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Jakobswand

Jakobswand Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 700'
Location: 49.556, 8.6831 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

There are around 15 routes here ranging from III ~ VIII (5.4 ~ 5.11). Climbs are bolted with bolted anchors. There are several multi-pitch climbs here making it a nice place to train for alpine climbs. Some aid routes exist here too, making it another training ground gem. There is also a long traverse route in the center of the wall.

The stone is Porphyr (Greek for purple). Porphyry is a variety of igneous rock consisting of large-grained crystals, such as feldspar or quartz, dispersed in a fine-grained feldspathic matrix or groundmass. It is purple in tint and it is a rare treat to climb such a geological wonder. It was a quarry bought at a costly price in the 1980s by some dedicated climbers.

In addition to rope routes, there are several klettersteig (via ferrata) in the Weinheim area. Also there is a tall outdoor artificial climbing wall near the crag.

Getting There 

TRAIN: To Weinheim, then take the bus to Fuchs'sche Mühle Weinheim

AUTO: Drive to Weinheim, then take Birkenauer strasse to Steinbruch and park at the lot.
Hike the obvious path to Jakobswand.

Climbing Season

For the Germany area.

Weather station 10.9 miles from here


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