Climbing area - Bärenhöhle

Alpine climbing

Rapidly accessible area featuring climbs of medium and high difficulty.

  • Type Alpine climbing
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 0:02 h
  • Distance 0,1 km
  • Ascent 78 m
  • Descent 0 m
  • Lowest point 837 m
  • Highest point 915 m


This small area located directly on the main road ( B23 ) is becoming increasingly popular, particularly because of the lower routes offering a secure hold.

The older routes in the upper area tend to have long distances between hook points and require a steady nerve. The "Rainman roof" is one of the most impressive climbs in  Oberammergau.

Unfortunately, the proximity of traffic means that noise levels are very high. In 2014, there was a rockfall which destroyed the hiking trail to the cave . The climbing routes, however, are unaffected.

Difficulty: 6- to 9

Nature protection: the area is located on the edge of the Ammer Mountains Nature Conservation Area. Please behave accordingly.
Information on current conditions on the rock is available at 
This section merely contains information on accessing the climbing area.

Access: coming from Oberammgau, go past the Kolbenalmlift, and parking is available on the right-hand side approximately 100 metres further on. There is a further car park below the Calvary statue.

Turn left onto the flat hiking trail (Grottenweg) heading towards the Kofel and follow this path for about 10 minutes until it descends sharply for the first time.
Now turn off right into the woods and follow the "Maxersteig" uphill. The trail will become increasingly apparent. After a further 15 minutes, you will reach the first routes located directly next to the uphill path (Max and Moritz).
You will now see the routes of the Bergwacht climbing crag at regular intervals (every 5 to 10 minutes ). You will need to turn off the path to the left. Continuing to follow the path, you will soon arrive at a gorge. The routes Edge and Bätsch are located at its entrance on the right-hand side.
Nach der Kletterei empfiehlt sich ein Abstecher ins Ortszentrum von Oberammergau um ein leckeres Eis in der Eisdiele Paradiso zu probieren. 
Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.
A95, B23 via Ettal to Oberammergau
Car park on the B23. Coming from Ettal, this is located on the left-hand side shortly before the entrance to Oberammergau.
bus stop: Oberammergau, Hexenstube
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
train stop: Bahnhof Oberammergau
Murnau - Oberammergau

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Kletterführer Oberammergau - Autor: Robert Heiland,
Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile