Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Bruce Hildenbrand and Dale Haas
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Shared By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Nov 7, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb straight up past three bolts, then angle up and right to the obvious dihedral with the crux at the sixth bolt.

The route is named for the Nazi concentration camp in which my dad was interned during the final months of WWII. He was 6'2" and weighed 88 lbs when liberated. You can read his memoir here: marshallfoundation.org/100t….


Berga starts about 15 feet left of Beasto. The first bolt was added after the FA to make the route more user friendly. It's a stretch to clip, but that was the only good location.

Rappel or lower from Mussy hooks.


Nine 3/8" SS wedge bolts and hangers for protection and two of the same at the anchor.


Kenny Holton
Golden, CO
Kenny Holton   Golden, CO
Fun route! Didn’t know which route we were on because we were just using the Denver climbing guide at first, nonetheless it was fun. I don’t know about a 5.9, more like an 8. Enjoyable for sure. It was a good route for my partner to lead while she was in town! Oct 24, 2017
Nick Esker
Nick Esker   Golden
Awesome addition to Canal Zone! Beware of loose blocks. There's one on the right early on, and a big flake held in by dirt just below the 5th or 6th bolt. Maybe 2 5.9 moves on the whole thing. The rest is much easier but still super fun. Apr 12, 2018
Bruce Hildenbrand  
Dale and I went up on the route today to inspect the reported loose blocks. The block with the X on it to the right between the 2nd and 3rd bolts moved a little, but there was no way I could remove it nor did it look like it was going to fall out any time soon. I found a few small flakes of rock between the 5th and 6th bolt in a crack on the right where the other loose block was reported to be. Either the climber was referring to these small stones or someone had already removed the offending block.

On lead and on rappel, I couldn't find any other loose blocks. May 23, 2018
Jon Sinclair
Lafayette, CO
Jon Sinclair   Lafayette, CO
One of the better climbs at Canal Zone. Seems like 5.7 or 5.8 through most of the climb with a distinct crux that's 5.9. Well worth doing. Aug 2, 2018
Aaron Sefton
Lakewood, CO
Aaron Sefton   Lakewood, CO
Nice bolting of this route! I loved it! The route is mostly a 5.8 with a cruxy sequence that felt like a 5.9+ above the first ledge, in the middle of the dihedral. The small roof at the top is no big deal with the option to go around it pretty easily. Oct 6, 2018