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Bouldern in and around the Harz
The bouldering guide HarzBlock 2.2 covers the bouldering areas in and around the Harz mountains on 528 pages. 2500 boulder problems are described in detail with photo topos, pictograms, first ascent information and comments. In addition to the main area of Oker Valley, other granite areas in the northern and eastern Harz are also listed, as well as the sandstone areas in the northern Harz foreland. The approach to the areas is described with detailed maps and in words. The location of the blocks is shown on the maps, and GPS coordinates are also given for each block. This combination should make it possible to find each block.
Numerous photos, all in colour, hopefully whet the appetite and motivation. The guide also contains a detailed information section on areas, rules of the game, accommodation options, history as well as food and rest day tips. For the collectors, a tick list for all problems >= fb 7a is also included. The information section as well as the area and approach descriptions are also in German and English, so that guests from abroad should also find their way around better.
Like its predecessor, the bouldering guide comes with the vertical-life app.
The bouldering areas described in and around the northern Harz include the granite areas in the Oker Valley, near Bad Harzburg and in the eastern Harz, as well as the (limestone) sandstone areas near Langenstein, Westerhausen, Blankenburg and Bodenstein.
The largest of the areas described and the heart of Harz bouldering. The countless blocks of rough granite offer excellent opportunities for vertical short progamming. Consequently, a large number of new problems and areas have been opened up in recent years, making the Oker Valley one of the largest bouldering areas in Germany.
Here you will find another granite area similar to the Oker Valley, but also the Wolfstein, a small limestone cliff with ideal and steep bouldering opportunities right on the edge of town.
Eastern Harz: Hohnstein Cliffs and Schierke
Other large granite areas with short (schierke) and long (Hohnsteinklippen) approaches.
Langenstein, Westerhausen, Blankenburg, Bodenstein
Smaller, but very fine sandstone areas, whose bouldering and rock quality are in many parts close to Fontainebleau. Short approaches and friendly jumping terrain make them perfect (family) bouldering areas.
German / English
Edition 2020 with vertical life app