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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 II Trad
2 Aufruhr in den Augen VIIIb Trad
3 Auftakt VIIc Trad
4 Augenweide VIIb Trad
5 Bärchen VIIa Trad
6 Bärenkralle IXb Trad
7 Bärennummer VIIIb Trad
8 Bärentanz VIIc Trad
9 Bärentöter Xa Trad
10 Brummbär VIIb Trad
11 Dacherl VIIc Trad
12 Dachluke VIIc Trad
13 Direkter Auftakt VIIc Trad
14 Einakter VIIIb Trad
15 Eiskalte Leidenschaft VIIIc Trad
16 Fingergymnastik VIIIc Trad
17 Ghettogospel (RP)

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IXb Trad
18 Grizzly (RP)

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VIIIc Trad
19 Gummibär VIIIa Trad
20 Halbmond VIIb Trad
21 Himmelfahrtsweg V Trad
22 Höllenvariante I Trad
23 Kein Problem VI Trad
24 Kleines Problem VIIa Trad
25 Meridian VIIc Trad
26 Mittelweg III Trad
27 Nachtpartie VIIa Trad
28 Naundorfer Weg VI Trad
29 Nordostwand VI Trad
30 Nordostweg VI Trad
31 Nordriß VI Trad
32 Nordwestverschneidung V Trad
33 Rückblick VIIc Trad
34 Talweg VIIa Trad
35 Teddy auf Reisen VIIIb Trad
36 Tiefblick VIIb Trad
37 Trockener Weg VIIb Trad
38 Variante zum Alten Weg III Trad
39 Variante zum Nordriß VIIb Trad
40 Variante zum Versteckten Weg I Trad
41 Variante zur Nordwestverschneidung V Trad
42 Vaters Idee VIIIb Trad
43 Versteckter Weg II Trad
44 Westriß III Trad
45 Westweg VI Trad
46 Wildpfad (RP)

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VIIIa Trad
47 Wildwechsel Xa Trad

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