Great page as ever Gangolf, but still you are improving all the time, sky's the limit!! :-) But quite allot of houses and castles; those anti culture folks that used to bug me and Vid seam silent now?! Maybe they learned by now that this is how complete guide page should look?! It's not all rock, rock, rock.
Thanks Sasha! If you post a picture with a house, you have to take care to include a rock as well. But still, you won't get all four star votes.
I'm not done with the page, not even by half. I already mentioned to Johan, that I have shots from about 30 crags, when there are about 350 ones. You could spend a lot of time photographing them but you need to find them first! This is what I'm planning to do - therefore the topo coordinates.
Busy, busy, busy. I guess that this will be like Livio's Gran Paradiso Page. Or your Velebit Page. A neverending story...
Another superb page. Thanks for posting it.
The usual appendix:
the html for the link to the climbing guidelines is incorrect (missing slash in the closing </a>)
contycts -> contacts
sandsone -> sandstone
castled -> castles
A Herculanean work, indeed! I admire your dedication to contribute on SP! Will return, as just now my web connection is very slow and have a lot of other work to do. Cheers!
Thanks Vid! Just now I'm fumbling with the coordinates. I calculated: It takes about a minute to find out the coordinates for a given crag, 2min to find the crag itself. With 350 of them this takes
forever! I don't ven want to calculate! :-)
Persistence is the basic competency of mountaineering - and posting SP pages ;-)))
Welcome into the Club of never-ending pages writers! And once again I am astonished for your quickness, together with accuracy.
Thanks Livio. You just need to know where to look. And when you are hiking and scrambling along, all on your own, you have a lot of time to think about page contents.
And yes, the real work is still to come. This is just the overview so far.
Awsome page Gangolf. Yeah, looks like sandstone had possessed you as well recently :)
Funky and interesting looking formations!
Thanks Radek! Cool rocks, good weather and you can't do anything wrong with your photos. And then the words fall into place ;-)
Gangolf, you have done another great page. Very interesting to read something different than from the Alps or Rockies
Thanks Klaus. No actual summits but interesting notheless ;-) Have a happy weekend
This is a great compendium and an amazing piece of work. Not far from my home but in the "wrong direction" as I am always driving to the alps....
You write that there was no reason for camping. Well, the obvious reason can be money, so I think camping is an important section and useful for example for climbers from eastern europe.
Thanks Mathias, also for the reminder about camping. The rooms actually are quite inexpensive which is why I made that remark. On the other hand I didn't want to hunt for all campground addresses (at least not now) so I made the comment rather short. I intend to split several sections (cliffs, accommodation) but that will be a slow process. I guess I'll have as much on my hand as Livio with his GranPa Group page. But that ok with me :-)
Great page Gangolf!
I lived in the area for 5 years, although I didn't climb at the time I did see some climbers there. The mountainbiking through the Paelzerwald is also amazing. I will certainly bring my rock gear next I visit friends in Landau.
Thanks Bob! It sure seems a long way from Landau to Shanghai - or the other way around :-)
Distance is a state of mind!
If I want to climb in central Sichuan, I fly 3 hours to Chengdu, then overnight there before driving another 5 hours into the mountains. To Laundau, I fly 8 hours to Frankfurt, then drive 2 hours before I have my first Weinscholle und Saumagen. Hum..., maybe I need to plan a trip for the fall. Are there a lot of active climbers in the area? Would it be difficult to find partners? I used to work for BASF and language should not be a problem.