2015-05-25

Climbing Roggenhuser Steinbruch

Alex from the Dublin office is staying at our place for a week. Monday was a public holiday so we planned to do some alpine climbing. Unfortunately the forecast predicted rain and thunderstorms from noon onwards. Too risky to go on some multi-pitch high up with a difficult retreat. So we went to the crag instead. The Roggenhuser quarry still offers a lot of routes I haven't climbed yet and allows one to park the car right next to the wall, making it very convenient to get to and run from rain. Nicola joined us and the three of us spent a productive morning climbing long single pitches. We could even continue climbing in the rain because the cover of fresh spring leafs on the trees is dense enough to keep the rock sheltered and dry for a while. We eventually had to leave in the early afternoon. Headed for wine and beers at Christian and Mel's luxury (then indoor) BBQ party made the decision somewhat easier ;-)

I climbed:

  • Enziane 5b
  • Urubamba 5c+
  • Gemse 5b
  • Gemse Variante 6b
  • Ornithologen Promenade 6a
  • Schratte Trail 6b
  • Pauls Variante 5b
Training the next generation of climbers. They had a nice fire with bread on a stick going as well.
Alex.
Sheltered by the trees.
Nicola.