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.
10 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rodenstein:
Schlaifhausener Kante 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Sport, 90'
Neuer Zinnenweg 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 75'
Edelweisskante (kante = arete) 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Sport, 80'
Pfeilerkante 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 80'
Spanische Zeiten 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Sport, 50'
Sekundant 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 45'
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Schlaifhausener Kante 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c International : Europe : ... : Rodenstein
Super nice, easy climbing with a very alpine feel to an amazing view. You can stroll up this and belay your partner up to the top with you where you can sit and enjoy the view together - there's plenty of space and two anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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