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Hessigheimer Felsengärten 
Klettergarten Stetten 
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Neckarland (Stuttgart area) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,500'
Location: 48.86, 9.2532 View Map  Incorrect?
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Hessigheimer Fels, peaceful views of the vinyards ...


Spanning just beyond Stuttgart to the south, and Heilbronn to the north, the Neckar river cuts like a serpent through a lush valley. The area was sought after and settled by the Celtics, Romans, Napoleon and vintners.

There are only two crags here, but rock quality is good, and route numbers are high. The landscape is particularly beautiful at Hessigheim.

Getting There 

TRAIN: To either Bessigheim (Hessigheim crags), or Weinstadt (Stetten) from Stuttgart.

Climbing Season

For the Germany area.

Weather station 12.6 miles from here

44 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: "Rukanor Riss" (Yellow) "Wand"...

Rukanor Riss 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : Germany : ... : Klettergarten Stetten
In "Z-Riss" section. Good route for training hand and first jamming. You could place gear here if you're learning, but its so darn short you'd be finished climbing in the same tiem....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Larry Shaw 1
From: Ventura, CA
Feb 20, 2016
Hessigheim is convenient, short and fun, but the area sees so much traffic that anything under 5.12 is so polished and greasy that it detracts from the climbing. Stetten has great friction on its gritty sandstone and is even shorter in height than Hessigheim. Both areas will let you get your fix of climibing near town, but much better climbing 30 minutes South near the Tubingen area in the Swabian Alb.

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