Close your eyes and think of a stereotypical Germany, you may be thinking of Bavaria, land of enormous beers, lederhosen, and an enrichment of alpen-goodness. The Deutscher Alpen Verein (DAV) does a nice job of maintaining access and bolts: www.alpenverein.de/ as well as hold a wonderful database and quarterly newsletter: www.dav-felsinfo.de Towns with bustling Alpine activity include Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, and Berchtesgaden (Oberbayern). There are many well maintained Klettersteig (via ferrata) in the Northern limestone alps as well as the Frankenjura area.
Fly Ryanair to Frankfurt Hahn for $10 and take the Deutsch Bahn www.bahn.de or pay mucho dinero and fly into Munich, Salzburg, or Innsbruck.
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Alpspitze Klettersteig (ferrata) Standard route. Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c Easy Snow Snow, Alpine, 2000' Oberbayern Alpine : Alpspitze
Göllstock traverse Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c Easy Snow Snow, Alpine, Grade IV Berchtesgaden : Göllstock Peaks
Höllental Standard Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c Steep Snow Snow, Alpine, Grade IV Oberbayern Alpine : Zugspitze
Ameisenkante (Ant edge) 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Sport, 1 pitch, 100' Bad Heilbrunn : Superplatte (Sector 1)
Klassiker 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Sport, 1 pitch, 60' Garmisch-Partenkirchen Vall... : Am Herrgottschroffen (Jesus...
Fahrradkante 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13 Trad, Sport, Alpine, 9 pitches, 800' Oberbayern Alpine : Oberreintal
Platte (face) 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 40' Garmisch-Partenkirchen Vall... : Am Herrgottschroffen (Jesus...
Salger-Gedächtnis Platte 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 75' Bad Heilbrunn : Superplatte (Sector 1)
Riß (crack) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 30' Garmisch-Partenkirchen Vall... : Am Herrgottschroffen (Jesus...
Direkte Gamsalmplatte 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1000' Berchtesgaden : Berchtesgadener Hochthron
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Direkte Gamsalmplatte 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a International : Europe : ... : Berchtesgadener Hochthron
Pleasure climbing at its best, this route has a little of everything. It's mostly slab (as the route's name implies), but the 10th and 11th pitches offer up more vertical and slightly overhanging climbing.The crux is on pitch 4 and climbs thin side-pulls to reach a juggy ledge. It can also be aided (and is therefore obviously well protected) or dynoed. The rest of the pitches typically range between UIAA 4 and 5 (5.5 - 5.8), though there are several easier pitches, including an unprotected walk ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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