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About me

Hans (Johannes Emil) Dülfer was a German mountain climber (23 May 1892 in Barmen / Wuppertal – 15 June 1915 in Arras).

Dülfer started studying medicine from 1911 in Munich, and then changed to law and later to philosophy. The proximity of the Alps enticed him to make 50 first ascents, particularly the Kaisergebirge (in the Northern Limestone Alps) and in the Rosengarten in the Dolomites.

Dülfer developed several early climbing techniques, such as the Dülfersitz rappel, a basic emergency abseil skill.

He died in World War I.

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This profile has been created by Kai and is a test 'community managed profile' because of Hans impact on the evolution of mountaineering and rock climbing. This is part of a test for a new feature on, you can read more about this on github.

Notable ascents

By type Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
13 6+Direkte Westwand 14 days ago
By style Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
10 6+Direkte Westwand 14 days ago
1 3Führerweg Wintervariante am Gipfelaufbau 4 years ago
1 6- Südkante 6 years ago
1 4+Dülfer 5 years ago
By area Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Wilder Kaiser
10 6+Direkte Westwand 14 days ago
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
2 5+ Dülfer Dihedral
1 6- Südkante 6 years ago

Ascents by grade and route style

Ascents by grade and tick type

Climber Performance Rating (CPR) Timelines

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Trad timeline (ascents)


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