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Harz/Harzvorland Rock Climbing 

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Location: 51.72275, 10.73917 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Shawn Heath on Jul 11, 2016
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This is the home of granite cracks and slabs, in the middle of Germany. These non-typical German granite formations take on some fantastic forms which scream to be climbed. The routes are most often slabby and less demanding in technical difficulty. However, a know-how of property use of trad gear is necessary, as there is little bolted protection.

There is some great granite bouldering here too, if that's what you're looking for.

And though not technical within the area of the Harz, but just a tick northwest of it, there is a sandstone crag. It is called the Bodensteiner Sandsteinklippen. If you're tired of granite and/or slab, you can come here for some more vertical sandstone.

As an alternative to climbing, I would recommend a hike up the Brocken (1141 m) which is the highest point in the Harz. Here, you will see a remnant of the division line between former East and West Germany. Furthermore, if you're here on a typically foggy day, you won't get to enjoy much of a view, but you will be treated to one of the phenomena of this mountain, a Brocken Spectre

Getting There 

The Harz is bounded by the following cities/towns:
Holle in the Northwest
Bad Lauterberg im Harz to the West
Kelbra (Kyffhäuser) in the South
Meisdorf in the East

Climbing Season

For the Germany area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rappel on a rainy day.

Gufeln als Hauptfach 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  Europe : Germany : ... : Untere Studentenklippe
Nice crack and Piaz route. The crack parts are mostly offwidth. Crux is on the top to get a good stand for clipping the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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