After my first trip in Pfalz last Pinkstra, I would like to go again in September. Check Daniel's trip log for more info.
If some people of the group prefer sport climbing on fully bolted routes, there are the Vosges du Nord climbing sector nearby.
About Pfalz: Pfalz is a fantastically beautiful region at the very west of Germany, close to the French border. The landscape is that of rolling hills with beautiful forests, which offers climbing, cycling and hiking for a lifetime. The type of rock is hard sandstone, which - as opposed to the other well-known German sandstone area Elbsandstein - allows for usage of metal protection (nuts, cams, etc.). The climbs there are mostly single pitch climbs on beautiful sandstone towers that stick out of the forest, spread over a rather large area. The type of climbing is usually trad, with the occasional ring anchor at the crux or on otherwise unprotectable sections. This is a Trad(itional) climbing area, so no bolts but removable protection :-) If you've never climbed Trad, you should - adds an extra dimension to the climbing - and reduce the level within your confort zone. I hasten to add it's perfectly safe for those seconding (always an anchor at the top)
So if you are interested in this trip, please let me know first, I will organize accomodation (camping or/and maybe a cheap hostel on the way on Friday night) & transport later
Let me know if you have some trad climbing experience, or if you prefer to go on bolted routes or to do trad climbing as a second. This last option will also depend on the amount of people able to lead in trad climbing.
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