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International : Europe : Germany : Oberbayern : Crags

Sport climbing in Oberammergau

Sportkletterführer Oberammergau

R. Heiland Panico Alpinverlag

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sportclimbing in Oberammergau


Chiemgau Rock

Ch. Müller

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climbing between Inn and Saalach. In English!

Bay Alpen

Bayerische Alpen Band 1

M. Stadler Panico Alpinverlag

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climbing in Chiemgau and Berchtesgaden

München rockt!

München rockt!

D. Neumayr, Th. Neumayr Panico Alpinverlag

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Climbing in Konstein, Berg am Starnberger See, Oberammergau (Frauenwasserl, Kraxentrager), Kochel, Bad Heilbrunn, Brauneck, Roß- und Buchstein, and climbing gyms in the area of Munich

International : Europe : Germany : Oberbayern

Bayerische Voralpen

M.Lochner Lochner Verlag

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Good topos and maps describe the climbing destinations between Kochel and Kampenwand, which offer routes ranging in length from single to 8-pitches and difficulties from 5.3 to 5.13.

Alpinkletterführer Karwendel

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Not only are Alpine classics in perfect rock described here, but also modern alpine sport climbing and kid-friendly crags.

Alpinkletterführer Wetterstein Nord

Rolf Gemza, Martin Oswald, Christian Pfanzelt

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Many alpine destinations around Wetterstein mixed in with some consumer-friendly sport crags.

Part 3

Bayerische Alpen Band 3

M. Stadler Panico Alpenverlag

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Guidebook for areas from Bayrischzell through Benediktbeuern

Band 2

Bayerische Alpen Band 2

M. Stadler Panico Alpenverlag

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Climbing guidebook for the Bavarian Alps, Out of Rosenheim & Kufstein. Sport climbing in den Bavarian Alps.

International : Europe

Europe Sport Vertical

Europe - Sport Vertical

By David Atchison-Jones, Jingo Wobbly Publishing

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This is an overview book that sets out to list every single crag on the European continent a la Tim Toula's "Rock N' Road". Intended for a broad audience of various languages, the book uses an absurdly complex assortment of symbols & numbers to "describe" each crag without the use of text. The book is in full color, with plentiful glossy photos of various crags. This isn't a guidebook in the classic sense, but it can be a good way to learn about the locations & raw statistics of the multitude of little known crags in Europe. The book indicates number of routes, height of cliff, length of approach, sun exposure, and relative quality for more than 2600 sport, bouldering & alpine crags. The book also points you in the direction of the pertinent local guidebooks. Its a nice reference book, but probably not too useful once you're on the road. Set it on the coffee table or near your procelain throne for a few minutes of inspiration when the local weather is bad.

Rock Climbing Europe by Stewart Green

Rock Climbing Europe

Stewart Green, Falcon Guides

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Rock Climbing Europe is the perfect starting point for Americans on their way to Europe. The book is far from comprehensive, so ensure that your destination is included before laying out $40 or so. If your destination is included, expect explicit, robust, American-style route descriptions (a rarity in European guides) & photo-topos, all prefaced with a good deal of "Lonely Planet"-style traveler information. The book also follows the Falcon Guide system of providing tips on lodging/camping and where to find amenities in the local area. The book is encyclopedic is size, so you may want to xerox the key sections if you're going for a short trip.