Historical climbing at Fichtelgebirge's heartThis album provides a 1st collection of climbing and scenery photos from the 70ies of the last century. I hope I can enlarge it to later times step by step.
is a very beautiful low mountain range in northeastern Bavaria (Germany) with granite rocks resulting from the Caledonian era some 280 Million years ago, with a varied subsequent geological record.
Since the Middle Ages it is covered mainly by an extended spruce forest.
It harbours a very particular flower called "Siebenstern" (Seven star), which blossoms inconspicuously near the ground with a 7-fold tiny white bloom.
External LinksInfos in German:
Comprehensive general page
Climbing community "IG Klettern"
Images of the Rudolfstein areaThe summit region of Rudolfstein (866 m) embraces one of the richest climbing areas of Fichtelgebirge. Its rocks consist of strangely stacked granite slabs, where often friction or crack climbing dominates.
Rudolfstein lies at the heart of Fichtelgebirge, a few km south of the small town of Weißenstadt. Actually it can be considered a shoulder of Schneeberg ("snow mountain", 1053 m), the highest mountain in Fichtelgebirge, which lies about 3 km south of Rudolfstein. On the ridge way from Rudolfstein to Schneeberg one passes the rock group of the so called "3 brothers".