The climbing spot in the Muttental is really lovely. There are two main walls, shaded by trees. This makes it an ideal summer spot. The base of the crag is flat, so you can bring kids. As well, there are some small walls on which you can sit and hang around. Behind it, you can see the Muttenbach and the Ruhr, floating into the Kemnader See. The approach takes something between 15 to 20 minutes but it is a nice, even path with some old mines beside it.
The climbing walls of the Muttental are between 8 to 12 meters high and contain around 42 routes. Difficulties range from 4 to 9+ UIAA and the protection is pretty good. The sandstone is of superb quality.
Climbing is regulated under a user agreement between the owner and the DAV Landesverband NRW. Within this agreement, only climbing at the sectors “Vordere Wand” and „Hauptwand” is allowed, all other walls are closed. The creation of new climbing routes, as well as the installation of modification of bolts or modification of the existing routes is forbidden. Please continue to follow the general etiquette to take your trash away and leave this place as tidy as it should be.
At the crag, you will find a strange relief. It shows Paul von Hindenburg, the former German Reichspräsident. Next to it, there is a caption “Die Treue ist das Mark der Ehre”. Gustav Oehler, a young and unemployed stonemason created it in the 1930s at the age of 22. He wanted to highlight the difficult situation, in which his generation was in.