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Table of contents

1. Struppengrund 14 routes in Area

All Trad

Long/Lat: 13.993015, 50.943263

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.

1.1. Struppengrundkegel 14 routes in Cliff


Long/Lat: 13.989300, 50.944510

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Alter Weg IV Trad
2 Letzte Möglichkeit VIIc Trad
3 Neuer Talweg VIIa Trad
4 Nordwand VIIc Trad
5 Nordwestkante IV Trad
6 Nordwestweg IV Trad
7 Sprung II 4 Trad
8 Südostkante VI Trad
9 Südwand VI Trad
10 Südwestkante V Trad
11 Talweg VI Trad
12 Variante zum Talweg VIIa Trad
13 Variante zum Westweg IV Trad
14 Westweg III Trad

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
II/4 Sprung Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
III Westweg Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
IV Alter Weg Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
Nordwestkante Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
Nordwestweg Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
Variante zum Westweg Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
V Südwestkante Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
VI Südostkante Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
Südwand Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
Talweg Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
VIIa Neuer Talweg Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
Variante zum Talweg Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
VIIc Letzte Möglichkeit Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel
Nordwand Trad 1.1. Struppengrundkegel