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Kesselwand Rock Climbing 

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Location: 48.5331, 9.533 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matt Ludwig on Nov 11, 2007
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The cliff is sheltered from the wind and has southern exposure. Great for the cold fall days but can get extremely hot during the summer

Getting There 

There are three parking lots spread conveniently along the cliff edge depending on what section of the cliff you want to climb on, approach time is approximately 7 minutes and 22 seconds. Located approximately 1/2 east of Stuttgart along the A8, exit for Kircheim Unter Tech (ost) near the town of Shopflach.

Climbing Season

For the Germany area.

Weather station 19.4 miles from here

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By Braxtron
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Jan 29, 2008
Approximately 7'22"? :)
By Matt Ludwig
Mar 15, 2008
That was my attempt at is a short walk from the car to all parts of the cliff.
By Braxtron
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Apr 18, 2008
Where exactly is this place? Could you add a bit more description about its location?
By Matt Ludwig
Sep 30, 2008
Edited the directions. The company Panico has several guides for the Stuttgart area, the best guide is the best of the Schwabische Alb. This book includes the best areas around Stuttgart, most within an hour drive of down town.

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