Hi Welcome back. This picture is from Ulmer Grun a Finger Crack climbing route in Zeckenloch (Ticks Hole) in Kottenheim Germany. In fact it is a demanding finger crack route for experienced Trad climbers. With incredible nasty lock-outs and moves in the crack to the top of the route! The route is rated 7+ UIAA or 6B+/6C.
If you're interested in trad climbing, then you need to check out this route!
I did this route several years ago in my prime condition and lots of strength. Now with lesser strength and slight injuries this is quite a challenge. But good to fight yourself into the crack an keep on it. We have made a video from it for you guys, please comment if you want 🙋♂️🙋🏻♀️
Back to Trad Climbing again 😀. We back in Kottenheim to have our first easy Trad routes again. We made a video about it in which you see bees attacking our Drone when filming. You will also see Sandra being attacked by a cork from here Sekt bottle?? Due to injuries it was the first time again that we went on a Trad Climbing trip to Kottenheim in Germany. Sandra was allowed to take her first steps again after walking with crutches for 3 months. It is obvious that I have to come in shape again so I went running to get some exercise.
You'll see the bees attack on a drone, as well as see the first trad climb in Kottenheim, Germany, performed by Jan belayed by Sandra. We hade to clean the drone after the attack from the wings of the Bees Keep an eye out for future videos featuring Sandra and Jan as we explore more Trad Climbs in Kottenheim and Ettringen and around Europe!
This vacation is all about Trad Climbing in the beautiful Pfalz in Germany. The amazing rock formations of red sand stone is wonderful. The rock is often uphill and just above the forest. The crags are excellent for Trad Climbing but also hard Sport Climbing. The first day we were caught by a rain shower and had to dry our climbing gear in the tent. We visited many new crag that were exiting and we had good weather. In all honesty we noticed that our age starts to influence doing harder routes that were easy in the past 😅. I simply had difficulties completing rout in the 8 grade (7a). We enjoyed the food and environment on our camping. Please watch our video on Youtube and support us by subscribing to our channel, which is free. Please enjoy 😀 🙋🏻♀️🙋♂️ Sandra and Jan.
In June we made video's for all Trad and Crack climbing lovers with cracks from finger to fist width. Everyone is welcome to enjoy and to see this nice sport. Maybe soon Off-Width climbing again . The area around Koblenz called the Volcano Eifel area is well known because of its lava and basalt creating the perfect crack climbing rock. Places like Ettringen, Kottenheim and Mayen with plenty Trad climbing possibilities. We had already nice weekends in the fore season and had a great time in the eifel area. We started with easy routes in Kottenheim. On the Falkleymühle camping we show you the restored water mill that was just running when we came along. Great cracks for Trad-aholics.
Easter weekend in Germany.
We had such a great weekend in the Easter in Kottenheim and Langscheid. First we met some wonderful people from US and Germany during our trad climbing activities. We more or less told our life stories. We will definitely meet them again. In the evening we where invited for a typical easter fire party on the Camping FalkleyMuhle in Langscheid. A great evening with friends and family around a huge fire. Somehow the morning was hard 😅.
A climbing weekend full of Trad Climbing. That was the goal and it started like it should.
Good weather perfect rock and great friendship with us.
So we had a nice time in Kottenheim in Germany with cool climbing, filming and having a nice barbecue with fire and nice drinks. Regretfully we had pouring rin the other morning so instead of climbing we went for Hiking over the volcano's
Trad climbing is our favorite climbing activity, the mental and physical aspect of this type of climbing makes it a full complex activity that we like. We love to be in our "home area" called Ettringen with plenty of cracks to train your abilities. If you went any advice on the gear that we use please leave us a message so we can inform you.
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Trad Climbing in Annot is a must do for traditional climbers
Yes we went back to Annot again, last year we were left with good memories from this beautiful place and the fun that we had with traditional climbing, sport climbing and bouldering. This vacation was concentrated around trad climbing and doing a little bit of Bouldering. We explained last time where Annot is and what you can do to enjoy. Although it was chilly in April, the weather became quickly warm, specially when you walked up the path from the train station to La Chambre du Roi. We did this multiple times, so you will get well trained legs and will loose some weight with 15kG gear on your back. Hi Hi.We started at La Cave again but this time no crowds of people. Super. Very nice easy crack starters like Adam and Eve to get ready for harder stuff. La Voie du Sage 6a+ but has a quit physical offwidth part. Look at the picture with the rope against the wall with 250-300 meters below you.
Trad climbing in "our" local area in Ettringen and Kottenheim Germany. We love this basalt area with its perfect cracks. They were formed when the lava from the volcano cooled down and scrunk. We often take young climbers with us to give them the oppertunity to experience this way of climbing.
If you are interested please let us know.
Annot, France a province in the southern part of France, his it all😀.
Perfect crack climbing on sandstone.
What sandstone? Yes, sandstone! It is incredable. But please be aware of this precious area its high and even for us scary at some points.
Next to tradclimbing you can also do sport climbing and in a close by area do bouldering. It can definitly be as interesting as Fontainebleau.