parkour area, is 600 ㎡ inside and 200 ㎡ outside. On the upper floor is the 200 ㎡ spray wall, a very steep training wall used by the climbing association, which can be used by all visitors outside of the reserved times. At the far end of the bouldering area is the so-called "Rondell", where the climbing association sets up its competition boulders. The somewhat smaller and flatter spray wall of 50 ㎡ is located on the training course gallery above the ramp, which is peppered with long traverses through the large roof. You can find out more about what we offer for bouldering in the description of the climbing hall.
HOW OFTEN ARE THE BOULDERS REBUILT?
Almost every Wednesday we are busy redesigning one of the eight sectors in the boulder area, so that almost every week 30 new coloured boulder problems are created for you. We usually manage to redesign the entire course area every two months. Over the whole year, there are a total of 1600 new boulder problems.
The bouldering areas in the training area, especially the spray wall in the BLZ training area and the rondell, are subject to a different rebuilding cycle. These are primarily based on the various training phases, but also on the tests and competitions run by the climbing association.
Whoever is in the boulder area can see which sector is to be rebuilt in the current or following week by checking the overview board in the long corridor. The individual sectors in the parkour area have the following names: Pilz, Verschneidung, Dach, Rampe, Campus, Platte, outdoor left and outdoor right.
Team Boulder setting
Our fixed team for bouldering consists exclusively of national and international route setters. Among them: Georg Weber, Reini Scherer, Flo Murnig, Kornelius Obleitner and Celina Schoibl.
With occasional help from the boulder builders and trainers of the climbing association:
Jorg Verhoeven (international route-setter), Fabian Leu (national route-setter), Hannes Brunner (national route-setter), Kilian Fischhuber (national route-setter), Katharina Saurwein (national route-setter), und other trainers and guest route-setter like: Reini Fichtinger, Jacopo Larcher, Stefano Scarperi, Mauro Schwaszta, …
Weber GeorgChief Routesetter
Scherer Reinholdformer international Routesetter
Murnig Flointernational Routesetter
Obleitner Korneliusnational Routesetter
Schoibl CelinaRookie Routesetter
Indoor & Outdoor
It is climbed by color (holds + structures)
Gray structures are neutral and may always be used
Starting holds at Boulder are marked with white dots
Special boulders with shorter moves are marked separately
Wie werden die Boulder bewertet?
Wir bewerten jeden Boulder nach einer Nummernskala zwischen 1 (sehr einfach) bis 9 (sehr schwer). Die Bewertungen werden möglichst nahe unter den Startgriffen befestigt, wobei nur einer der Startggriffe eine Bewertung erhält, falls es zwei Startgriffe gibt. Jeder Startgriff ist zusätzlich mit einem weißen Punkt neben dem Griff oder im Schraubenloch markiert. Boulder mit kürzeren Zügen sind mit einem "KIDS SIZE" Schild gekennzeichnet. Dies muss nicht unbedingt heißen, dass diese Boulder nur den Kindern vorbehalten sind, sondern dass wir weite Züge vermeiden und die Boulder nicht ganz bis an das Ende der Wand bauen.
- Kleiner Turm
- Kleiner Turm
There is 4500 ㎡ of climbing area available for rope climbing. Of this, 3000 ㎡ are indoors and 1500 ㎡ are outdoors. There are usually 2 - 3 routes in different colours and levels of difficulty per line, so that you can go for it on almost 550 different routes with levels of difficulty from 4a to 9b. In addition, there are six auto-belay stations, 14 top-rope stations and between 2 and 4 speed climbing routes. The steep competition and training areas of the climbing association can also be used by any visitor outside of the reserved times. You can find out more about our range available from the route list or under the description of the climbing hall.
HOW OFTEN ARE THE ROUTES REBUILT?
As a rule, we rebuild a sector every Monday with 6 lines each. Around 15 new routes are created every week. If you are on the premises you can check which sector is to be rebuilt in the current or following week or next from the overview board at the entrance to the rope climbing hall. The holds are dismantled early in the morning and then washed. However, the new routes are assembled with different holds from our warehouse, so that our holds rotate gradually throughout the hall. On average, we manage to completely redesign the entire hall every 8-9 months using our sophisticated rotation system. Due to the very use, the auto-belay (Toppas) area is rebuilt every 2 - 4 months. The training course area and the outdoor area are only reset once a year due to high utilization during the winter months. In total, we build around 850 new routes for you every year. New routes are first labelled using tape for 1 week and only after then entered into the system once the grades have been confirmed.
The steep areas of the training area, both indoors and outdoors, are subject to a different rebuild cycle and are reset by the climbing association 2 to 3 times a year according to their training program and competitions.
Zu unserem fixen Team für den Routenbau gehören ausschließlich nationale und internationale Routenbauer:innen. Unter ihnen: Reini Scherer, Georg Weber und Flo Murnig.
Im überhängenden Bereich des Leistungszentrums bauen hauptsächlich die Routenbauer:innen und Trainer:innen des Kletterverbandes:
Jorg Verhoeven (nat. Routenbauer), Fabian Leu (nat. Routenbauer), Hannes Brunner (nat. Routenbauer), Christopher Hurm (nat. Routenbauer), Katharina Sauerwein (nat. Rouenbauerin) und weitere Trainer:innen bzw. int. Gastroutenbauer:innen wie: Reini Fichtinger, Jacopo Larcher, Stefano Scarperi, Jan Zbranek, Adam Pustelnik, ...
Scherer ReinholdEhemaliger internationaler Routenbauer
Murnig Flointernationaler Routenbauer