Climbs 1000
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2996m a.s.l
Faces all

Crag features

Dachstein is a huge plateau mountain with south faces up to 1000m in height, an assortment of small glaciers and every conceivable type of mountain activity - climbing, via ferratas, ski mountaineering, caving.

Climbing started as early as the 1880ies, and there are quite a few big classics up to 50 (!) pitches. Many of these now have some bolts at the belays, but are still mountaineering routes with a glacier descent. In another development, more userfriendly bolted climbing at amenable grades and on shorter (200-350m) walls on the plateau have been developed. These are reached from the rather pricey cable car and have walk-ins up to one hour.

Several guidebooks are availlable that are more or less selective as well as quite a few topos across a variety of internet sites.

Topos of the Via ferratatas can be found here:

Several Topos available at and

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
VI **1
 Torstein 2947m 
4SE ridgeII **1
5WindlegergratV ** 
6SchinkoverschneidungVII- ***1
 Dachstein 2996m 
V- 3
9North ridgeIII+ ***1
 Dirndl 2832m 
11MaixkanteVI ***1
12Pfannl-PernerIV *** 
13OstverschneidungV **2
14West ridgeIII **1
15FerchtlgeistVI ** 
16East crackVI+ **1
 Koppenkarstein 2860m 
18SW Peterka
IV **2
V ***1
20KompaktpfeilerVI ***1
21SW Pillar
IV+ ***2
22SO-Pfeiler direktVII 1
23Tour für heisse TageV- ***1
24ParalleleV- ***1
IV+ ** 
26Leichte Beute
28South face Steiner Gödel
VI- *1
VI+ ** 
30South chimney
III+ *1
 Gjaidstein 2792m 
32West faceV+ ***1
34GosauseetriathlonV+ **1

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