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Crouching Cricket
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Climbing Europe

Postby Crouching Cricket » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:06 pm

Hey guys, I'm taking a road trip through Europe (UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and France). Although it's not a climbing trip it would be nice to give some routes or boulders a try while there. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Matt

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby Chris F » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:28 pm

AAAAARGH!

Information overload. :?

You can climb in all those countries. Except Netherlands.

Without giving more details of your route and what type of climbing and grade you want to do any information supplied will vary from extremely useful to utterly useless.

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby ant » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:38 pm

UK: The Llanberis pass, Gogarth (sea stacks) and Stanage (all trad)
France:Fontainebleau is very easy access (bouldering), Buoux and the Verdon Gorge have stunning sport climbing with minor access logistics if you don't have a car. Chamonix is alpine climbing central.
Switzerland: Go to Lauterbrunen and go check out the Monch, Eiger etc and

The guidbook would fill a libarary but those are a few personal favorites.

Ant

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby Crouching Cricket » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:55 pm

Okay ja I guess a bit more detail should help hey :thumleft: We're driving so routes are fairly flexible.

The route is as follows;

BELGIUM:
Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp

NETHERLANDS:
The Hague, Amsterdam

GERMANY:
Dusseldorf to Munich

SWITZERLAND:
Lake Konstanz, Jungfrau, Geneva

FRANCE:
Dijon, Paris, Brittany

Looking for sport grades 16 - 25 or bouldering. Will definitely try pay font a visit.

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby Chris F » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:01 pm

Belgium
Well the two main areas in Belgium are Freyr and Berdorf.

Freyr is by all accounts polished and very busy sport limestone, and not as good as many other limestone crags in Europe, with less reliable weather, so may be best to bypass. Berdort is bolted Sandstone, but has some odd access arrangements. Again probably worth bypassing. I've not been so stand corrected, but this seems to be a generally held opinion.

Netherlands

Naff all. Some impressive looking climbing walls though, if you fancy a fix, but plenty of other activities in Holland to pass your time 8)

Germany

Not been, but Frankenjura is the main climbing area, plus plenty of others.

Switzerland

Shitloads of climbing, everywhere. The country is basically a mountain. Not far away just over the border is Chamonix, which has every form of climbing ever conceived (except maybe DWS). There is loads of sport climbing in the Arvre valley between the two too.

France

For bouldering Font is the essential tick, accessible by train from Paris. More info than you ever need to know here http://bleau.info/

Brittany looks to have some pretty cool granite boulders on the coast. Just google.

Exact details of what's around Dijon, not sure, but I think there's a fair bit of sport.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/map/

is probably the best source in English for finding ouit whats about.

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby Crouching Cricket » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:20 pm

Wow thanks for the help, I have a lot to look in to now. :thumleft:

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby Chris F » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:54 pm

All good. The world is your lobster.

For UK you have loads to choose from (outside the SE!) mostly trad or bouldering with the occasional bit of sport.

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby PinkHills » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:31 pm

If you go to Germany definitely check out Frankenjura.

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby pascalleguern » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:20 pm

Useful and active websie for climbing Europe,infos,partners.... is
Www.camptocamp.org
Available in french,english,german,spanish and morre
Topics in the forums will be be different according to the language you pick,the most extensive version is in french!

Busiest and largest gym in Paris to meet climbers is
Murmur . GOOGLE,they have 2 gyms,
you might have to make the first move forward people climbing there,the french ARE french,
To meet boulderers then its Antrebloc,boulder only but big n busy,some guys there will definetly go to Fontainbleau the WE,
Thes gyms are right outside city center Paris,use the subway
:-)
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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby pascalleguern » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:26 pm

Just one more thing about Fontainbleau,November through April is cold,humid,overcast,or rainy,maxi 15celcius,the site is a thick forest.
:-)
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Although forecast can be on your side for a couple of days............

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby Chris F » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:30 pm

Nice try.

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby mavybenson » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:43 am

I want to try backpacking to europe.

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby garvinj » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:12 am

Is that like backpacking Africa to get to Europe? Or going through Europe after a short flight.

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Re: Climbing Europe

Postby mapsch » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:24 pm

Frankenjura is a must when you want to climb in germany!

http://dmmclimbing.com/knowledge/destin ... njura-vid/


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