Nördliche Fränkische Alb Mostly sport climbing

7,682 routes in crag

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Summary

one of the biggest sportclimbing areas after Sächsische Schweiz in Germany.

Description

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.

Access issues

seasonal closures for protected birds: http://www.ig-klettern.com/natur/sperrungen.php

zoning concept:

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.

Ethic

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.

History

1905 the group Rifflerbuben enter the last tower ("Bolzenstein") 1960 Oskar Bühler invented the "Bühlerhaken" - father of glue-in bolts 1974 redpoint-definition by Kurt Albert and friends 1991 "Action Directe" by Wolfgang Güllich - first UIAA 11 route

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