"Maltatal" is a great valley in Austria for climbing waterfalls. Almost always, the waterfalls are close to the road, so easy acces.
As the valley is not very width, sunshine has not very much impact.
"Close" to each other, there are over 20 routes of different difficulty.
How to get there. The most easy way is to travel by car to Malta. After a few kilometers you will see several waterfalls mostly at your left hand. However, there are also routes on your right site.
Use this link to go to the overview maps of Maltatal:
No fees at all.
It is not allowed to camp in the wild. Use rooms in pensions in the small villages. Parking is easy. I saw a lot of cars standing aside the road. There is also a parking spot a few hundred meters after "Kerschhacklhof". Check it at the same site as mentioned before.
When To Climb
Most waterfalls should not be climbed before January 1st. Reason is that most falls are on private property, which is used for hunting etcetera. The hunting season ends December 31st.
It is allowed to climb some falls. Check the website mentioned before.
As the waterfalls in Maltatal are not very expose to direct sunlight, the climbing season lasts longer. This year (2003) even up to the end of March.
The following website gives short descriptions/topo of about 15 waterfalls which can be climbed.
Columbus (topo still under construction)
Grosser Klammfall ("Mareiner")
Kleiner Klammfall ("Marimpel")
Vorderer Keesbachfall ("Schweinchen Dick")
- Topo of several waterfalls
On this site you will find very interesting information about the climbing possibilities in the Maltatal
- Maltatal "The valley of tumbling water"
Short descriptions of waterfalls
For those of you who understand German,a useful page about ice fall conditions, weather etc.
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