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Climbing in the sandstone rocks of the Palatinate/Pfalz country
In the seemingly endless forests between Landau, Pirmasens and the French border, you will find the most important German sandstone climbing area after the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. And one of the most beautiful to top it all off. The overall offer is simply convincing: a picturesque landscape with medieval castles and pretty half-timbered villages, a varied gastronomy with delicious regional cuisine and good wine, inexpensive accommodation and an almost unmanageable number of climbing possibilities. The red sandstone offers a great variety of shapes: you can find harsh crack lines here as well as wonderfully structured combed walls or smooth friction slabs. But the Palatinate is also a very tradition-conscious climbing area, which you notice immediately when you stand at the entrance: there are somewhat fewer hooks or rings than you are used to in Franconia, for example. So when it comes to safety, self-sufficiency is the order of the day: wedges and cams are compulsory accessories on every climbing harness in the Palatinate. If you take the chance, you will be rewarded with beautiful climbs, be it the great Palatinate classics or modern sport climbs. And by the way: The stuffed pig's stomach (Saumagen) also tastes better than its name sounds.
The guide comes with a download code for a free app for iOS and Android. You get all the Palatinate topos as an app for your smartphone for free.
J. Richter, S. Tittel