Back in the 1980s it was local climbing legend Reinhard Schiestl from Längenfeld who started creating climbing routes in the Ötztal Alps, many of which still exist today.
Beginners can learn everything about rock climbing with a guide from the Obergurgl Alpine School, while more experienced climbers will find plenty of challenging routes in the sheer rockfaces throughout the valley, including:
- over 600 marked climbing routes,
- six fixed-rope via ferrata climbing routes,
- 16 climbing gardens.