- The Whole Year Round
Very nice routes in the 6th, 7th and 8th degree of difficulty. Very good protection. Almost all of the now over 70 routes were first climbed by Josef Gstöttenmayr.
78 routes from 5 to 9- (7-26 metres)
For topos and route descriptions, see www.klettern-im-ennstal.at
Best time of day/year
March to November, sometimes windy
Holey cellular dolomite
The rugged massif always offers shady climbs.
From the chapel southwest on the hiking trail across the meadow to the crossing over the fence. Immediately after the crossing, a path branches off to the right from the hiking trail and leads steeply uphill to the Sauzahn. From the chapel about 10 minutes.
From Steyr about 20 km, from Losenstein about 7 km.
The access from the south (see sketch) should only be used if the car can be parked without problems at the starting point (junction of several goods roads on the height west of the Sauzahnbauer), in order to prevent obstructions from vehicles of the surrounding farmers (milk trucks, etc.)!
A detour to the car park at the Schöffthaler Chapel should be self-evident and only requires a driving distance of 1.5 km: On the goods road to the east, past the Sauzahnbauer, to the road Laussa - Großraming and 200 metres to the left to the Schöffthaler-Höhe.
March to November depending on weather
From the direction of Laussa or Großraming to Schöffthaler Höhe (3 km east of Laussa). Park at the roadside by the chapel.
The Ennstalbahn runs between Linz and Weißenbach-St. Gallen. Details at www.ooevv.at
Stations are located in Ternberg, Trattenbach, Losenstein, Reichraming, Großraming, Küpfern, Kastenreith, Kleinreifling and Weißenbach-St. Gallen.
Arrival by car:
From Salzburg/Linz: A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley.
From Vienna: A1 motorway exit Haag > B42 > B122 > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Passau: A8 Passau > Wels > A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn > motorway exit Klaus > Grünburg > into the Ennstal valley
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