712 sport climbing routes, 52 multi-pitch routes, 8 fixed-rope routes, 20 climbing areas - Ötztal is considered one of the most versatile areas for climbers ever. Families, free climbers, beginners and professionals alike get their money’s worth amongst the region’s granite rocks. The via ferrata in Obergurgl are especially worth conquering. Just ten minutes from the Hochegg is the Zirbenwald climbing area. This climbing area offers 21 routes in difficulty levels 3 to 8 - perfect for beginners or families who want to give climbing a try in Ötztal. Also close by is the Zirbenwald via ferrata. This requires some experience: it includes two difficult level C sections, a 100-metre change in altitude, and is 400 metres long. Looking for something more demanding? In addition to offering fantastic views of the surrounding glacier, the difficult Schwärzenkamm via ferrata is 700 metres long, offers a 350-metre change in altitude, and takes around 3 hours - challenging enough even for advanced climbers. If you wish to try your hand at Obergurgl’s via ferrata under the expert guidance of professionals, then head to the Alpincenter Obergurgl. Andrä Aster, your hostess in Hochegg’s brother and head of the ski school (bitte verlinken) and the Alpincenter Obergurgl, is happy to help you find the right guide for your climbing endeavours in Ötztal.