This year the Austria Climbing Festival offers a smart speciality and promises an exuberant atmosphere for all climbing enthusiasts. The spectacular canyons of the Zillertal can be discovered easily this year via the ACF Challenge. Thanks to the new feature in the Vertical-Life app, all ACF visitors have the opportunity to find the corresponding walls and blocks and access their topos, mark created routes with a stroke!, follow the rankings and upload photos for the live stream.

The highlight: All participants who take on the challenge, diligently mark routes and reach their goal can win great prizes!


If you register for the Austra Climbing Festival 2019, you will receive a code for your Starter Kit with which you can unlock the current ACF Climbing Card in the Vertical-Life App. Participants can then load the topos onto their smartphones, select the desired circuits and mark out routes with a stroke! The live rankings will be broadcasted in the app under’ Challenge’ and in the festival village on a large screen. Hotspots will be set up at the event area to synchronize the flags.

Participation and Rules of the Challenge

The competition mode is simple.

When entering the code for the area clearance you will automatically be entered for the ACF Challenge – with the first flagged route, sport climbing or boulder, you will be listed in the ranking. The goal is to tackle 8 different routes, no matter which circuits, and with a Zlag! to mark. Among the climbers who have made the default of 8 marked routes, the prizes will be raffled at the end.