Climbing and mountaineering in the Montafon, Vorarlberg

Thrills on the most fascinating walls, via ferratas and climbing gardens in Vorarlberg

Climbing is just like real life. Those who plan their next steps carefully come closer to their goals. Perhaps this is why this sport is attracting more people than ever before. And the Montafon is a true El Dorado for climbing enthusiasts in the Alps. Here beginners and professionals alike find climbing routes from easy to challenging, and tricky rock walls surrounded by breath-taking views in the Silvretta, Rätikon and Verwall ranges. Those who are curious about the sport, and everyone who wants to perfect his or her climbing and safety techniques, can catch some fresh mountain air in the climbing garden.

Zimba - The Matterhorn of the Montafon

The climbing mountain for the truly daring

The 2,643 metre-high mountain has fascinated Alpinists across the entire country for generations. Zimba is also often described as the Montafon’s Matterhorn because of its unusual shape. There is no hiking trail or via ferrata up to the summit, and it takes courage, a head for heights and fitness to conquer the demanding rock tour with degree of difficulty III.

The route leads from the Heinrich Hueter Hütte at 1,766 metres. From there, it continues to the Zimbajoch and then leads along the western ridge to the summit cross. But all the effort is amply rewarded: A fantastic view of the surrounding Alps awaits everyone who pushes themselves to their limits. You can also test your limits with the assistance of an experienced Montafon mountain guide.

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Mountain experiences for climbing


Via Ferrata St. Anton in Montafon

Climbing along the waterfall

Zimba 2,643 m

The climbing mountain for the truly daring
Klettersteig Röbischlucht | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Daniel Zangerl

Röbischlucht via ferrata

Along the thunderous waters
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Via ferratas in the Montafon

Klettersteig Gauablickhöhle | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Stefan Kothner

“A via ferrata is more than a couple of hooks spread across a rock face.”

A via ferrata paradise for pros and beginners

Whether challenging or easy, in a valley or high-Alpine - you will find the right via ferrata for your abilities and your taste in the mountains of Vorarlberg.

Secured with belts, ropes and karabiners, 17 via ferrata in the Montafon lead through ravines, along waterfalls and even through a cave.

Via ferrata are the perfect opportunity for ambitious hikers to also advance in a vertical direction.
Always under the instruction of a mountain guide. This ensures that nothing can go wrong and guarantees
fun. But be careful: it’s addictive!


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Immerse yourself in the mountain world of the Montafon

Röbischlucht via ferrata, Gauablickhöhle via ferrata and Piz Buin ascent

Climbing in the Montafon

Climbing gardens in the Montafon

High up on a fixed rope

You will find a large selection of climbing gardens with varying degrees of difficulty and many routes in the Montafon for training with a via ferrata set as well as for practising climbing via ferratas with degrees of difficulty A to C. Under the instruction of a guide, you can learn to move vertically, especially at the easily accessible via ferratas in Latschau and Rifa.

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Indoor climbing & bouldering

You can refine your technique on rainy days in the nearby indoor climbing halls.

Saarbrücker Hütte | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH Schruns, Andreas Haller

The loveliest mountain huts in the Montafon

Warm hospitality and magnificent views

You certainly can’t miss out on a stop in one of the rustic huts and mountain restaurants where you can restore your strength with Montafon specialities or Kaiserschmarrn (sugar raisin pancakes).

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Montafon Weather

St. Anton im Montafon
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