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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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Direkte Gamsalmplatte 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Europe : Germany : ... : 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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