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Table of contents

1. Zinne 21 routes in Cliff

All Trad

Long/Lat: 14.198736, 50.917483

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 Alter Weg IV Trad
2 Belagerung IXa Trad
3 Emporweg VIIa Trad
4 Emporweg-Begradigung VIIb Trad
5 Epigramm VIIa Trad
6 Epilog VIIb Trad
7 FKV-Weg VIIIa Trad
8 Im Fieber VIIIc Trad
9 Jubiläumsweg VIIc Trad
10 Katzengang V Trad
11 Mauseloch III Trad
12 Nordostweg VIIa Trad
13 Nordpfeiler VIIIc Trad
14 Nordweg V Trad
15 Skandinavisches Training IXb Trad
16 Turnerriß VIIa Trad
17 Vorfeier VIIIc Trad
18 Zinnenriß VIIc Trad
19 Zinnenriß (oU)

without support

VIIIa Trad
20 Zinnenschlucht VIIc Trad
21 Zinnenwand IXa Trad

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
III Mauseloch Trad
IV Alter Weg Trad
V Katzengang Trad
Nordweg Trad
VIIa Emporweg Trad
Epigramm Trad
Nordostweg Trad
Turnerriß Trad
VIIb Emporweg-Begradigung Trad
Epilog Trad
VIIc Jubiläumsweg Trad
Zinnenriß Trad
Zinnenschlucht Trad
VIIIa FKV-Weg Trad
Zinnenriß (oU) Trad
VIIIc Im Fieber Trad
Nordpfeiler Trad
Vorfeier Trad
IXa Belagerung Trad
Zinnenwand Trad
IXb Skandinavisches Training Trad