BETA PHOTO: Rodenstein is distinguished from afar by the giant...
Relatively tall, compact limestone walls with approximately 40 routes ranging between UIAA 3 and 8- (5.3 to 5.11a/b). The view from here is amazing, but the crag can get a little crowded due to the large amount of 5s and 6s (5.6 through 5.10a). However, if moderate climbing is your thing, then this is a pretty good place to come to.
One of the easiest crags to get to from Nuernberg/Erlangen. Head up the A73 (Autobahn) towards Forchheim. Take the Forchheim exit but head toward Gosberg and Schlaifhausen. Drive through Gosberg and take a left toward Wiesenthau. Continue through to Schlaifhausen, continue straight in Schlaifhausen (don't turn right towards Dietzhof) and take the left where the sign to Walberla points. Continue past the cherry trees up the hill for about 1km. There will be a big, impossible to miss dirt parking lot on the left (you can actually see it in the satellite overview). Park there and hike up the hill. The road turns to gravel when you need to take a right. Continue up the hill for about 400m until a small path goes through thick forest to the cliffs.
Climbing Season For the Frankenjura area.
Weather station 16.6 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Rodenstein
Edelweisskante (kante = arete) 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Europe
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This route is AWESOME. Super cool arete climbing, but it's a little hard to figure out where it's going because you have to free solo up easy rock for the first 30 feet. After that, 5 bolts lead up super fun moves to the top of the cliff where you can enjoy a fantastic view. Remember that this is an arete climb, so when you start climbing, head for the bolt on the left side of the tower (you won't see the other bolts from where you are). When you get to it, get on the arete and you'll see the bo...[more] Browse More Classics in International