Okertal Mostly Rock climbing1,035 routes in crag
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The Okertal is easily the largest climbing area in the Harz Mountains and second largest in Northern Germany. The rock is mostly granite, but some Hornfels and Slate/lydite (Kieselschiefer) can be found too. For the most part the routes are single pitch routes, but also nice multi-pitch routes e.g. 'Großer Kurfürst', Adlerklippen.
Be aware that the Okertal is mainly trad climbing, you should bring nuts and cams.
All cliffs are accessible within 5 to 45 minutes from the B498.
Car: Parking spots are very limited within the valley. You might consider using the parking lots at the start and end of the Okertal:
See: Network map
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