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Table of contents

1. Rauschenspitze 19 routes in Cliff

All Trad

Long/Lat: 14.225613, 50.904903

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 VITrad
2 Alter Weg (oU)

without support

3 Birkigtkante VIIIaTrad
4 Direkte Südwand VIIIcTrad
5 Direkte Talseite VIIIbTrad
6 Ein bisschen direkter VIIIbTrad
7 Ein bisschen direkter (oU)

without support

8 Ein Hauch Glückseligkeit IXaTrad
9 I-Tüpfel IXaTrad
10 Kühne Kante VIIIbTrad
11 Marathon XbTrad
12 Meridian (RP)

red point

13 Nordwestwand VIIbTrad
14 Randkluft VIIbTrad
15 Südabbruch VIIIbTrad
16 Südwand VIIIcTrad
17 Talseite VIIIaTrad
18 Variante zur Talseite VIIIbTrad
19 Westkante VIIIaTrad

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
VI Alter Weg Trad
VIIb Alter Weg (oU) Trad
Nordwestwand Trad
Randkluft Trad
VIIIa Birkigtkante Trad
Talseite Trad
Westkante Trad
VIIIb Direkte Talseite Trad
Ein bisschen direkter Trad
Kühne Kante Trad
Südabbruch Trad
Variante zur Talseite Trad
VIIIc Direkte Südwand Trad
Ein bisschen direkter (oU) Trad
Meridian (RP) Trad
Südwand Trad
IXa Ein Hauch Glückseligkeit Trad
I-Tüpfel Trad
Xb Marathon Trad