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Falkenspitze

  • Grade context: SX
  • Ascents: 7

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Access issues inherited from Sächsische Schweiz

Das Klettern ist in der Sächsischen Schweiz nur nach den "Sächsischen Kletterregeln" gestattet.

Dementsprechend darf nur an genehmigten Felsen geklettert werden. An allen anderen Felsformationen besteht Kletterverbot.

Most parts right of the Elbe are located within the Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz with all the rules you'd expect associated with this, but climbing is generally allowed. Left of the Elbe, the area is mostly covered by a lesser degree protection area (Landschaftsschutzgebiet), also with a well marked network of hiking trails. Some few summits are located on private property, see the guidebook. During spring and early summer, selected summits may be closed because of nesting falcons or owls - check at DAV Felsinfo or DAV Sachsen.

Ethic inherited from Sächsische Schweiz

You want ethics? This is the home of ethics. Most of these are peculiar for outsiders, but have a long history. Although every few years eagerly debated, they are still valid and even legally binding by being referenced by the Nationalpark regulations. They can be summarized as:

  • Climbing is only allowed on free standing rock towers. With only a handful of exceptions, all other rock walls are off limits
  • No climbing on wet rock - for your safety and the soft rock's sake. For climbability an extra model was developed.. CHECK IT at unclear conditions.
  • No hardware protection (friends, rocks, pitons). The gaps between the sparse ring bolts may only be filled with slings (jammed knots, V-threads, lassoed chickenheads). A wooden or plastic "dagger" may be used for better placements.
  • no chalk, no pof
  • Sign the summit register.
  • Jumping is an accepted way of reaching a summit. This can range from slightly more than a stepover to completely insane kamikaze operations. The respective grade system (1-easy to 4-hard) is currently extended to 6 or even 7.
  • Boosting a climber ("unterstützt", i.e. supporting his progress by providing "human holds") is accepted or even necessary on some routes. "Ausgiebig unterstützt" goes as far as building multistory human ladders.
  • Toproping is frowned upon. For first ascends only ground-up ascents are accepted; minimum bolt distance is enforced. Be sure to contact a local, as there may be restrictions on certain cliffs.

Routes

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Aus der Scharte rechts queren und Südwestkante zG.

FA: Herbert Thierbach & K. Nitzschmann, 1937

with support VIIb

Östliche Schmalseite zG.

Laut Gipfelbuch "eventuell 2 nR in Südweg bzw. Nordostkante"?

AF VIIIa

AF VIIa

AF VIIc. 3,5m links vom Fuß der Südkante Wand (3R) gerade zu großem Absatz. Von der Südkante Band rechtsansteigend und Wand (2R) zur Hochscharte. "Pfingstweg" zG.

FA: Falk Heinicke & A. Riemer, 4 Jun 2019

AF VIIb

Erster Riss von "Erster Flugversuch" und Wand gerade (2R) zum rechten großen Absatz. "Erster Flugversuch" zG.

FA: Falk Heinicke & A. Riemer, 8 Jul 2020

2m rechts vom "Talweg" Wand (4R) und über Überhang zu großem Absatz. "Talweg" zu Absatz. "Pianissimo" zG.

FA: Falk Heinicke, A. Vötinger, H. Decker, C. Westplel, F. Arz, C. Riemer, R. Kroll, J. Kroll, A. Riemer & X. Heinicke, 7 Jul 2019

Am 4.R Überhang rechts oder links umgehend zum Absatz.

AF VI

2m links vom "Talweg" Wand gerade (versteckte Sanduhr, 2R) zu großem Absatz. Links der linken Talkante Verschneidung und Rissspuren (R) zu großen Blöcken. "Alter Weg" zG.

FA: Falk Heinicke, A. Vötinel, H. Decker, C. Westphal, F. Arz, C. Riemer, R. Kroll, J. Kroll, A. Riemer & X. heinicke, 7 Jul 2019

4m links der westlichen Talkante linksgeneigten Riss zu Kiefer. "Westgrat" zG.

FA: Steffen Dittrich & Uwe Seiler, 11 Aug 2019

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