Climbing in the Arlberg region

If you are looking for a suitable area for climbing, then you have come to the right place in the Arlberg region. From simple via ferratas that can be mastered by beginners to challenging steep sections, everything is there. Of course, there is also the option of being accompanied by a mountain guide who will provide helpful tips and techniques for a successful climbing tour. Explore the varied climbing areas in and around the Lechquellengebirge mountains as you embark on an unforgettable climbing adventure in Lech am Arlberg.

Vorarlberg Alpin offers to explore the climbing routes in the Arlberg region together with you. They offer climbing courses that are individually tailored to the skills of the course participants. Guided alpine tours are also available on request.


The best place to start this route is from the Ravensburger Hut, which is located above Lake Spullersee. The northern edge of the Roggalspitze is known as one of the most beautiful climbing routes in Vorarlberg. However, at 300 meters in altitude, this climbing route is quite a demanding tour that can challenge even experienced climbers. The route runs on stable rock, partly along and partly directly on the ridge, which leads to the summit at 2,673 m. Once at the top, you can expect a brilliant view of the rocky mountain peaks of the Rätikon, the Alpstein and the Arlberg.

More detailed information about the climbing route can be found here:

Die Roggalspitze am Arlberg
Blick auf die Plattnitzer

Plattnitzer Jochspitze

To the west of Spullersee lies the Plattnitzer Jochspitze, which is a popular destination for hikers and alpine climbers. It’s best to start at the Ravensburger Hut and hike to Spullersee up to the northern dam. At the junction to the Freiburger Hütte you have to follow the signposts and then hike uphill in a westerly direction towards the Grüner Bühel. After a short section of flat terrain that offers an impressive view of the Pfaffeneck, the path climbs significantly again. At the next signpost “Dalaaser Schütz” you should not follow the path to the Freiburger Hütte, but rather the narrow path that runs flat across the open meadow to the south. Follow the path further west along the steep grassy slope of the Plattnitzer Jochspitze until the avalanche barriers become visible. The path then takes you past the avalanche barriers for the last few meters along the ridge to the summit cross.

More detailed information about the climbing route can be found here:

Rote Wand

The Rote Wand in Vorarlberg is the second highest peak in the Lechquelle Mountains and is known for its special appearance, which is caused by the red limestone. Climbing the mountain is only recommended for experienced mountaineers with advanced skills, as the climb is quite demanding. The last section in particular requires sure-footedness and a head for heights. Most people start their route directly at Lake Formarin, which leads over the upper Laguzalpe. From there we continue, with the hidden glacier in view, along the ridge up to the impressive summit at 2,704 meters. The way back follows the same path as the ascent.

More detailed information about the climbing route can be found here:

Die Rote Wand in Lech am Arlberg
Frau am Klettern an der Boulderwand im Sportpark Lech am Arlberg

Bad weather program

If you are hit by bad rainy weather despite the summer months, but still want to let out your energy climbing, then the sports park in Lech is the solution for you. Here you can practice your climbing skills on the indoor climbing and bouldering wall. The climbing park is ideal for beginners and also for experienced climbers. The park also offers a slackline where you can test your balance. You can find opening times and further information here.

Other popular climbing destinations

The Arlberg area is home to a number of recommended climbing parks that appeal to both experienced mountaineers and beginners. These parks offer a wide range of challenges, from steep cliffs to family-friendly routes, allowing you to experience the stunning Alpine landscape from a unique perspective.

Kind am Klettern in Lech am Arlberg bei Kinderprogramm
Frühlingswiese in Damüls, Vorarlberg
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