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La Zaplaz/Deubel Holes
A wonderful sequence of limestone arches on the NW wall of the Piatra Craiului, above the spot called La Zaplaz.

The following information was kindly supplied by Peterbud (see commments):
Friedrich Deubel, from Braşov (or as he would have said: Kronstadt), was the first (along with two friends) to climb down this way from La Om peak, in August 1886. A year later he marked the route (later referred to as "Deubel's route") with red signs. In 1904 the SKV (Siebenbürgische Karpaten Verein) fixed chains along the most difficult sections. Hence the route is also referred to as "La lanţuri" (the chains)

Also, SP offers views of the other side of Deubel Holes.

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peterbudCalled also as

peterbud

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Deubel holes
Posted Dec 12, 2008 4:08 pm

yatsekRe: Called also as

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Deubel? A person's name? I also wonder if you know what "zaplaz" means.
Posted Dec 12, 2008 4:30 pm

peterbudRe: Called also as

peterbud

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Yes, as my source tells:
Friedrich Deubel, from Braşov (or as he would have said: Kronstadt), was the first (along with two friends) to climb down this way from La Om peak, in August 1886. A year later he marked the route (later referred to as "Deubel's route") with red signs. In 1904 the SKV (Siebenbürgische Karpaten Verein) fixed chains along the most difficult sections. Hence the route is also referred to as "La lanţuri" (the chains)

As for "zaplaz", the dictionaries say "fence".
Posted Dec 16, 2008 4:32 am

yatsekRe: Called also as

yatsek

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Thanks a lot, Peter. You've been very helpul.
Posted Dec 16, 2008 8:36 am

peterbudTwo more pics

peterbud

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here and here
Posted Mar 28, 2009 10:18 am

yatsekRe: Two more pics

yatsek

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So now only a vintage viewcard is missing :)
Posted Mar 28, 2009 2:08 pm

IvonaHej Peter

Ivona

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I made the same photo during my climb on Piatra Crauiuli.It's good to know the real name of this place.
I very liked this ridge and wall
regards
Iwona
Posted Mar 29, 2009 6:37 am

yatsekRe: Hej Peter

yatsek

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To Iwona and Peter,

Thanks for your additions, Iwona! (BTW With that date printed on them they form another interesting chapter of the history of the photography, along with my old ORWO slide and today's digital images - now it IS about time - Peter, can you hear me? - to round it all off with a vintage postcard.) That's a nice trail, isn't it? I suppose the cable up there near the top (if it's still the same as 30 years back) might remember Mr Deubel. I guess, Iwona, you've noticed Andreea's winter pix of Piatra Craiului as well - that'll be something just right for you!
Cheers
Jacek
Posted Mar 29, 2009 7:07 am

peterbudRe: Hej Peter

peterbud

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PC is very beautiful range indeed. BTW, both names are correct, in fact "La Zaplaz" is more widespread today, but of course we must not forget about Deubel, either. Pozdraw!
Posted Mar 29, 2009 8:20 am

peterbudRe: Hej Peter

peterbud

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So far I haven't come across any vintage cards depicting this place, but if I do, I will complete the timeline with one for sure ;)
Posted Mar 29, 2009 8:23 am

musakhanwonderful

musakhan

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wonderful and interesting
Posted Jun 30, 2010 3:40 am

yatsekRe: wonderful

yatsek

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Thanks, glad you like it.
Posted Jun 30, 2010 4:41 am

Liba Kopeckovalooks amazing...

Liba Kopeckova

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almost like a natural cathedral...
Posted Sep 27, 2010 3:55 pm

yatsekRe: looks amazing...

yatsek

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True, Liba, but I bet there are many more natural wonders like this in Colorado. BTW Have you had a look at the brand new area page? :)
Posted Sep 27, 2010 5:46 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: looks amazing...

Liba Kopeckova

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which one?
Posted Sep 27, 2010 7:57 pm

yatsekRe: looks amazing...

yatsek

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One of the links is in the top left-hand corner.
Posted Sep 27, 2010 8:01 pm

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yatsekSubmitted by yatsek
on Dec 12, 2008 2:14 pm

Image ID: 471390
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Lat/Lon: 45.52752°N / 25.19989°E
Object Title: La Zaplaz/Deubel Holes

Image Type(s): Hiking