Unterer Elberskamp


The Unterer Elberskamp is an important climbing spot for the Sauerland as well as for the whole of Northrine Westphalia. Many generations of climbers have had first rock contact here as it is used for a lot of courses. If you have some more years of climbing experience under your belt, you may want to try “Katharsis” (UIAA 10+). This climbing route, situated in the main face of the Unterer Elberskamp, is Northrine Westphalias hardest route by now.

As most of the time in the Sauerland, the climbing takes place in an abandoned quarry. The access time is below one minute and if you want, you can literally belay from the car. Next to the main face, there are a couple of other sectors that you can access with a short walk. Just take a look at the attached map. In total, there are approximately 50 routes. Their range spread is great so everybody will find something to climb, even the kids. The main climbing style is steep walls and slabs. Some of the routes even feel a bit alpine. Besides that, you have the possibility to multipitch up to two (short) pitches.

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Unterer Elberskamp faces south and is situated pretty high. This makes it a good choice after a day of rain as it dries pretty quickly. Be aware, that the face catches a lot of sun and there is only a little shade. We suggest getting up early. Otherwise, you will get roasted on a cloudless day.☀️🥱

If you have bad luck and happen to catch a rainy day, you can check into the BloX-Boulderhalle. It is only 2 kilometers meters away.

Note: The sectors “Traffowand” and “Kleine Übungswand” are not in the topo because we have to come back with a drawing board instead of a camera.

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