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Table of contents

1. Vorderer Hirschgrundturm 18 routes in Cliff

All Trad

Long/Lat: 14.065875, 50.962272

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 Direkter Ostriß IVTrad
3 Direkter Sommerrückblick VIIcTrad
4 DV zum Sommerrückblick VIIcTrad
5 Episode VIIcTrad
6 Harris Tip (RP)

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7 Hochzeitsgeschenk (RP)

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8 Kurze Rißspur VIIcTrad
9 Malle VIIIaTrad
10 Neuer Nordweg VTrad
11 Nordriß VIIcTrad
12 Nordweg IIITrad
13 Ostriß IVTrad
14 Sommerrückblick VIIcTrad
15 Sonnenwand (RP)

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16 Südostkante VIIaTrad
17 Südweg VTrad
18 Westkante VIIcTrad

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
II Alter Weg Trad
III Nordweg Trad
IV Direkter Ostriß Trad
Ostriß Trad
V Neuer Nordweg Trad
Südweg Trad
VIIa Südostkante Trad
VIIc DV zum Sommerrückblick Trad
Direkter Sommerrückblick Trad
Episode Trad
Kurze Rißspur Trad
Nordriß Trad
Sommerrückblick Trad
Westkante Trad
VIIIa Harris Tip (RP) Trad
Malle Trad
Sonnenwand (RP) Trad
IXa Hochzeitsgeschenk (RP) Trad