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Adršpašsko-Teplické skály

  • Grade context: SX
  • Ascents: 83
  • Aka: Adrspach area
  • Aka: Teplicke Skaly

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Summary

Hundreds of huge and small beautiful sandstone towers with stout ethics.

Description

Added beta description. If there is a sandstone-climbers heaven, it surely will look a lot like Adrspach: Over 1800 free-standing rock formations, all within walking distance, from a few meters to 90 m giants. The stout ethics and sparse protection prevent flocking crowds, so you may encounter yourself on a hidden summit being the first party to climb it in years. Cheap basic camping a stones throw from the rocks, great beer, friendly locals - what's the catch? Traditionally influenced by the climbing in Sächsische Schweiz, the ethics are intense: No metal protection gear (friends, rocks, ...), very few and widely-spaced ring-bolts. Instead, knotted slings and webbing runners are used to (hopefully) prevent the worst. Boosting is essential in some routes, top-roping usually frowned upon. Combine this with sometimes sandy rock. If that alone were not enough, the rating is confusing at best: formally using Saxonian grading system, you are better off to always add at least a full number grade, and even that may not be enough. You are well adviced to seek the company of a local or do thorough homework at the route database (http://db-sandsteinklettern.gipfelbuch.de/gebiet.php?gebietid=1 , German) which will provide vital beta on what can be done and what should be avoided. Adrsbach is also a premium tourist destination, so expect crowds during weekends. However, these will largely be restricted to the main path loop, leaving enough undisturbed climbing elsewhere.

Climbing on hundreds of sandstone pinnacles.

https://vimeo.com/85903606

WIDE BOYZ: Spradventure [short film]. Jan Šimánek, Hanibal.cz 2017. /(czech)

Access issues

The main area requires an park entrance fee, which is sometime waived for Alpine club members. There are climbing bans to protect raptors. check at the park entrance or at http://skaly.horosvaz.cz/ (in Czech)

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