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Hoher Stein (High Rock) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 49.8832, 11.1714 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Shawn Heath on Jun 22, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: The dirt road you follow to the crag.


A pretty out-of-the-way crag where you'll almost certainly be alone when you come out here. It's pretty good for climbing in the summer because the rock faces north and west. The routes are relatively short at 15m and there are no outstanding routes that would lure the crowds. However, the climbing is enjoyable, as is the isolation. If you're looking for a relaxed, quiet atmosphere with a wide variety of difficulty to try, then this is a good crag to come to. There are 24 routes ranging from UIAA 4 to 8+/9- (5.4 to 5.12b). However, while I haven't done all of the routes here (obviously), I would question the accuracy of the 8+/9- rating. Come and find out for yourself and offer up your own correction for what the guidebook says.

Getting There 

From Nürnberg/Erlangen head north on A73 and exit into Forchheim. Follow the signs towards Ebermannstadt and continue driving through Ebermannstadt. After a little while after leaving this town, you'll see a sign on your left showing you the road you need to take to get to Heiligenstadt. Once you've reached Heiligenstadt continue down the main road and just as you're leaving you'll see a road on your right directing you towards Plankenfels. When you get to Neumühle, turn towards Reckendorf. When you enter Reckendorf, take the road on your right and follow it for 200m and park next to the Glass container. Hike 50m up the hill on the road and turn left on the dirt road. After 120m, the trail forks and you should head to the right through the forest. Stay on this path and don't take another right up the stairs to the hut. After another 150m the red point sign indicates the path takes a sharp right turn. From here you can already see the rock. Either follow the red point path to the right and then head uphill for 100m to get to the right side of the crag or continue up the left fork for about 50m until you see a climber's trail leading up to the left side of the crag.
The hike takes about 15 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 16.2 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Hoher Stein (High Rock)
Rock Climbing Photo: Me transitioning from the block onto the wall.

Blockade 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Germany : ... : Hoher Stein (High Rock)
Climb up the juggy block in front of the wall and reach across to clip the first bolt. Strech up onto good hand and foot holds and enjoy the rest of the face climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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