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Table of contents

1. Drei Bären 47 routes in Cliff

All Trad

Long/Lat: 14.044959, 50.942559

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 IITrad
2 Aufruhr in den Augen VIIIbTrad
3 Auftakt VIIcTrad
4 Augenweide VIIbTrad
5 Bärchen VIIaTrad
6 Bärenkralle IXbTrad
7 Bärennummer VIIIbTrad
8 Bärentanz VIIcTrad
9 Bärentöter XaTrad
10 Brummbär VIIbTrad
11 Dacherl VIIcTrad
12 Dachluke VIIcTrad
13 Direkter Auftakt VIIcTrad
14 Einakter VIIIbTrad
15 Eiskalte Leidenschaft VIIIcTrad
16 Fingergymnastik VIIIcTrad
17 Ghettogospel (RP)

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18 Grizzly (RP)

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19 Gummibär VIIIaTrad
20 Halbmond VIIbTrad
21 Himmelfahrtsweg VTrad
22 Höllenvariante ITrad
23 Kein Problem VITrad
24 Kleines Problem VIIaTrad
25 Meridian VIIcTrad
26 Mittelweg IIITrad
27 Nachtpartie VIIaTrad
28 Naundorfer Weg VITrad
29 Nordostwand VITrad
30 Nordostweg VITrad
31 Nordriß VITrad
32 Nordwestverschneidung VTrad
33 Rückblick VIIcTrad
34 Talweg VIIaTrad
35 Teddy auf Reisen VIIIbTrad
36 Tiefblick VIIbTrad
37 Trockener Weg VIIbTrad
38 Variante zum Alten Weg IIITrad
39 Variante zum Nordriß VIIbTrad
40 Variante zum Versteckten Weg ITrad
41 Variante zur Nordwestverschneidung VTrad
42 Vaters Idee VIIIbTrad
43 Versteckter Weg IITrad
44 Westriß IIITrad
45 Westweg VITrad
46 Wildpfad (RP)

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47 Wildwechsel XaTrad

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
I Höllenvariante Trad
Variante zum Versteckten Weg Trad
II Alter Weg Trad
Versteckter Weg Trad
III Mittelweg Trad
Variante zum Alten Weg Trad
Westriß Trad
V Himmelfahrtsweg Trad
Nordwestverschneidung Trad
Variante zur Nordwestverschneidung Trad
VI Kein Problem Trad
Naundorfer Weg Trad
Nordostwand Trad
Nordostweg Trad
Nordriß Trad
Westweg Trad
VIIa Bärchen Trad
Kleines Problem Trad
Nachtpartie Trad
Talweg Trad
VIIb Augenweide Trad
Brummbär Trad
Halbmond Trad
Tiefblick Trad
Trockener Weg Trad
Variante zum Nordriß Trad
VIIc Auftakt Trad
Bärentanz Trad
Dacherl Trad
Dachluke Trad
Direkter Auftakt Trad
Meridian Trad
Rückblick Trad
VIIIa Gummibär Trad
Wildpfad (RP) Trad
VIIIb Aufruhr in den Augen Trad
Bärennummer Trad
Einakter Trad
Teddy auf Reisen Trad
Vaters Idee Trad
VIIIc Eiskalte Leidenschaft Trad
Fingergymnastik Trad
Grizzly (RP) Trad
IXb Bärenkralle Trad
Ghettogospel (RP) Trad
Xa Bärentöter Trad
Wildwechsel Trad