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Table of contents

1. Köhler 35 routes in Cliff

All Trad

Long/Lat: 14.276219, 50.908484

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 ITrad
2 Direkte Westkante VTrad
3 Direkter Gewitterweg VIIcTrad
4 Frühlingsweg IVTrad
5 Gewitterweg VIIbTrad
6 Holzkohle VIIcTrad
7 Horst Köhler (RP)

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8 Juliweg VIIbTrad
9 Kohldampf IXbTrad
10 Kokser VIIIaTrad
11 Liesel VIIaTrad
12 Liesel (oU)

without support

13 Meiler VIIIbTrad
14 Morgenkante VIIIbTrad
15 Moritzburger Weg VIIaTrad
16 Neue Nordwand VIIIcTrad
17 Neuer Weg IITrad
18 Nordwand VIIbTrad
19 Nordwand (oU)

without support

20 Nordweg VIIaTrad
21 Osterweg VITrad
22 Ostweg IIITrad
23 Pechfackel VTrad
24 Pechnase VIIcTrad
25 Pechschluchtpfeiler (RP)

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26 Samson-Kneifer VIIbTrad
27 Schwarze Wand VIIIbTrad
28 Südwand VITrad
29 Südweg VTrad
30 Talvariante VIIbTrad
31 Talvariante zum Juliweg VIIbTrad
32 Tunnelweg ITrad
33 Variante zum Nordweg VIIbTrad
34 Westkante IVTrad
35 www.alles-banane.de (RP)

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2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
I Alter Weg Trad
Tunnelweg Trad
II Neuer Weg Trad
III Ostweg Trad
IV Frühlingsweg Trad
Westkante Trad
V Direkte Westkante Trad
Pechfackel Trad
Südweg Trad
VI Osterweg Trad
Südwand Trad
VIIa Liesel Trad
Moritzburger Weg Trad
Nordweg Trad
VIIb Gewitterweg Trad
Juliweg Trad
Liesel (oU) Trad
Nordwand Trad
Samson-Kneifer Trad
Talvariante Trad
Talvariante zum Juliweg Trad
Variante zum Nordweg Trad
VIIc Direkter Gewitterweg Trad
Holzkohle Trad
Pechnase Trad
VIIIa Kokser Trad
VIIIb Meiler Trad
Morgenkante Trad
Schwarze Wand Trad
VIIIc Horst Köhler (RP) Trad
Neue Nordwand Trad
Nordwand (oU) Trad
IXa Pechschluchtpfeiler (RP) Trad
www.alles-banane.de (RP) Trad
IXb Kohldampf Trad