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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 {SX} VIIc Trad
2 Afrika links {SX} VIIIa Trad
3 Afrikanische Begegnung {SX} Xa Trad
4 Alter Weg {SX} II Trad
5 Am Schwanz {SX} VIIIa Trad
6 Anliegendes Ohr (RP)

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{SX} VIIIc Trad
7 Banane {SX} VIIc Trad
8 Birkenkamin {SX} III Trad
9 Breitseite {SX} IXc Trad
10 Deutscher Wald {SX} VIIIc Trad
11 Dicke Haut {SX} VIIIb Trad
12 Direkte Südwand {SX} VIIIa Trad
13 Dreckweg {SX} VIIa Trad
14 Dressur {SX} IV Trad
15 Eingang {SX} III Trad
16 Elefantenschlucht {SX} VIIIb Trad
17 Fernweh (RP)

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{SX} IXb Trad
18 Fliegender Elefant {SX} Xc Trad
19 Flower Power {SX} IXc Trad
20 Ganesha {SX} Xb Trad
21 Gassi {SX} II Trad
22 Herdentrieb (RP)

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{SX} VIIIc Trad
23 Im Zoo unter Affen {SX} IXa Trad
24 Kenia {SX} IXc Trad
25 Kleine Schluchtwand {SX} VIIIb Trad
26 Kluftkamin {SX} I Trad
27 Kurzurlaub {SX} VIIIc Trad
28 Linker Kammerkamin {SX} II Trad
29 Linker Stoßzahn {SX} VIIa Trad
30 Mescalin {SX} VIIIb Trad
31 Mittelriß (Rüssel) {SX} VI Trad
32 MuchaTscha {SX} VIIIc Trad
33 Nachtwache {SX} II Trad
34 Nashornkluft {SX} IV Trad
35 Nordverschneidung {SX} IV Trad
36 Oase {SX} VIIIb Trad
37 Ostpfeiler {SX} VIIIb Trad
38 Ottifant {SX} VIIc Trad
39 Quo vadis? {SX} VIIIc Trad
40 Rechter Kammerkamin {SX} II Trad
41 Rechter Stoßzahn {SX} VIIb Trad
42 Ruck, zuck! {SX} VIIIc Trad
43 Rüssel {SX} VI Trad
44 Safari {SX} VIIb Trad
45 Savanne {SX} VIIIa Trad
46 Schartenkamin {SX} II Trad
47 Segelohr im Regenwald (RP)

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{SX} IXc Trad
48 Südkante {SX} VIIc Trad
49 Südwand {SX} VIIIb Trad
50 Südwestpfeiler {SX} IXa Trad
51 Süwand {SX} VIIIb Trad
52 Tierparkgeschichten {SX} IXa Trad
53 Trompetenstoß {SX} VIIc Trad
54 über den Elefantenarsch {SX} IXb Trad
55 übergangsweg {SX} IV Trad
56 Variante zum Anliegenden Ohr {SX} VIIIc Trad
57 Variante zum Gassi {SX} III Trad
58 Variante zur Nashornkluft {SX} IV Trad
59 Variante zur Nordverschneidung {SX} V Trad
60 Verlängerter Kurzurlaub {SX} VIIIc Trad
61 Wurzelrinne {SX} III Trad
62 Zwischen den Dickhäutern {SX} VIIa Trad

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