Nördliche Fränkische Alb Mostly sport climbing8,350 routes in crag
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one of the biggest sportclimbing areas after Sächsische Schweiz in Germany.
Limestone - not very sharp. Different character and often with pockets. Almost single pitch sport climbing, but not always good protected. Nuts and slings could be very useful.
seasonal closures for protected birds: http://www.ig-klettern.com/natur/sperrungen.php
- Zone 1: NO climbing
- Zone 2: climbing on existing routes
- Zone 3: new route possible, but first read http://www.ig-klettern.com/natur/neutourenappell.php
Please respect signs and zoning list (http://www.ig-klettern.com/natur/zonierung.php)
Smoking in the forests is forbidden from 1. march til 31. october by law.
There is not only one approach to Nördlicher Frankenjura. It depends where you want to climb and where you want to have your "base camp". The main city Nürnberg in the south west offers airport and railway connections to everythere. Public transport VGN (http://www.vgn.de/en/home?Edition=en) covers the most climbing areas.
These are the important railway stations for this area: - R3 to Hersbruck, Neuhaus and Pegnitz - S1 til Hersbruck (R41 Etzelwang) - R21 Gräfenberg - R22 Ebermannstadt - R2/S1 Bamberg Then you have to change to bus or bicycle. E.g. pegnitz valley could good reached by R3.
Overview map: http://www.vgn.de/en/maps/vgn/topographic?Edition=en
But some areas bad connected with public transport. So maybe it's better to stay inside your favourite area and maybe have car to travel around.
Where to stay
The limestone is soft - please clean your shoes from dirt in order to avoid polished handholds and steps. Don't toprope directly through bolt - use your own carabiner.
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