Climbing area - Kofel Grottenwand

Alpine climbing

20 metre-high wall in a shady location with difficulties in the central section and good rock.

Klettergebiet Kofel Grottenwand
Klettergebiet Kofel Grottenwand - © Author: Birgit Gelder, Source: Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • Type Alpine climbing
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 0:10 h
  • Distance 0,3 km
  • Ascent 41 m
  • Descent 1 m
  • Lowest point 837 m
  • Highest point 878 m


This wall is approximately 20 metres in height and is characterised by a short ascent, a shady location, difficulties in the central section and good rock . Moisture is retained for a long time following rainfall, and it takes some days for everything to dry out again. The area was drilled as a family project, something which is reflected in the names of the routes.

Difficulty: 5+ to 7+

Nature protection: the Kofel Grottenwand is located in the Ammer Mountains Nature Conservation Area. Please behave accordingly.
Information on current conditions on the rock is available at:

Because of the proximity to the cemetery, you should be sure not to make too much noise.
This section merely contains information on accessing the climbing area.

Access: from the car park at the cemetery, proceed in a westerly direction and follow the Grottenweg. Shortly after the Friedhofswand, turn left into the bushes and follow the trail leading upwards. After 100 metres, you will arrive at a point where the wall is already visible from below.
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
Oberammergau, cemetery car park (free of charge)
bus stop: Oberammergau, Eugen-Papst-Str. 
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