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rsmillbern


May 31, 2010, 1:39 AM
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Anyone know if there is an English guide book for the Pfalz area?


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no,afaik.
But the Panico guidebook
http://panico.de/...rgsfuehrer/pfalz.php
is at least full with pictures and topos.


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That is the one we were using last weekend and it seems pretty good, I will just have to work on my German some more:-). As this place is only 3 hours away I plan on making it there pretty often this summer.

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I've never been in Pfalz, ... how welle quipped is it?
Would it be a good idea to take some pretty fresh climbers there for a climbing week?

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Most of the fixed gear seems pretty solid to me. I have only climbed a few of the areas, near Annweiller though.

Most of the easier climbs are trad climbs with a few peices of fixed gear (i.e. you will need a rack).

I have heard that there is similar climbing over the border in France that is sport, but I have not been there and don't have any other info...

I would feel comfortable taking a couple new climbers there provided you are comfortable with leading on gear.


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As said: many (most?) of the easy routes are trad routes, whereas the harder stuff (~5 upwards) is mostly sport.

However most easy routes do have bolted anchors, so setting up topropes should not be a problem. Just take care that you do not thread directly through the bolt and extend your powerpoint if neccessary. The Pfalz sandstone is quite soft and very abrasive.

Also try to "read" the route before you start! I.e. what will be the crux, how can i protect it etc. There are quite a few easy routes in the Pfalz that arent easy at all! I once had to bail in a 3+ but was able to climb 7+ without problems before that Crazy

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