Climbing & via ferrata

With the Spannagel via ferrata and the Penken climbing area, Tux-Finkenberg offers perfect conditions for fantastic climbing experiences.

Via ferrata


Very beautiful if demanding via ferrata marked by its length and exposedness.

The first, easier section (C/D) leads steeply upwards across several wall sections, one tight corner, through the “Birkenwald” across a steep section with a flake, an exposed pillar and the “Floitentritte” to a big band that marks the end of section one. If you decide against the exit to the left there, the second more difficult part awaits you.

After a harmless start, it turns out to be a steep climb that is hard on the arms, the highlight of which is the overhanging crux at difficulty “E”, 2 three-ropes-bridges and a very exposed crossing.

Some facts about the via ferrata:

  • Target group:  advanced climbers and pros
  • Difficulty: section 1 C/D – section 2 D/E
  • Climbing time: 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Altitude gain: 310m
  • Rope length: 600m
  • Getting there: From the Gasthof Neu-Ginzling you follow the path towards Tristner (local mountain of Ginzling). At the junction you continue straight ahead (5-10 minutes to get to the start).

Climbing area 


The climbing paradise in Ginzling – In the “Ewige Jagdgründe” the first sports climbing routes of the Zillertal were set up.

The striking granite blocks, which can be seen from the road, sport more than 70 routes at different levels of difficulty. This crag features differently sized granite blocks. Essentially there are five sectors and two smaller rocks. Right next to the road are the two sectors called Einhorn and Wächter.

Behind them is the sector named Häuptling, which borders to the brook. At the other side of the brook there are two further gigantic granite blocks named the Wig and Wam. Approximately 300 metres further up is the Tulfer crag, which can be already seen from the road.  


Through the Zillertal valley to Mayrhofen, into the Zemmgrund valley to Ginzling. In Ginzling you take the road towards the Schlegeis reservoir. Just before the Gasthof Breilahner are the striking granite blocks left to the road.

Opposite the crag, a large new car park for climbers was set up. Please use the car park and do not park your car next to the road.