The wall drops vertically from Hoher Stein ridge - a true Dorado for daring climbers! If you don't want to climb up by using rope and hooks or even completely free-handed, you can take the ladder that leads up to the huge boulders. It's really worth it as the level summit of the giant block rewards with awe-inspiring views of Längenfeld's wide open valley basin.
Hoher Stein is the largest of all rocks covered with moss and trees, that are scattered in the Tauferberg Area. Almost 10,000 years ago, huge masses of rock thundered into Ötztal in the course of the Köfels rockslide and were piled up on the opposite side of the valley. This is how Niederthai's high Alpine plateau and its ridge - Tauferberg Area - came into being. A magical forest brimming with holes in the ground, grottos and granite boulders as high as a house.