Late season inquiry

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Late season inquiry

by thegoldengriff » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:20 pm

I'm looking for a good classic climb that can be done pretty late in the season (early September) without too much worry. Something not too technical and within a days drive of Frankfurt would be nice. Any suggestions?

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by Charles » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:11 pm

do you mean as a walk/scramble or with ropes? Alone or with a partner?

Just to clarify it a bit

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scramble

by thegoldengriff » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:46 am

The guy who's coming with me is not very experienced, so a walk/scramble is more what I'm looking for. We're both getting back from Iraq, so somewhere that offers some solitude would be nice.

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by Charles » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:55 am

Wilder Kaiser in Austria is good for both walking/scrambling and rock climbing. You can get to it reasonably quickly by car or train. Solitude might be a problem.. but there again if you´ve not much time you can´t "bury" yourself somewhere. I think the Kaiser is just great! Also the Zahmen Kaiser (tame) is nice and pretty too, just on the other side of the valley and are interlinked at the Stripsenjoch.

That´s my tip,´there are loads more possiblities though. Berchtesgadener Land in Bavaria offers a lot too (The Watzmann for example)

The Lizumer Alps offers good walking that might be a little quieter, but it´s a tick further into Austria.

Think about stying in a hut...then the rushis not so great! If you´re just back from "that place" then a few days in the hill will do you a power of good!

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roping up

by thegoldengriff » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:28 am

If you know of anything with only a few technical sections, I'm planning on taking my friend to the gym beforehand to practice.

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roping up

by thegoldengriff » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:28 am

If you know of anything with only a few technical sections, I'm planning on taking my friend to the gym beforehand to practice. I would do some research myself and pick a good climb, but over here I don't really have the time and resources. thanks

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by Charles » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:36 pm

I´ll put a list together. If nothing happens send me a PM to remind me :)

Do you want the Wilder Kaiser?

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thanks

by thegoldengriff » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:52 am

Hey Charles, I forgot to tell you thanks for the suggestions. I think I'm going to go to Munich for Oktoberfest and then check out the Watzmann or the Zugspitze on the way back.

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Re: thanks

by Charles » Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:12 pm

thegoldengriff wrote:Hey Charles, I forgot to tell you thanks for the suggestions. I think I'm going to go to Munich for Oktoberfest and then check out the Watzmann or the Zugspitze on the way back.


I´d do the climbing before the Oktoberfest..... hangover hangover :wink:

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by Charles » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:16 pm

PS, do the Watzmann it´s a great mountain! :D


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