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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


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


Since Goslar and the Harz are a tourist destination, you can choose from a variety of hotels.


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