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The Kanzianiberg Climbing Park near Lake Faak, steeped in tradition, is probably Austria’s largest rock-climbing centre. In addition to sport climbing routes at all levels of difficulty, there are several secured fixed rope routes (Via Ferratas) for entry level to advanced level climbers. There is a large variety of short, secured climbs and routes to all sides.
From the car park walk south a short distance and on the left you can start climbing on a secured route which will take you to the secured ‘Grosser Prasvale’ (Big Prasvale Crag). To get to the ‘Kleiner Prasvale‘ (Small Prasvale Crag), you cross the rope bridge. Trackless, you climb up to the Sonnwendkopf, return and cross via a secured overhang and climb down a short way, before you follow the route north under the Prasvale. After a short climb you will reach the point from which you started the climb to the ‘Kleiner Prasvale’.
Next you cross south and via ropes you can climb to the top and then cross back north. Take the ladder down to the place from which you started to climb the ‘Kleiner Prasvale’. From here you can climb down to the car park (parts of this will be on gravel paths).
The rock of the Kanzianiberg is compact and well structured. The rock faces can be up to 60 m high. The Kanzianiberg offers 300 routes or, more specifically, 400 rope lengths and therefore there is something suitable for each degree of difficulty.
Fixed Rope Routes (Via Ferrata)
At the Kanzianiberg there are several secured routes, which can be combined to create a varied circuit, the Magic Mountain Trail. The two rock faces in close proximity to the car park are a good area for practice and introductory climbing. We also recommend the guided climbs organised by the Alpinschulen (Alpine Schools), which include the Flying Fox between the Grosser and Kleiner Prasvale and diverse abseiling passages.
Event: The Kanzianiberg is the home of the 80s climbing marathon ‘KingOfKanzi’, which annually offers a quality programme for all rock-climbing enthusiasts. In addition, the event is attended by well-known members of the climbing fraternity and mountaineering scene. Previous attendees include, among others, Steve House, Sean Villanueva, Hans Kammerlander, Angelika Rainer and Nico Favresse. Make sure you don’t miss out on this event!
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