Type: Sport, 65 ft (20 m)
FA: Kurt Albert, 1982
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Nov 25, 2014
Admins: Shawn Heath

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Hailed as the Frankenjura’s first 5.13, this Kurt Albert masterpiece is among the most sought-after sport climbs in Germany. The crux reach move is so infamous, that for years there were two red lines marked on the kitchen wall of Kurt Albert & Wolgang Gullich’s home in Oberschollenbach that showed the wingspan required to execute the move. Those who lacked the required reach would be forced to use the significantly harder beta sussed out by Gullich on the second ascent (...and hence the split grade given here). Understandably, this only seems to have increased the mystique of the climb, and when you add the brilliant rock and memorable moves, this route must be considered among the most classic 5.13 sport climbs in the world.

The route begins with runout face climbing to reach a good rest below the intimidating roof. Taller climbers can surmount this obstacle with a huge reach from the break to a massive jug, whereas others will be forced to use a thin, three-finger undercling crimp at the lip of the roof. More big reaches are required to get established on the headwall at a set of jugs. Fear not, many more difficult moves lurk above. Continue on, fighting the growing pump, making long spans between classic Frankenjura sinker pockets to reach a hidden anchor at the top of the wall.

Is the Magnet at the anchor, or is the Magnet on the ground? That depends on your reach, your strength, your stamina, and your skill!


Immediately right of Fight Gravity on the west face of Richard Wagner Fels.


5 bolts to a hidden 2 bolt anchor above the headwall. It's a long, unprotected run to the first bolt.