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Table of contents

1. Elefant 62 routes in Cliff

All Trad

Long/Lat: 14.105621, 50.968925

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 Afrika VIIcTrad
2 Afrika links VIIIaTrad
3 Afrikanische Begegnung XaTrad
4 Alter Weg IITrad
5 Am Schwanz VIIIaTrad
6 Anliegendes Ohr (RP)

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7 Banane VIIcTrad
8 Birkenkamin IIITrad
9 Breitseite IXcTrad
10 Deutscher Wald VIIIcTrad
11 Dicke Haut VIIIbTrad
12 Direkte Südwand VIIIaTrad
13 Dreckweg VIIaTrad
14 Dressur IVTrad
15 Eingang IIITrad
16 Elefantenschlucht VIIIbTrad
17 Fernweh (RP)

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18 Fliegender Elefant XcTrad
19 Flower Power IXcTrad
20 Ganesha XbTrad
21 Gassi IITrad
22 Herdentrieb (RP)

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23 Im Zoo unter Affen IXaTrad
24 Kenia IXcTrad
25 Kleine Schluchtwand VIIIbTrad
26 Kluftkamin ITrad
27 Kurzurlaub VIIIcTrad
28 Linker Kammerkamin IITrad
29 Linker Stoßzahn VIIaTrad
30 Mescalin VIIIbTrad
31 Mittelriß (Rüssel) VITrad
32 MuchaTscha VIIIcTrad
33 Nachtwache IITrad
34 Nashornkluft IVTrad
35 Nordverschneidung IVTrad
36 Oase VIIIbTrad
37 Ostpfeiler VIIIbTrad
38 Ottifant VIIcTrad
39 Quo vadis? VIIIcTrad
40 Rechter Kammerkamin IITrad
41 Rechter Stoßzahn VIIbTrad
42 Ruck, zuck! VIIIcTrad
43 Rüssel VITrad
44 Safari VIIbTrad
45 Savanne VIIIaTrad
46 Schartenkamin IITrad
47 Segelohr im Regenwald (RP)

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48 Südkante VIIcTrad
49 Südwand VIIIbTrad
50 Südwestpfeiler IXaTrad
51 Süwand VIIIbTrad
52 Tierparkgeschichten IXaTrad
53 Trompetenstoß VIIcTrad
54 über den Elefantenarsch IXbTrad
55 übergangsweg IVTrad
56 Variante zum Anliegenden Ohr VIIIcTrad
57 Variante zum Gassi IIITrad
58 Variante zur Nashornkluft IVTrad
59 Variante zur Nordverschneidung VTrad
60 Verlängerter Kurzurlaub VIIIcTrad
61 Wurzelrinne IIITrad
62 Zwischen den Dickhäutern VIIaTrad

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
I Kluftkamin Trad
II Alter Weg Trad
Gassi Trad
Linker Kammerkamin Trad
Nachtwache Trad
Rechter Kammerkamin Trad
Schartenkamin Trad
III Birkenkamin Trad
Eingang Trad
Variante zum Gassi Trad
Wurzelrinne Trad
IV Dressur Trad
Nashornkluft Trad
Nordverschneidung Trad
Variante zur Nashornkluft Trad
übergangsweg Trad
V Variante zur Nordverschneidung Trad
VI Mittelriß (Rüssel) Trad
Rüssel Trad
VIIa Dreckweg Trad
Linker Stoßzahn Trad
Zwischen den Dickhäutern Trad
VIIb Rechter Stoßzahn Trad
Safari Trad
VIIc Afrika Trad
Banane Trad
Ottifant Trad
Südkante Trad
Trompetenstoß Trad
VIIIa Afrika links Trad
Am Schwanz Trad
Direkte Südwand Trad
Savanne Trad
VIIIb Dicke Haut Trad
Elefantenschlucht Trad
Kleine Schluchtwand Trad
Mescalin Trad
Oase Trad
Ostpfeiler Trad
Südwand Trad
Süwand Trad
VIIIc Anliegendes Ohr (RP) Trad
Deutscher Wald Trad
Herdentrieb (RP) Trad
Kurzurlaub Trad
MuchaTscha Trad
Quo vadis? Trad
Ruck, zuck! Trad
Variante zum Anliegenden Ohr Trad
Verlängerter Kurzurlaub Trad
IXa Im Zoo unter Affen Trad
Südwestpfeiler Trad
Tierparkgeschichten Trad
IXb Fernweh (RP) Trad
über den Elefantenarsch Trad
IXc Breitseite Trad
Flower Power Trad
Kenia Trad
Segelohr im Regenwald (RP) Trad
Xa Afrikanische Begegnung Trad
Xb Ganesha Trad
Xc Fliegender Elefant Trad