Located in the northern half of a magical place called Euroland. Friendly locals (who likely speak a good amount of English) are usually more than willing to help you figure out where you're going or which route is which. Most routes have UIAA grades (exception: a few areas in the eastern half).
There's also plenty of climbing history in Germany. Harder free climbing got its impetus in the 1970's from a man by the name of Kurt Albert, who invented the redpoint at the Frankenjura area. Also, if you're super-badass and looking for a decent 5.14+, check out 'Action Direct' put up by Wolfgang Güllich.
Please respect local ethics. Some areas prohibit chalk and active protection.
Go to Euroland; it's a relatively large country with relatively large amounts of beer.
The approach can be rather long if you start on a different continent.
Here's a handy map with a good overview of major climbing areas (in German): www.dav-felsinfo.de/ajaxdav/
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|By Matt Ludwig|
Jun 26, 2009
I am living in the Stuttgart area, I will be able to meet up around the end of July when I return from my vacation so we could meet up in the Frankenjura.
|By Austin Cooner|
Jul 23, 2010
I will be in Germany for 2 years starting this August and would like to get together with some climbers who can show me some awesome stuff in Germany. I will be stationed in Spangdahlem, Rheinland-Pfalz. I will bring all my gear with me, but need someone to show me the local crags. I honestly don't even know where to begin! Thanks!
|By Brian Devine|
Aug 3, 2010
I am in Kaiserslautern area, let me know when you get in, I've only been here for a couple of months, but there is some descent stuff nearby.
Apr 1, 2011
I'm looking for a reliable climbing partner. The only requirements are: good sense of humor, taste for beer, motivation to climb. PM me if you're interested in meeting up sometime.
|By Chris Vredeveld|
From: Stuttgart Germany
Sep 7, 2011
Going to be moving to Stuttgart at the beginning of the year/end of the year. Looking to try and find a partner for either the gym or hopefully out in the real world. Haven't been climbing much lately but have led up to 5.9 in the gym. Would like to give alpine a try at some point to. Leave me a message here if your in the area.
Oct 23, 2012
Just arrived to Germany, will be living here for the next couple of years if anyone in the area of Eschenbach would like to climb send me a message. Id like to get out as much as possible as the months coming will be getting cold I would look to going to Gyms.