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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.

Guidebooks:

Additional Links:

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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 Rock climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
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60
7
Flash Field
18
1
Tank Field
65
41
 Bouldering,  Trad climbing and other styles
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182
24m
17
 Rock climbing,  Trad climbing and other styles
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281
18m
17
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