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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.5 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Starting the 2nd pitch of Kirschnerweg on Jungturm.

Kirschnerweg 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Germany : ... : Jungturm
P1: Climb a steep and highly enjoyable hand/fist crack to a comfortable belay ledge with an old fixed pin at the southwest edge of the tower.P2: From the belay ledge step left and pull a couple of airy moves up a bulging step to reach the easier face above. Once past this initial difficulty make your way more or less straight up following the line of least resistance through a lichen horror show to the summit. When dry we didn't find the lichen to cause any problems but there was a LOT of it!Tho...[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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