Spring in Kronthal

Last Saturday was one the first warm and almost dry weekends in Germany – so Jan-Erik and I took the opportunity to drive over the French border into the Kronthal in the Vosges. Kronthal is a well known but still cool training spot for me. It is an old quarry next to Straßbourg and provides a...

Last Saturday was one the first warm and almost dry weekends in Germany – so Jan-Erik and I took the opportunity to drive over the French border into the Kronthal in the Vosges. Kronthal is a well known but still cool training spot for me. It is an old quarry next to Straßbourg and provides a wide variety of hard routes from 7a to 9a like no other area in the Vosges with amazing wall and roof climbing. I really like this area, because on the one hand most routes there are really cool to climb and on the other hand there are a great number of lines.

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Sadly the Kronthal is next to a highway-like street – so if you are more interested rocks with a nice surrounding, I would drive a few minutes more into the Vosges (e.g. Grotte du Brotsch, Waldeck, Grotte du Baldur, etc.). The routes there are a little bit easier, but the natural surrounding and rocks are worth a visit.


„La Salpêtrière“ is a very impressive sector in Kronthal.

On this day we did „Fausses fractures“ – a tricky but nice 7a – and later on, we tried „Orange Amer“ (8a) and „Andro Gym“ (7c) in the left part of the Kronthal. Our day ended with a short rain shower, but I am looking forward to the following weekends (then hopefully without rain showers 🙂 ).

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