Climbing area - Ettaler Manndl

Alpine climbing

An area offering fabulous panoramic views and typical Prealp climbing on a rock structure that is easy to grip

Klettergebiet - Ettaler Mandl
Klettergebiet - Ettaler Mandl - © Author: Thorsten Unseld, Source: Robert Heiland
  • Type Alpine climbing
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 1:30 h
  • Distance 3,3 km
  • Ascent 727 m
  • Descent 41 m
  • Lowest point 883 m
  • Highest point 1590 m


The Ettaler Manndl climbing area is set in a very attractive landscape and offers great panoramic views from the summit. This is typical Prealp climbing on a rock structure that is easy to grip.

The holds are solid, although the distances between the hook points are long in some cases. The fact that the area faces North-West and the altitude make this a fantastic place to be in summer.

We recommend celebrating a successful day of climbing by stopping off at the Soila-Alm or Laber mountain inn.

Difficulty: 3 to 8+

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 Beusch des Biergarten an der Ettaler Mühle.
Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.
A95, B23 via Oberau to Ettal
Ettal, car park at the cheese dairy (charges apply)
bus stop: Ettal Klosterhof 
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