Kelmis

Kelmis is a sport climbing spot right after the Belgium border. You will find 33 routes from 3 to 9+. The rock is limestone. Unfortunately, some of the holds get a little worn out. Nevertheless, it is great climbing. Most of the time you have to tackle a vertical wall, there are nearly no slabs or overhangs. The protection is always good and the approach with 15 min. rather short.

Next to the cool climbing, the spot itself has some beauty. As you can see on the pictures, there is a nice area to lounge out and the rock catches sun pretty much all day. Behind the spot flows a little river and on the way, you will pass a lake with some turtles in it. The city center of Kelmis is pretty close should you wish to drink a beer after climbing.

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Routes total (34)
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9
UIAA

150 m Height Sea Level
7 mins Approach time
hm
0 m Hm approach
Sheltered
Dries quickly
Shaded
Mobile reception
Free Access
Baby friendly
Base camp
Kelmis
Approach by car, parking

Adress for the navigation system: Lüttich Straße 270, 4721 Kelmis, Belgien

The next motorway is the A3. Take exit 39 “Eynatten” and head north for a few hundred meters. Take a leaft into the Hergenrather Straße and follow it until you reach the main street in Kelmis. Take a left and follow the main street until you are at the end of the village. You will see some signs for the casino lake. You can park there.

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Approach by public transport

You can go to Aachen West by train. From there, walk south for 15 min. until you get to the bus stop Aachen Karlsgraben. Hop into bus 24 and leave it after 17 minutes at Kelmis Sadar.

Approach to the spot

Approach to the spot is easy. From the parking place, follow the way that passes the lake for 8 minutes. You will see the climbing spot on the left side.

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