Sylvenstein Waterfalls WI 2 - WI 4

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Bavaria, Germany, Europe
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Ice Climbing
WI 2 - WI 4

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Sylvenstein Waterfalls WI 2 - WI 4
Created On: Jan 23, 2007
Last Edited On: Sep 30, 2007


The Sylvenstein reservoir in the border area between Germany and Austria offers various routes for beginners and advantaged ice climbers.
The waterfalls are a little bit hard to find and are hidden in the woods around the lake.

Getting There

Coming from Bad Tölz (Germany), via Lenggries you reach the Sylvenstein reservoir.
Take the road to the left, signed B 307 in direction to Achensee and follow for a few kilometres, the reservoir on your right side.
You cross a bridge and reach Austria, directly behind the bridge is a small park range on the right side.
From this park range follow the footsteps towards the wood for about 1,5 kilometers and turn left , entering a small valley to the lower basin, ascending a few meters you reach the upper basin.

For the way from the park range to the valley it might be useful to have snowshoes, especially when you have a lot of snow in the winter

Route Description

The waterfalls are located in two basins, you can see the upper basin enroute.

The first basin offers different routes of WI 4 all about 25 meters height.

The upper basin offers several routes from WI 2 to WI 3, also about 25 meters height.

There are a lot of drilled hooks for using top ropes and some slings to rappel.

The best time for climbing is during the week, at weekend a lot of climbers are there and it’s a popular training area for ice classes

Essential Gear

All you need for ice climbing:
ice tools,
two 60 meter half ropes or a single rope for top rope,
helmet and of course some ice screws.
Snowshoes for the approach


Sylvenstein Waterfalls WI 2 - WI 4

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