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By Dan B
Jul 5, 2012

I'll be living in Berlin so these would be long-weekend destinations I expect. Anybody have some experience over there and some must-explore areas?

Danke!


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By kennoyce
From Layton, UT
Jul 5, 2012
Climbing at the Gallery in Red Rocks

Dan B wrote:
I'll be living in Berlin so these would be long-weekend destinations I expect. Anybody have some experience over there and some must-explore areas? Danke!


I just got back from a trip to Germany and had a blast sport climbing in the Frankenjura. I think there are somewhere around 10,000 routes on good limestone in that area, but it is probably 4 hours south of Berlin. We did meet some climbers there from Berlin who came down for a three day weekend, so it's doable. Have fun and remember that Europe is a small place, so going to other countries isn't that difficult either.


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By Jim Titt
From Germany
Jul 6, 2012

There is a directory of German sport cliffs titled Deutsch Rock from tmms verlag and comes with a very usefull map, well worth buying if you are spending any time over here.
I lived in Berlin for 2 years and nearby thereīs nothing, its flat. Within a couple of hours drive there is loads to the south though some of it is a bit esoteric! The better areas are Ith, the Hartz and Elbe sandstone but the styles are a bit variable. The Frankenjura is 3 to 4 hours away.


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By welder1
Jul 6, 2012

In Berlin I found some climbing. I was walking around the city doing some exploring and found out that apparently people can put holds and bolts on an old fort there. It didn't blow me away , but if i lived in Berlin I would be over there gettin it done. It 's pretty cool and if I'm remembering correctly it has a 10 ft roof 20 or 30 ft off the deck.

I also visited Dresden. My wife's family lives there so they showed me the Dresden climbing. I'll tell ya if your not into using chalk and metal pro. Dresden is the spot to go. Beautiful place . Even if you only go to check it out , you'll be blown away.

Good luck
Andy


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By Jim Titt
From Germany
Jul 7, 2012

andyp wrote:
In Berlin I found some climbing. I was walking around the city doing some exploring and found out that apparently people can put holds and bolts on an old fort there. It didn't blow me away , but if i lived in Berlin I would be over there gettin it done. It 's pretty cool and if I'm remembering correctly it has a 10 ft roof 20 or 30 ft off the deck. I also visited Dresden. My wife's family lives there so they showed me the Dresden climbing. I'll tell ya if your not into using chalk and metal pro. Dresden is the spot to go. Beautiful place . Even if you only go to check it out , you'll be blown away. Good luck Andy


Thatīs the old flakbunker at Humbolthain, these were huge air defence towers with air raid shelters underneath and anti-aircraft batteries on top. This one got left over after the war as it couldnīt be blown up due to the railway lines beside it. Itīs 15m high and personally I couldnīt get into the climbing there much.
Thereīs a couple more outdoor "cliffs", one on the Teufelsberg which is on the only hill in Berlin (made from the rubble after WW11) which is the one I preferred as it is in a pleasant outdoor setting, 10m high or so. Thereīs another at Kirchbachspitz which is quite impressive in its design but was the wrong side of Berlin for me.


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