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Neckarland (Stuttgart area) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,500'
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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',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Yellow line is Z-riss (7+) and the green to the ri...

Z-Riss (z-crack) 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Europe : Germany : ... : Klettergarten Stetten
Easy start to the ledge, then continue straight from below the diagonal crack. You'll be tempted to go to the right by try to avoid it, despite how blank the wall looks. Precise footwork and speed through the crux are required. The small flake to the right will look tempting (from Dunkelkammer) and regardless of whether you use it, it's still tough....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Larry Shaw 1
From: Boulder, CO
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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