Thursday, January 28, 2010

Frankenjura Video via

I've climbed in the Frankenjura a bit and would say that if not for the weather, it might be the best sport climbing area in the world of its type: short steep powerful routes (and boulder problems) on sometimes terrible grips and it's not all two-finger pockets either. The forest setting is superb and approaches are typically next to nothing. Add the thousands of routes from 5.5 to 5.15 and you have many lifetimes worth of projects. This Vimeo video, found at, gives a good taste of the climbing and its surroundings.

Frankenjura 2009 from Waldi on Vimeo.


gian said...

so, is it easy enough to find routes around 5.13a/b that don't involve some hard pulling on some mono?

Peter Beal said...

I'm not 100% confident on that point. My guess is somewhere yes there is such a route.