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Table of contents

1. Schrammsteinnadel 15 routes in Cliff

All Trad

Long/Lat: 14.202419, 50.911488

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 Abschied von der Nadel VIIIbTrad
2 Alter Weg VITrad
3 Geglättete Wogen IXaTrad
4 Gipfelausstieg VIIcTrad
5 Gipfelausstieg (oU)

without support

6 Gratkante VIIbTrad
7 Innerer Riß IVTrad
8 Maiweg VITrad
9 Meister Nadelöhr VIIIbTrad
10 Nordriß VIIIaTrad
11 Schrumpfkopf (RP)

red point

12 Seidener Faden VIIIaTrad
13 Südwestkante VIIcTrad
14 Talweg VIIcTrad
15 Westverschneidung VIIaTrad

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
IV Innerer Riß Trad
VI Alter Weg Trad
Maiweg Trad
VIIa Westverschneidung Trad
VIIb Gratkante Trad
VIIc Gipfelausstieg Trad
Schrumpfkopf (RP) Trad
Südwestkante Trad
Talweg Trad
VIIIa Gipfelausstieg (oU) Trad
Nordriß Trad
Seidener Faden Trad
VIIIb Abschied von der Nadel Trad
Meister Nadelöhr Trad
IXa Geglättete Wogen Trad