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Table of contents

1. Gratweg 67 routes in Area

All Trad

Long/Lat: 14.212018, 50.909535

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. Sonnenspitze 16 routes in Cliff


Long/Lat: 14.214589, 50.908164

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Abendweg V Trad
2 Abendweg (oU)

without support

VIIa Trad
3 Alter Weg VI Trad
4 Ein Platz an der Sonne (RP)

red point

IXb Trad
5 Energiequelle IXb Trad
6 Föhnweg V Trad
7 Föhnweg (oU)

without support

VIIa Trad
8 Kalte Sonne IXb Trad
9 Schartenwinkel VIIb Trad
10 Sehnsucht nach Sonne IXa Trad
11 Sonne im Herzen (RP)

red point

IXb Trad
12 Supernova (RP)

red point

Xa Trad
13 Talweg VIIIb Trad
14 Talweg (oU)

without support

VIIIc Trad
15 Variante zumAlten Weg VIIa Trad
16 Westweg VIIc Trad

1.2. Neptun 10 routes in Cliff


Long/Lat: 14.214659, 50.909543

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Kaskade VIIIc Trad
2 Neptunsprung 3 Trad
3 Neuer Talweg VIIa Trad
4 Nixentanz VIIIc Trad
5 Rechtsweg VIIa Trad
6 Sprung 2 Trad
7 Talweg III Trad
8 Überfall III Trad
9 Variante zum Rechtsweg IV Trad
10 Warikarei VIIIa Trad

1.3. Satan 8 routes in Cliff


Long/Lat: 14.212809, 50.908835

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Alter Weg VIIa Trad
2 Im Banne des Bösen Xa Trad
3 Neuer Südwestweg VIIa Trad
4 Satansbraten VIIa Trad
5 Spreizweg VIIa Trad
6 Südwestweg VIIa Trad
7 Südwestweg (oU)

without support

VIIb Trad
8 Talvariante VIIb Trad

1.4. Schrammsteinturm 14 routes in Cliff


Long/Lat: 14.212837, 50.908352

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Alter Weg II Trad 25m
2 Aus Protest VIIa Trad
3 Direkter Südostweg VIIc Trad
4 Direkter Westweg VIIIa Trad
5 Kleine Bereicherung VIIIa Trad
6 Niedliche Verbindung VIIc Trad
7 Niedlicher Weg VIIIa Trad
8 Nordostwand VIIb Trad
9 Nordwestkante V Trad
10 Ostkante VI Mixed 12m, 1
11 Südostweg VIIa Trad
12 Talweg VIIa Trad
13 Variante zur Nordostwand VIIb Trad
14 Westweg VIIa Trad

1.5. Säule 11 routes in Cliff


Long/Lat: 14.211575, 50.909465

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Alter Weg IV Trad
2 Alter Weg (oU)

without support

VIIa Trad
3 Climb Bambino (RP)

red point

VIIIb Trad
4 Kantenvariante VI Trad
5 Kantenvariante (oU)

without support

VIIb Trad
6 Rißvariante VI Trad
7 Rißvariante (oU)

without support

VIIa Trad
8 schartenwand VIIa Trad
9 Talkamin VIIa Trad
10 Trichter V Trad
11 VomEise befreit.... VIIIc Trad

1.6. Wandwächter 5 routes in Cliff


Long/Lat: 14.211566, 50.910537

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Kleine Reiberei VIIc Trad
2 Kleine Reiberei (oU)

without support

VIIIa Trad
3 Marter VIIIb Trad
4 Schartenweg VI Trad
5 Umgehungsvariante V Trad

1.7. Regenturm 3 routes in Cliff


Long/Lat: 14.211250, 50.910473

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Alter Weg IV Trad
2 Einsamkeit VIIIc Trad
3 Schartenkante V Trad

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
II Alter Weg Trad 25m 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
III Talweg Trad 1.2. Neptun
Überfall Trad 1.2. Neptun
IV Variante zum Rechtsweg Trad 1.2. Neptun
Alter Weg Trad 1.5. Säule
Alter Weg Trad 1.7. Regenturm
V Abendweg Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Föhnweg Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Nordwestkante Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Trichter Trad 1.5. Säule
Umgehungsvariante Trad 1.6. Wandwächter
Schartenkante Trad 1.7. Regenturm
VI Alter Weg Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Ostkante Mixed 12m, 1 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Kantenvariante Trad 1.5. Säule
Rißvariante Trad 1.5. Säule
Schartenweg Trad 1.6. Wandwächter
VIIa Abendweg (oU) Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Föhnweg (oU) Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Variante zumAlten Weg Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Neuer Talweg Trad 1.2. Neptun
Rechtsweg Trad 1.2. Neptun
Alter Weg Trad 1.3. Satan
Neuer Südwestweg Trad 1.3. Satan
Satansbraten Trad 1.3. Satan
Spreizweg Trad 1.3. Satan
Südwestweg Trad 1.3. Satan
Aus Protest Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Südostweg Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Talweg Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Westweg Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Alter Weg (oU) Trad 1.5. Säule
Rißvariante (oU) Trad 1.5. Säule
Talkamin Trad 1.5. Säule
schartenwand Trad 1.5. Säule
VIIb Schartenwinkel Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Südwestweg (oU) Trad 1.3. Satan
Talvariante Trad 1.3. Satan
Nordostwand Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Variante zur Nordostwand Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Kantenvariante (oU) Trad 1.5. Säule
VIIc Westweg Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Direkter Südostweg Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Niedliche Verbindung Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Kleine Reiberei Trad 1.6. Wandwächter
VIIIa Warikarei Trad 1.2. Neptun
Direkter Westweg Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Kleine Bereicherung Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Niedlicher Weg Trad 1.4. Schrammsteinturm
Kleine Reiberei (oU) Trad 1.6. Wandwächter
VIIIb Talweg Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Climb Bambino (RP) Trad 1.5. Säule
Marter Trad 1.6. Wandwächter
VIIIc Talweg (oU) Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Kaskade Trad 1.2. Neptun
Nixentanz Trad 1.2. Neptun
VomEise befreit.... Trad 1.5. Säule
Einsamkeit Trad 1.7. Regenturm
IXa Sehnsucht nach Sonne Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
IXb Ein Platz an der Sonne (RP) Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Energiequelle Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Kalte Sonne Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Sonne im Herzen (RP) Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Xa Supernova (RP) Trad 1.1. Sonnenspitze
Im Banne des Bösen Trad 1.3. Satan
2 Sprung Trad 1.2. Neptun
3 Neptunsprung Trad 1.2. Neptun