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Press release, September 2019

Climbing with a difference

Sonnenplatten Eroeffnung
New opening of the "Sonnenplatten" climbing garden in Scharnitz

Relaxed climbing with excellent protection in grippy limestone, chill area included: this is what the new climbing garden "Sonnenplatten Scharnitz" promises. The local extreme mountaineer Heinz Zak has renovated the 51 routes from the third to the seventh degree of difficulty as well as opening up new routes; on 6 September, the joint project of the municipality of Scharnitz, the Seefeld Tourism Association and Heinz Zak was officially opened.

What makes a successful climbing day? It certainly starts long before you get to the rock – with plenty of space to park. Also high on the list for climbers: rock with good grip, well-secured routes and a wide range of difficulty levels, from easy to challenging. Right at the gateway to the Karwendel, in Scharnitz, a new climbing garden has now been built that meets all these requirements – and offers a few extra treats on top. The new "Klettergarten Scharnitz" was created together with climbing pioneer and local Heinz Zak.

The climbing garden: everything thought of
Extreme climber, filmmaker and photographer Heinz Zak has renovated the old routes of the climbing garden in recent months and brought them up to the latest safety standards. Thanks to numerous new developments, a total of more than 51 sport climbing routes in the grippy, rough Wetterstein limestone in grades III to VII now await rock-hungry climbers. The easier routes in particular are also suitable for families and beginners thanks to perfect protection. If you come by car, there are plenty of parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the climbing garden. For picnic breaks, there is also a spacious chill area with tables, benches, slacklines and a fountain with drinking water. There are also modern sanitary facilities on site.

Further information

Tourismusverband Seefeld, Lisa Krenkel MA

Kirchplatzl 128a, 6105 Leutasch