Hundreds of alpine climbing tours await you at the Hochkeil leisure mountain around the Hochkönig.
For a casual start, there’s our bouldering room in the Hochkeilhaus.
Bouldering goes in any weather! For 3.- Euro in the high wedge house
Climbing on the Hochkönig!
The insider tip at the southeastern corner of the Berchtesgaden Alps, offers a rich variety of activities for alpine climbers, sport climbers, mountaineers and via ferrata enthusiasts.
Those who appreciate enjoyable, grippy climbing routes in the best Hochkönig limestone in the 3+ to the 9th degree will feel at home in the Hochkönig with over 300 climbing routes. Really well-trained mountaineers get their money’s worth with the Königsjodler, one of Austria’s top climbing routes.
The Hochkönigsjodler – climbing length: 1700 m – height difference: 900 m – only suitable for experts!
Area overview from Hochkönig
The Hochkönig belongs to the mighty mountain ranges of the Northern Limestone Alps. A mountain with many faces and full of alpine riches: ski tours, from easy to extreme, climbing routes in excellent limestone that can hardly be found anywhere else. Numerous beautiful tours with additional information, photos and topos can be found in the climbing guide alpin Hochkönig by our legend Albert Precht.
Map: Kompass maps, Hochkönig (No.15) / Alpine Club maps Hochkönig 1:25.000
Climbing on the Hochkönig
- South wall & weather wall, sector A,B
The alpine and solitary walls of the Hochkönig south face and the Wetterwand with wall heights of up to 800 m, offer numerous alpine classics (e.g. Gloria Patri 6+, Dienter Weg 6, Freier than Paul Preuß 7). The bright, climbing-friendly limestone rewards the somewhat longer and more arduous approaches. Some of the very serious alpine routes, have been rehabilitated and can now be climbed with much pleasure and little risk.
- Mandlwände, Sector C
In the landscape, the imposing ridge of the Mandlwand, formed by many bizarre peaks and towers, appears quite different. Climbers who prefer the solitary and individual will find almost countless opportunities here.
- Gate column, sector D1
One look from the Tauern Highway is enough to be captivated by this bizarre rock formations. And the rock quality keeps what the optics promises
- Climbing on the Hochkönig
The climbing-friendly limestone and the south-facing location attract many climbers – no wonder that the south face is the most climbed wall on the Hochkönig, with over 36 refurbished tours. Some of them are very frequently climbed and are among the top routes in the Northern Limestone Alps: Jolly Joker 9, Opera Vertical 8+, Africa 8.Most of the classic routes have been rehabilitated and are becoming increasingly popular.
- Immlauer mountains, sector D2 – D5
The area of the Immlau Mountains offers extensive terrain for all types of climbing. The walls of the Torsäule, Schober and Flachfeld are the most visited of the Hochkönig. The choice of enjoyable, well-secured and easily accessible routes leaves nothing to be desired.
The climbing pioneer on the Hochkönig
Albert Precht is inextricably linked to the development of climbing on the Hochkönig. The number of his first ascents has now exceeded 1000. The exceptional Austrian climber, whose reputation among insiders is legendary, has shied away from the public eye until now. Unfortunately, he passed away too soon.
Notorious are its routes, which were characterized by the most sparse protection and a hard classification. Repeaters had to add a degree of difficulty to Precht’s rating, well and good.
Book tip: A. Precht: A Thousand and One Ways. The autobiography “Tausend und Ein Weg” – introduced by Oswald Öltz reveals a profound personality and documents the development of modern alpinism over four decades.
All info comes from www.arthurhaus.at