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Junturm as seen from the base of Münzfels.

Description 

Jungturm is the most dramatic and captivating tower on the Trifels ridge and is also the most difficult to summit by its easiest route. Its known as a true Südpfalz classic and appears on the front cover of a popular guidebook for the area.

Jungturm is home to well over a dozen routes, both sport and trad. The easiest line to the top is 5.6/5.7 and there are plenty of harder options up to 5.13.


Getting There 

From Annweiler follow the obvious brown signage to Berg Trifels which is located just east of town. Continue along the narrow, winding road to a large parking area at its terminus. Parking here costs €1.50.

Jungturm can be reached in less than 15 minutes by following the major trail heading southeast from the parking lot. This is the opposite direction most of the tourists who want to see Trifels castle will be flocking. After five minutes the trail will begin to take you past several towers. Look for the most significant one in the area. Bringing a picture or two may help in confirming which tower is which.


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Featured Route For Jungturm
First pitch of Direkter Normalweg.

Direkter Normalweg 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  Europe : Germany : ... : Jungturm
This is a variation of the Normalweg, or standard route, to the top of Jungturm.Normalweg begins near the southwest corner of the tower just a few feet right of the Kirschnerweg crack and does a long traverse left along a ledge to reach a large tree on the west face. Direkter Normalweg climbs straight up the west face to reach this tree instead, avoiding the licheny traverse.P1: Climb straight up steep and even slightly overhung rock with good holds to the big tree. There is a large bolt here.P2...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Junturm as seen from Münzfels. Trifels castle can be seen in the distance.
Junturm as seen from Münzfels. Trif...
Rappelling from the top of Jungturm.
Rappelling from the top of Jungturm.
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