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Fichtelgebirge und Steinwald

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Fichtelgebirge und Steinwald  

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Elevation: 2,000'
Location: 49.9971, 12.0081 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Forestvonsinkafinger on Dec 15, 2009
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There are nearly 30 areas between two main areas of the Fichtelgebirge and Steinwald (Stone Forest), with vast unexplored bouldering opportunities. These crags lie not far to the Northeast of the Frankenjura crags with drastically different rock formation.
The stone is granite and of interesting formation would make any geologist giddy.
It may behoove one to read route descriptions carefully and bring a few friends and tri-cams along while many of the sport routes are dangerously run out. A full trad rack will open many creative opportunities. Rudolfsteiner in Fichtelgebirge, and the Räuberfelsen (Robber Rocks) in the stone forest are two of the more developed and frequented areas.

Hiking is also popular in the area as the trails are well developed and the scenery is mystical.

Getting There 

Weisenstadt is the closest town to many of the Fichtelgebirge crags.
From Bamberg: Take the A70 east to your crag of choice.
From Nurnberg: Go N on the A9 toward Bayreuth and on to your crag of choice.
From Wurzburg: A7 N to A70, to your crag of choice.
BY TRAIN: Take the train to Bayreuth and a local to the closest town of chosen crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 20.8 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

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This is a fun, but short climb up a rough granite crack. The climbing is a bit thuggish in places, but has really good gear.This is the obvious crack in this sector, starts out wide and finishes with a hand crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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