Fixed rope route Mahdlgupf on Lake Attersee in Austria - © Outdoor Leadership

Attersee fixed rope route Mahdlgupf

Rock climing on Lake Attersee

This is a long and beautiful, yet not too difficult, fixed rope route to the Mahdlgupf directly at Lake Attersee. The route along the enormous "White Wall", does demand a certain level of physical fitness - almost 1200 rope metres lead to the ascent directly alongside the crest! The middle piece of the route is very steep and partly open. After a rest in the so-called "forest", it follows a long ridge section, which provides a wonderful hike with views of the lake as well as short steep fixed rope passages. At the end of the route, you climb up a steeper wall to the crest. The fixed rope route is a very nice alternative to the very crowded vie ferrate at the "Drachenwand" and is a great pleasure-route with a real beach feeling! For detailed description have a look at the topographic map: the difficult passages are in the middle part. One part is D (small pass), a few parts are C/D (steep passages), however, most parts of the route are B/C. You will need complete climbing equipment and a helmet. The route is well secured with a strong steel rope and foot anchors.

Safety on the rock face

In recent years rock climbing has developed encouragingly strong and each year inspires more and more people. Its versatility means you get a taste of everything: whether hard tracks in the Boulder room or indoor climbing hall, long routes with alpine ambience or leisurely tours on a sunny cliff - in climbing, regardless of age, everyone finds their individual conditions. Safety guidelines play an important role in enabling you to enjoy this fascination to the full. The best advice for "correct" climbing in the Salzkammergut region can be found here.

Cliff Challenge

The fascinating mountain environment of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut fulfills the alpine dreams of any mountain enthusiast. All around Lake Hallstatt, tricky rock faces with varying degrees of difficulty provide adventure for both advanced and novice climbers. Whoever thinks that fixed-rope routes are only for ‘wannabe’ climbers are deluding themselves. Throughout the Hallstatt and Gosau region, there are plenty of routes that will cause even the most experienced climber to break a sweat. The regional fixed-rope routes include the legendary ‘Seewandkletterstieg’ (Lake Wall Route) between Hallstatt and Obertraun - one of the most difficult courses in Austria. You can find a listing of this and other routes in our extensive online portal for climbing.

Informationen at a glance

  • Starting place: 4853 Steinbach am Attersee
    Destination: 4853 Steinbach am Attersee
    Duration: 3.5 hours
    Length: 1.2 km
    Metres of altitude: 781m
    Lowest point: 480m
    Highest point: 1261m

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