The Schleier Waterfall, cascading between Going and St. Johann in Tirol, is an attraction for extreme climbers.
Underneath Mt. Maukspitze in the Kaiser mountain chain, a waterfall cascades from a 60 m high rock spur, which is the Schleier Waterfall (Schleierfall, in German). This natural phenomenon can be found in the holiday area of Kitzbühel and surroundings, that is to say between St. Johann in Tirol and Going, 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 later 80s, 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" not only 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 along two paths: the Schleier Waterfall Round Tour (Schleier Wasserfall-Runde) starts and finishes at the bathing lake of Going. The medium difficult path leads in 3.5 hours to the stunning waterfall and the Graspoint-Niederalm mountain hut. Also the Tauernblick Panorama Round Path (Tauernblick Panorama-Rundweg) at the foot of the Kaiser mountain chain is really popular: it takes you in 5.5. hours from Hütting near Going to the waterfall and through the beautiful world of the Tyrolean mountains. Mountain biker, however, can look forward to the 6.5 km long MTB Tour 271 Schleier Waterfall. The choice is yours!
freely accessible all-the-year