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Areas in Europe

Albania 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Austria 0 / 15 / 5 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 23
Belgium 2 / 18 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 18
Bulgaria 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Croatia 1 / 72 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 77
Cyprus 1 / 31 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
Czech Republic 4 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Denmark 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Faroe Islands 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
France 36 / 328 / 2 / 241 / 13 / 1 / 6 / 46 / 614
Germany 207 / 1450 / 25 / 44 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 7 / 1664
Gibraltar 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Greece 13 / 662 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 671
Hungary 55 / 134 / 95 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 189
Iceland 5 / 42 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 50
Ireland 14 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Italy 150 / 381 / 18 / 1 / 3 / 7 / 1 / 102 / 534
Lichtenstein 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Luxembourg 0 / 66 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 66
Macedonia 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Malta 0 / 5 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Montenegro 2 / 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Northern Ireland 6 / 0 / 4 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Norway 120 / 83 / 24 / 2 / 51 / 18 / 25 / 8 / 240
Poland 10 / 46 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 56
Portugal 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Romania 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Russia 7 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 11 / 11
Slovakia 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
Slovenia 0 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Spain 37 / 1060 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 1 / 5 / 1096
Sweden 83 / 9 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 94
Switzerland 57 / 286 / 1 / 19 / 18 / 5 / 8 / 38 / 349
Turkey 4 / 367 / 4 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 374
Ukraine 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
United Kingdom 957 / 102 / 229 / 273 / 12 / 4 / 3 / 7 / 1539
Elevation: 1,427 ft
GPS: 49.038, 10.811 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Monomaniac on Jan 26, 2010
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Description

The birthplace of our beloved pastime, the European continent is home to the world's most legendary & historic climbing venues. The Continent offers world-class destinations for all types of climbers, and many lifetimes of cultural activities to fill those pesky rest-days. Boulderers will enjoy the slopey sandstone of Fontainebleau, or the granite of Switzerland, Alpinists & Mountaineers the glaciated peaks & ice-covered walls of The Alps. Big wall climbers can enjoy the Dolomites of northern Italy, the granite cracks of Chamonix, or the sculpted limestone of . Trad climbers will be hard-pressed to find more stringent ethics or more impressive summits than those of the Elbsandstein or the Czech Republic. Vacationing sport climbers have an unlimited supply of top-notch limestone at their fingertips, be it the long gentle overhangs of Ceuse, the burly bulges of Frankenjura, or the confounding stalagtites of Kalymnos. The new generation of 'psycobloc' enthusiasts can test their mettle on the seacliffs of Croatia & Mallorca.

Getting There

Travel to Europe is simple but expensive. Most European airports are easy to navigate, with most signs printed in English as well as the native language. In most countries, some knowledge of the language is helpful, but usually a simple phrasebook & good grunting skills will suffice. A rental car will be beneficial for most trips to Europe. Many US rental companies operate in Europe, but are relatively expensive. Consider using a local provider to save a few Euros.

Travel Information

A valid passport is absolutely mandatory for all foreign travel from the US. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here.

Virtually all European countries are party to the "Schengen Agreement", which means a visa is not required for stays of 90 days or less. To ensure your trip goes smoothly, visit the US State Department's Country Specific Page at the early planning stage, for precise info regarding visas, vaccinations, or any other requirements.

Most European countries are part of the European Union, and use the Euro for currency. Current exchange rates can be found here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Europe

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4
Cosmiques Arête
Mixed, Ice, Alpine 8 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Voie Frison-Roche
Sport 6 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Monahiki Elia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Thetis
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Carpe Diem
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
North Face - Comici
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Vestpillaren
Trad 12 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Remember Wadi Rum
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Frapagalo
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dafni
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Kastor
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Trela
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
DNA
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Ivi
Sport
Cosmiques Arête France > … > Mont Blanc Range > Vallée Blanche Basin 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mixed, Ice, Alpine 8 pitches
Voie Frison-Roche France > … 1 > Aiguilles Rouges > Le Brévent 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet France > … 1 > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Monahiki Elia Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Thetis Greece > Kalymnos > Arhi 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Carpe Diem Greece > Kalymnos > Panorama 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
North Face - Comici Italy > … > Tre Cime di Lavar… > Cime Grande 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Vestpillaren Norway > Lofoten > Presten 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
Remember Wadi Rum Greece > … > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Frapagalo Greece > Kalymnos > Secret Garden 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dafni Greece > … > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Kastor Greece > Kalymnos > Arhi 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Trela Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
DNA Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ivi Greece > Kalymnos > Grande Grotta 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
Hey Mono, Fontainebleau is...sandstone.

For communication, I've also found pantomiming to work well n conjunction with grunting. Jan 29, 2010

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