Finest quality basaltcolumns in old quarries.
Up to 30 meters high. Sport & Trad. Bring a small Rack (Stoppers, #0.3 - #2 Cams).
Cracks, Arrets, Dihedrals...
Get there by car or train (Mayen-OST, about 6 km Walk UPHILL). Approach time from the parking spots < 5 minutes.
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Ettringen
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Jun 14, 2010
What's the route quality like? Any pictures? Perhaps a link to a website with more information?
|By scoTt Millbern|
From: Langenfeld, Germany
Sep 10, 2010
Here is the link to the website.
Unfortunatly only in German.
I don't have a lot of experiance with Basalt (having only climbed here and down the road in Kottenheim), however, it is pretty good I think. The rock on the gear routes generally seem solid and the fixed gear is good. The only issue I have it the use of single bolt anchors... maybe that is just me.
There is a guild book, but it is only in German as well (despite the claim on the cover!!). There is some history in English, but relavant info in all in German.
This is the closest crag to where I live now, so I will try to update as I become more familier.