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Ettringen Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Armin Helbach on Apr 29, 2010
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Finest quality basaltcolumns in old quarries.
Up to 30 meters high. Sport & Trad. Bring a small Rack (Stoppers, #0.3 - #2 Cams).
Cracks, Arrets, Dihedrals...

Getting There 

Get there by car or train (Mayen-OST, about 6 km Walk UPHILL). Approach time from the parking spots < 5 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Schwarze Saeulen area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

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Harakiri 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : Germany : ... : Dürener Wand
Awesome route! Starts with fingers and some stemming through a dihedral. Than an really cool move to climb the roof (crux in my opinion). The bolt over the roof can be clipped to decrease ropedrag. Easier finish. Easy to protect....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Braxtron
From: ...
Jun 14, 2010
What's the route quality like? Any pictures? Perhaps a link to a website with more information?
By scoTt Millbern
From: Langenfeld, Germany
Sep 10, 2010
Here is the link to the website.

Unfortunatly only in German.

I don't have a lot of experiance with Basalt (having only climbed here and down the road in Kottenheim), however, it is pretty good I think. The rock on the gear routes generally seem solid and the fixed gear is good. The only issue I have it the use of single bolt anchors... maybe that is just me.

There is a guild book, but it is only in German as well (despite the claim on the cover!!). There is some history in English, but relavant info in all in German.

This is the closest crag to where I live now, so I will try to update as I become more familier.


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