The Schleier Waterfall, cascading between Going and St. Johann in Tirol, is an attraction for extreme climbers
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Underneath Mt. Maukspitze (2,231 m a.s.l.) in the Kaiser Mountains, a waterfall cascades from a 60 m high rock spur: the Schleier Waterfall (Schleierfall). This natural phenomenon can be found between St. Johann in Tirol and Going am Wilden Kaiser, at 1,120 m a.s.l. Actually there are two waterfalls, cascading into the depth, but this sight is nevertheless known as the Schleier Waterfall.
In the late Eighties, the sports climber Alexander Huber opened several routes in the X and XI level of difficulty, making this spot a meeting point for extreme climbers and free climbers from all over. In the course of time, about 150 routes in the level of difficulty X have been opened up, making this area one of the leading ones on a worldwide scale. Huber, considered "the best rock climber" by Reinhold Messner, was the right person for creating new routes. All the year round in this area you can, however, watch the rock acrobats, surrounded by a fabulous natural scenery.
The Schleier Waterfall can be reached on two paths: The Schleier Waterfall Round Tour starts and finishes at the bathing lake of Going. The medium difficult path leads in 3.5 hours to the waterfall and the Graspoint-Niederalm Mountain Hut. The Tauernblick Panorama Path, however, takes you in 5.5. hours from Hütting near Going to the waterfall and through the beautiful Kaiser Mountains.
Schleier Waterfall and Waterfall Round Tour freely accessible
Waterfall Round Tour recommended in the summer months from June to September.