Prachovská jehla

  • Grade context: SX
  • Ascents: 2
  • Aka: Kaisergangnadel (Prachauer Nadel)




Temporary closed for climbing. Please check before you go climbing.

Access issues inherited from Czechia

Nature protection

Check current restrictions before you visit crag and be respectful to the nature. Most crags are located in nature protected areas, climbing there is subject to the consent of nature protection authorities and compliance with the conditions set by them.

Where to check:

  1. Český horolezecký svaz - Czech Mountaineering Association: Ochrana přírody - Nature protection (czech)

  2. Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR - Nature and Landscape Protection Agency of the Czech Republic: vyhledávač - search engine (czech)

  3. Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR - Nature and Landscape Protection Agency of the Czech Republic: mapa - map (czech)

  4. Skalní oblasti ČR: Moisture conditions map, climbing restrictions map (czech)

or you can directly ask Czech Mountaineering Association on email

Ethic inherited from Czechia

Rules, principles and standards

Rock climbing in the Czech Republic is regulated by the rules, principles and set of standards for individual areas and crags. Please respect local traditions and rules.

Accept and make yourself familiar with:

  • principles of sport climbing (climb with the help of your own strength only, don't use artificial aids, etc.)
  • principles of first ascents and installing fixed protection
  • competence of regional climbing commissions of Czech Mountaineering Association (list)
  • prohibition of creating and chopping holds
  • which type of traditional climbing gear is allowed and don't damaging rock (nuts, ufos vs. friends, wires, hexes and cams)
  • possibilities of using chalk (strictly prohibited vs. tolerated)
  • restrictions resulting from weather conditions (prohibition of climbing on wet rock (eventually days after rain) or during winter)


  1. Rules of climbing in sandstone rock areas in Bohemia (czech)

  2. Rules of climbing in rock areas of the Czech republic (czech)

  3. Rules of climbing in Jizerské hory area (czech)



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FA: Walter Barth & und Gef., 1929

FA: Josef Janeba, Dousek, R.O.Bauše, Hodža & Zamastil, 1934

FA: František Kroupa & J.Kittler, 1950

FA: Petr Mocek, V.Cajthaml, J.Louda & P.Prajsler, 1994

FA: Josef Čihula und František Kroupa, 1957

FA: Josef Čihula & F.Kroupa, 1957

FA: Miroslav Pěnička und Josef Vilimovský, 1992

FA: Jaroslav Havlík & M. Růžička, 1962

FA: Zdeněk Petráň & J.Macoun, 1987

FA: Petr Mocek und František Čepelka, 1994

FA: Zdeněk Petráň u.Jan Ďoubal u.Aleš Skalák, 1978

FA: František Čepelka und Petr Mocek, 1994

FA: Vladimír Charousek und Zdeněk Koťátko, 1971

FA: Zdeněk Petráň & S.Šilhán, 1975

FA: Pavel Novák und Vladimír Střihavka, 2002


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