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Okertal

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Description

The Okertal is easily the largest climbing area in the Harz Mountains and second largest in Northern Germany. The rock is mostly granite, but some Hornfels and Slate/lydite (Kieselschiefer) can be found too. For the most part the routes are single pitch routes, but also nice multi-pitch routes e.g. 'Großer Kurfürst', Adlerklippen.

Be aware that the Okertal is mainly trad climbing, you should bring nuts and cams.

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Access issues

The Okertal is a nature protection area (Landschaftsschutzgebiet). Parts are Natura2000 area and some cliffs may be closed from February to July due to nesting falcons.

See: IG Klettern Niedersachsen - Closures

IG Klettern Niedersachsen - zoning

Approach

All cliffs are accessible within 5 to 45 minutes from the B498.

Car: Parking spots are very limited within the valley. You might consider using the parking lots at the start and end of the Okertal:

  1. Waldhaus

  2. Romkerhall

Public transportation: From the train station Goslar-Oker you can use the bus to Waldhaus. From the train station Bad Harzburg you can use the bus to Kästeklippen.

See: Network map

Where to stay

Hotels:

Since Goslar and the Harz are a tourist destination, you can choose from a variety of hotels, but there is also one directly in the valley:

Camping:

Youth hostel:

Other:

Ethic

Please stop wild camping in the Okertal!

Please stop making barbecues, it smells, it starts wild fires, it leaves waste!

All that endangers our permission to climb here!

Chalk:

It is allowed, BUT clean up your marks. As most of the stone is dark, it is much to visible. We like to search for holds ourselves.

Bolts/Anchors:

Most easier routes do not have bolts, only harder ones are sparsely bolted. Anchors are single glued in steel rings in most cases.

Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
Psychodach boulder field
13
15
2
Kamelsklippe boulder field
89
77
3m
10
Dachsweg boulder field
97
111
 Bouldering,  Rock climbing and other styles
140
153
4m
16
Steinbrecherweg boulder field
34
2
Flash boulder field
18
25
4m
2
 Bouldering,  Trad climbing and other styles
162
168
12m
18
Eschwege crag
 Bouldering,  Trad climbing and other styles
85
132
16m
8
Vergessene Welt boulder field
7
13
 Trad climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
233
548
16m
31
 Bouldering,  Trad climbing and other styles
224
393
9m
12
 Trad climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
294
147
12m
7
 Bouldering,  Trad climbing and other styles
76
25
7m
7
Closed Hahnenberg area
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0
0

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Author(s): A. Hacke

Date: 2019

Klettern im Westharz - feiner Granit, tiefe Wäldern, komplett eingerichtete Routen, viele Trad Routen - 106 Sektoren / über 1280 Wege.

Author(s): H. Apel

Date: 2020

Der Boulderführer HarzBlock 2.2 erfasst alle Bouldergebiete im und um den Harz. 2500 Boulderprobleme werden detailliert beschrieben. Neben dem Hauptgebiet Okertal werden weitere Granitgebiete im nördlichen und östlichen Harz aufgeführt, sowie die Sandsteingebiete im nördlichen Harzvorland.

Author(s): A. Hake

Date: 2022

Alle Klettergebiete des Harz und Harzvorlandes weren detailliert beschrieben - das Okertal ist nicht enthalten!

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