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Kletterführer Elbtal

Climbing Guide LABSKÉ ÚDOLÍ

by Gerald Krug

1st Edition, 2019

published by Geoquest

Both sides of the Elbe valley in one book!

The climbing guide is the first (and only) which represents the Elbe Valley on topos. The routes have detailed information for protection and the true difficulty. Insiders have known it for many years: the walls in the Elbe valley have the strongest sandstone of the mountains and also surpass those of the Bielatal. By up to 80 meters high cliffs of Elbcanons draw lines that one would search in vain on the German side. From the two bohemian pubs in the starting point Dolni Zleb (Niedergrund) you can already see the beautiful yellow, brown and black colors as well as the fantastic iron bands in the rocks. The known very difficult climbing areas on the right and left side of the Elbe has now been enriched by many easier routes. Despite the much better protection compared to the German side, the Elbe Valley is not a sports climbing area a la southern France but also here it can take eight meters, until the first Bühlerhaken (or ring) appears. Therefore, a few extra slings are advisable. But then many ways are secured quite regularly, so that nothing stands in the way of high and highest achievements. In the Elbe Valley, it's not just the solid rock, the view of the Elbe and the beautiful paths that make climbing here. It is also the final visit to the Bohemian pub with the excellent beer and the delicious goulash, which brings us Czech hospitality closer. Well then: Ahoy! Na shledanou in the Elbe Valley.

Climbing Infos

Number of Areas
Number of Routes
Climbing Type
Sport, Trad
easy (1-5 UIAA), medium (6-7 UIAA), hard (8-12 UIAA)
Grade System
Saxon, French
Route Length
short (single pitch), medium (2-8 pitches)
Best months
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Book Infos

English, German
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