Katzenbuckel Rock Climbing
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DescriptionA different flavor of limestone climbing than what you usually get in the Frankenjura. Here, pockets are very seldom. Climbs predominantly ascend crimps and slopers, unless you're following one of the crack lines. Also, due to the lack of features, crack climbing here can actually be enjoyable as the walls of the cracks are pretty smooth, making for nice jamming. And even though there are cracks here, a set of quickdraws is all you'll need because they're all bolted.
The rock is generally of relatively low quality. The further right you are (the tower, for example) the better the rock is. Further left it gets pretty crumbly. Either stay very alert or bring a helmet for at least the belayer, or both.
The crag is exposed to sunlight, so wear sunblock or avoid climbing here in summer.
Getting ThereFrom Nürnberg, drive north on the A73 to Bamberg. Change over onto the A70 towards Bayreuth/Berlin. Take the Scheßlitz exit (Exit 18) and turn left to drive under the Autobahn. Drive past Burgellern and Ehrl and into Stübig. In Stübig, the road forks and you need to take the left fork. Drive uphill and where the road takes it's first sharp turn (hairpin) go left onto the dirt road. Drive down this for 70m and park on the right.
In front of you is a path up the hill. Follow this path straight up to the crag. The trail reaches the crag where the picture was taken.
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