After some training sessions the fitness comes back slowly, the long sommer days are fantastic and open borders in Europe make traveling possible again. Even though I was pleased to climb in our local home crags in the Black and Palatinate Forests, which have truly beautiful spots, I was looking forward to seeing some other places in Germany.
So we packed our climbing gear and prepared our van to drive to Frankenjura for a three-day short trip. The landscape, the people, and the charm of Frankenjura are unique. And in spring and autumn when the landscape of Franken is even more beautiful with its scenic valleys, little rivers, and beautiful hidden spots.
But in these seasons it is quite challenging to find a dry rock after the frequent rainy days. And as we arrived after a rainy week, we first had to search for an overhanging and dry sector. After the first day, the weather got much better and we enjoyed climbing the following crags:
- Bärenschlucht: Even though you rarely plan to go there, you often land there somehow in the end. But as there are routes in all grades and a lot of super hard routes that I would like to climb someday, it was a nice day. 👋
- Gotthardskirche: A small crag hidden in the forest. You may have to search for it, but it is a perfect spot for hot summer days. From 6c up to 8b it has routes in all grades. Somehow this was not my best day, and I only climbed the easier ones – but they were beautiful 😉
- Amphitheater: A crag directly above the street. It’s a good crag to warm up when you have no easier routes next to your project. Did not try the harder routes there. 🌲
- Dromedar: Impressive overhanging rock formation above the valley. I would love to climb ‘Mr. Incredible’, because this line is so beautiful. Sadly the easier routes in this crag are not to recommend. 🐪
After three beautiful days, we headed home again as we were completely done and the next thunderstorm was coming to Frankenjura. But we will come back soon – regenerated and hopefully better in shape than ever before …