80’s Climbing Marathon & Carinthian Lead Climbing Championships

Climb with Angelika Rainer and Fabian Buhl at the 5th edition of the King of Kanzi Climbing festival in Carinthia. Every year climbers from all over bring their colorful leggings and terry-headbands to the crack. The legendary 80’s climbing marathon pays tribute to the pioneers of sport climbing. Following the 80’s marathon the Carinthian Lead Climbing Championships bring us back to the future of rock climbing.

Not only climbing all-stars enjoy the festival in the sunny south of Austria, but every outdoor enthusiast finds the right activity when looking at our extensive program:


Kraftfactory Training for Rock Climbing Ticket

Patrick Matros and Dicki Korb have discovered and trained climbing superstar Alexander Megos. The team developed training methods, which base on the latest, scientific knowledge and which are fun and easy to execute. Exclusively for the King of Kanzi and in cooperation with the Climbing Gym in Villach Didi and Patrick offer an indoor-outdoor climbing training workshop.  Details: Kraftfactory Klettertraining Ticket.


PrAna Yoga and Climbing Package

The highlights of the „PrAna Yoga and Climbing Package“ is the yoga for climbers workshop with author, climber and yogi Petra Zink as well as Angelika Rainer’s Climbing Slideshow, meditation sessions at the Faaker See and acro-yoga sessions with Alex Flyrama. Participants can also choose from a variety of different climbing workshops at different levels.

Details: PrAna Yoga and Climbing Ticket.


 King of Kanzi Festival Ticket

This ticket includes all evening slideshows and presentation and you can choose from more than 45 workshops and climbing clinics to create your perfect festival weekend. If you plan on participating in the climbing marathon, then also this one is included. We have expanded our kids and family program: „Little Explorers“ hike and bouldering workshops with Nina Rebele, Slack-lining, top-rope climbing for kids and special climbing workshops for older children.

Details: King of Kanzi Festival Ticket.


What else?


GRIVEL Night: Climbing Slideshow with Angelika Rainer “Vertikal Dreams”

Stories and Videos of Angelika’s hardest routes and stunning travels: Ice climbing in Canada, dry-tooling and alpine climbing in her home, the Dolomites; sport-climbing and mixed-climbing and all her experiences from ice climbing competitions.


LaSportiva Night: Climbing Slideshow with Fabian Buhl “SOLO – Dare to live your dream”

Fabian discovered climbing rather late when he was 16 years old. His climbing career literally ramped up steep with fantastic free-solo and rope-solo ascents. Take a deep breathe and enjoy his marvelous images!


King of Kanzi 80’s Climbing Marathon & Party

On Sunday, June 2nd, we will crown Kings and Queens of Kanzi. Climbers in fun-colored leggings with flashy headband and Magnum-mustaches collect valuable points with each on-sight climbed route. A colorful interplay of ambition and fun.


Climb on any of the 300 routes within 8 hours and collect points. Participate with your pal in one of the following categories:


  • Men U80 (team age: under 80 years) & Ü80 (team age: above 80 years)-3. Place
  • Women U80 (team age: under 80 years) & Ü80 (team age: above 80 years) -3. Place
  • Coed (team age: under 80 years) & Ü80 (team age: above 80 years)-3. Place
  • Most Routes climbed
  • Hardest Route climbed
  • Family


The climbing team with the best 80’s outfit will be awarded with the Golden Lycra-Needle.


Kings and Queens in each category win prizes from our awesome sponsors.

all other winners are rewarded with awesome gear from our sponsors. Following the prize-giving-ceremony we will dance to the beats of the Italian post-soul band „Ask her out“ and listen to fine tunes of “Zwirg und die Btches”


Carinthian Championships Lead-Climbing

On Sunday June 2nd 2019, the Lead-Climbing Championships take place at the Kletterhalle Villach. The first climbers will start at 10.15 am. No admission for spectators!


Nice hang at the Climbing Village

Come and hang out with us at the climbing village at the Kanzianiberg. Local, farm-to-table foods will be provided and our sponsors present their latest gear. Easy listening by DJ Duo Credata Groove from Trieste!


Patagonia Worn Wear Wagon

Patagonia repairs your torn clothes. Tears, holes, zippers and other signs of usage will be repaired by the talented seamstresses directly in the climbing village. Additionally you will also learn how to quick-fix your outdoor attire by yourself. One piece per person and only previously washed clothes.









Climbing Marathon, Tickets and Info

Check out all the different festival tickets at www.kanzianiberg.com, as well as all the details to our workshops, clinics, slideshows and accommodation deals.


 Carinthian Lead-Climbing Championships

Here you find all the information about the lead climbing championships and how to register:


Kletterverband Kärnten

+43 664 4744493



Event Committee

The King of Kanzi is organized by Alpinschule Highlife together with our local climbing group  „IG-Sportklettern“ , Eva House and with the support of Tourism Association Finkenstein am Faaker See, Bergführerschule Vierjahreszeiten, Kletterhalle Villach and with the help of our loyal sponsors Grivel, Patagonia, La Sportiva, Beal, PrAna, SoSolid, Frischluft Film.

Event Management, PR and Sponsoring requests:

Eva House

US Cell Phone: 01.970.318.0684