The only winter climbing route in Tyrol is a meeting point for all ski tourers enthusiasts. It lies in the Rendl area, is 850 metres long, safeguarded with a steel cable, and is regarded as scenically charmingly.
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For skiers and snowboarders, St. Anton am Arlberg has been the absolute ultimate for a long time, of course touring fans also rave about it. One of the reasons is the winter climbing route in the Rendl ski area, it is the only one in Tyrol and moreover scenically beautiful.
The start of the climbing route lies almost directly at the top station Riffl II whereby a long strenuous incline unfolds. Here it follows along the Rifflgrate to the front Rendlspitze at 2816 meters up to the Rossfalls gap at 2732 meters.
"One sees the whole Verwall group and the Lechtaler Alps, depending on the weather situation the view even stretches into South Tyrol", said Roman Falch, the manager of the Rendl gondola who, together with the mountain rescue services, laid out the climbing route. The climbing route, suitable for intermadiate ski tourers, has a length of 850 metres and is safeguarded throughout with a steel cable.
Approximately 20% of the way must be climbed directly over rocks, the rest is straightforward going.
"Whoever wants first tracks on the mountain after a fall of new snow has his work cut out for him", Roman Falch explains "but the exertions are well worth it."
At the end of the climbing path marvellous descents await - either by the Malfon valley to Pettneu or over the Rossfall then through the Moss valley back again to St. Anton am Arlberg.
Good climbing equipment (climbing belt and carbine) as well as touring shoes are absolutely necessary for this 2-hour tour beside your skis or snowboard.
If you don't have a lift pass and want to do this tour it costs just € 16.50 to travel to the start with the Rendl gondola.
By the way: We recommend guided tours from the Ski Schools
in St. Anton am Arlberg for this winter climbing route.