La Zaplaz/Deubel Holes

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.
yatsek
on Dec 12, 2008 2:14 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking
Image ID: 471390

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peterbud

peterbud - Dec 12, 2008 4:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Called also as

Deubel holes

yatsek

yatsek - Dec 12, 2008 4:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Called also as

Deubel? A person's name? I also wonder if you know what "zaplaz" means.

peterbud

peterbud - Dec 16, 2008 4:32 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Called also as

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".

yatsek

yatsek - Dec 16, 2008 8:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Called also as

Thanks a lot, Peter. You've been very helpul.

peterbud

peterbud - Mar 28, 2009 10:18 am - Voted 10/10

Two more pics

here and here

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 28, 2009 2:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Two more pics

So now only a vintage viewcard is missing :)

Ivona

Ivona - Mar 29, 2009 6:37 am - Voted 10/10

Hej Peter

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

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 29, 2009 7:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hej Peter

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

peterbud

peterbud - Mar 29, 2009 8:20 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Hej Peter

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!

peterbud

peterbud - Mar 29, 2009 8:23 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Hej Peter

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 ;)

musakhan

musakhan - Jun 30, 2010 3:40 am - Hasn't voted

wonderful

wonderful and interesting

yatsek

yatsek - Jun 30, 2010 4:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wonderful

Thanks, glad you like it.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 27, 2010 3:55 pm - Voted 10/10

looks amazing...

almost like a natural cathedral...

yatsek

yatsek - Sep 27, 2010 5:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: looks amazing...

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? :)

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 27, 2010 7:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: looks amazing...

which one?

yatsek

yatsek - Sep 27, 2010 8:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: looks amazing...

One of the links is in the top left-hand corner.

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