On last Sunday the weather forecast was perfect, so Magda, Markus, Marcel and I went to Lämmerfelsen near Dahn in the Palatinate. There are some cool classic routes like „Batman“ (7a+) or „Kathedrale“ (7c). „Batman“ is a tricky sloper rail followed by some powerful moves in black sandstone. It ist tricky to place your feet on bad holds near your hands to hold the sloper rail. I did it years ago, but it was fun to reclimb it again. Magda did a nice flash of it with a super powerful beta – looked really exhausting 🙂 .
Magda and Markus also tried the „Kathedrale“ which are not only some tricky moves, but the crux is followed by a long run out – if you fall there, you will fly about 10 metres down the wall. When I climbed it years ago, I found it pretty hard. Markus did it after a few attempts (sometimes I don’t get it – Markus is never training, but always sending super hard stuff).
I wanted to try something new and checked out the „Sandschloss“ (7b+). The guidebook described it as a tricky route and normally I like it if you have to use your brain and your skills instead of pure power. But the tricky part was around a corner about 3 metres above the last bolt and I was really scared. So I struggled to do tricky moves into a slab with sloppy holds. I needed some time until I just did the moves, climbed into the holdless slab – and happily survived 🙂 . In the end, it was not super hard to climb, but if you don’t know how to do it, you are scared as hell. „Sandschloss“ is maybe not the best route I ever climbed, but „Kathedrale“ and „Batman“ are some super cool routes that are worth to be climbed.