Hohe Wand is an extensive sub-alpine climbing area just an hours drive from Vienna. It is a beautiful place and a popular tourist destination, the whole area being a nature park, with a skywalk lookout over the cliffs themselves. The routes are up to 250m in length and usually bolted. The rock is sometimes of poor quality (in the lower sections) and sometimes outstanding (higher up). Because of the altitude and the fact that it is south facing, climbing is possible nearly all year round, although avoid hot sunny summer days and cold snowy winter ones. As well as many multi pitch rock routes, there are also a number of Klettersteigs in the area.
Sport and bolted routes
|Topo Ref||Route||Sport Grade||Length||Quality||Description||Tick|
Formerly known as the HTL Steig, the ÖTL is one of the hardest Klettersteigs in lower Austria. Topo: https://www.bergsteigen.com/touren/klettersteig/oetk-klettersteig-hohe-wand/
6 pitches: 6a; 6a;5c; 6a; 5c; 5a
5 pitches with UIAA grades of 4-; 4-; 5+; 5; 6. Topo: https://www.bergsteigen.com/touren/klettern/totenkoepflsteig/
|04||Ein alter Stern||6c||90m||
Climb the first pitch of Himmelspfeiler (6b) and traverse to the left side of the grass band. Then 3 pitches: 6a; 6b; 6c; Topo: https://www.bergsteigen.com/touren/klettern/ein-alter-stern/
7 pitches: 6a; 6a; 5c; 5b; 6a+; 5c; 4
The easiest route to the top of Draschgrat has 7 pitches, the top two being the hardest at grade 4.