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Table of contents

1. Glasergrundwächter 18 routes in Cliff

All Trad

Long/Lat: 14.045020, 50.830890

Access Issues: inherited from Sächsische Schweiz

Most parts right of the Elbe are located within the Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz with all the rules you'd expect associated with this, but climbing is generally allowed. Left of the Elbe, the area is mostly covered by a lesser degree protection area (Landschaftsschutzgebiet), also with a well marked network of hiking trails. Some few summits are located on private property, see the guidebook. During spring and early summer, selected summits may be closed because of nesting falcons or owls - check at http://dav-felsinfo.de .

Ethic: inherited from Sächsische Schweiz

You want ethics? This is the home of ethics. Most of these are peculiar for outsiders, but have a long history. Although every few years eagerly debated, they are still valid and even legally binding by being referenced by the Nationalpark regulations. They can be summarized as:

  • Climbing is only allowed on free standing rock towers. With only a handful of exceptions, all other rock walls are off limits
  • No climbing on wet rock - for your safety and the soft rock's sake.
  • No hardware protection (friends, rocks, pitons). The gaps between the sparse ring bolts may only be filled with slings (jammed knots, V-threads, lassoed chickenheads). A wooden or plastic "dagger" may be used for better placements.
  • no chalk, no pof
  • Sign the summit register.
  • Jumping is an accepted way of reaching a summit. This can range from slightly more than a stepover to completely insane kamikaze operations. The respective grade system (1-easy to 4-hard) is currently extended to 6 or even 7.
  • Boosting a climber ("unterstützt", i.e. supporting his progress by providing "human holds") is accepted or even necessary on some routes. "Ausgiebig unterstützt" goes as far as building multistory human ladders.
  • Toproping is frowned upon. For first ascends only ground-up ascents are accepted; minimum bolt distance is enforced. Be sure to contact a local, as there may be restrictions on certain cliffs.
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Adlerfeder VIIbTrad
2 Alter Weg IITrad
3 EV zum Talweg VTrad
4 Gabelung VITrad
5 Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten VIIaTrad
6 Kaminvariante IITrad
7 Kaminvariante zum AW IITrad
8 Neuer Weg IIITrad
9 Nordostriß VITrad
10 Nordostweg IIITrad
11 Raumpfleger VITrad
12 Rißkante VIIbTrad
13 Südostweg IVTrad
14 Südwestriß VITrad
15 Talweg IVTrad
16 Westkante VTrad
17 Winkelweg VITrad
18 Wir können auch anders VIIbTrad

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
II Alter Weg Trad
Kaminvariante Trad
Kaminvariante zum AW Trad
III Neuer Weg Trad
Nordostweg Trad
IV Südostweg Trad
Talweg Trad
V EV zum Talweg Trad
Westkante Trad
VI Gabelung Trad
Nordostriß Trad
Raumpfleger Trad
Südwestriß Trad
Winkelweg Trad
VIIa Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten Trad
VIIb Adlerfeder Trad
Rißkante Trad
Wir können auch anders Trad