Germany

Crag

A nice place, easily accessible and close to Betzenstein swimming pool. Lots of mid grade routes up to 12m in length. It is north facing and stays cool in summer.

Number of routes
40
Range of Routes
4 - 7a+
Rock Type
Limestone
Sun
Always in the shade
Crag

A small crag very near the road that has some excellent routes up to 15m long. Unfortunately the "classics" are very polished

Number of routes
20
Range of Routes
5a - 8b, mostly 7a/7b
Rock Type
Limestone
Sun
North facing
Climbing Area

Germany's largest and most well know climbing area, the Frankenjura has a long history and has been a forcing ground for free climbing as we know it today. The term "Redpoint" comes from the red circles painted at the bottom of the routes when they were first led from the bottom up.

Number of routes
2000
Crag

A small crag with several excellent sustained routes, both in the easier and the harder grades. The climbing is on pockets and is overhanging on the east facing lower side, and vertical on the upper side. Routes are up to 20m long

Number of routes
30
Range of Routes
4b to 9a+
Rock Type
Limestone
Sun
Deep in the forest, the sun is not usually a problem
Crag

A lovely outcrop deep in a beautiful wood. Hexenküche has many excellent routes up to 7b-ish, easy access and as such is a popular venue. The routes go up to 25m in length, and the climbing is on both sides of the outcrop.

Range of Routes
4 to 7b, most routes in the 6s
Rock Type
Limestone
Sun
It is deep in the wood so usually in the shade
Climbing wall

An indoor sports complex with lead walls as well as squash, badminton and a sauna. Impulsiv is probably the best lead climbing wall in the Basel area, located just over the border in Germany. As well as three rooms with excellent routes for leading, it has a separate (limited) bouldering wall, and many top rope problems, good for beginners. The wall is well maintained, reaches a height of 17m and the routes are regularly changed. There are roughly 100 lead routes to suit ability up to 8a.

Telephone
+49 (0) 7621/ 7 79 00 (während den Öffnungszeiten)
Climbing Area

Schlüchttal is a small valley of strange, but good rock, in the Uhlingen-Birkendorf municipality of South West Germany near to Waldsut. 

Number of routes
200
Crag

Falkenstein is geologically interesting, with the large cliff split into three distinct sections. The lower tier has a few routes, but are mostly of value as the access to the other two. The middle tier has some excellent short routes, and a couple of longer ones, although these can be dirty if there has not been much traffic. The routes on the right hand side of the middle tier finish on an exposed ridge, and it is a pleasant excursion to it's summit on the E side. The upper cliff also has some nice shorter routes, and excellent views of the valley.

Number of routes
50
Rock Type
Granite
Crag

An excellent sport climbing crag with about 40 routes up to 40m in length. Grades between 5a and 8b. The rock is clean and solid, the crag faces south, gets hot in the summer but is pleasant in the winter. Some routes stay dry in the rain. Routes are mostly well bolted, although can be run out, especially on the easier sections.

Number of routes
30
Range of Routes
5a to 8b
Rock Type
Granite
Crag

Tannholzwand is a wonderful wall, one of the main attractions of Schlüchttal, with routes that go up to 60m in length. In particular the upper wall is superb, although to get there often involves a couple of slightly dirty pitches. These are not bad, can remain wet after prolonged rain, and in many ways add to the alpine nature of the place. There are now so many bolted routes on the walls that route finding can be difficult, not knowing which line of bolts to follow and where the variations go. The plus side to this is that the upper pitches at least are well protected.

Number of routes
80
Range of Routes
4 to 7b
Rock Type
Granite
Crag

Another good, popular, steep, pocketed limestone crag with short (up to 12m) routes. It has a mix of grades.

Number of routes
30
Range of Routes
5a to 8b, mostly 6c to 7c
Rock Type
Limestone
Sun
South facing, but shady in the wood
Crag

A unique rock formation. Only a few routes on it, but well worth the visit. Wear your smartest gear, it is a popular tourist attraction

Number of routes
4
Rock Type
Sandstone
Crag

A small crag with a large cave. Wolfsberg Grotte offers a few hard , steep routes, that unfortunately stay wet a long time.

Number of routes
10
Range of Routes
5c to 8c+
Rock Type
Limestone
Sun
Always in the shade