Frankenjura climbing

Overseas Meet – Frankenjura, Germany


09/09/2023 - 16/09/2023    
All Day


Frankenjura, Germany
91286, Obertrubach

Event Type


Meet organiser: Christoph

The German limestone area of the Frankenjura is home to some landmark routes of sport climbing history. But it’s not all about pulling hard. You’ll find thousands of sport routes of all grades smattered across countless crags of perfect white and grey limestone, some steep, some long, some both. And if you tire of the many finger pockets, then small family-owned breweries with world class beers, pubs with local speciality food and shops with great cakes will replenish your energy and add another element to your holiday.Sarah Burmester - UKC


Climbing is generally all sport climbing, but a few slings and nuts are good to have in the lower grades. There are definitely a lot of easy rocks for beginner to learn to climb with a lot of (sharp) pockets up to quite hard stuff or even Action Directe if some dare. If people want I can choose by then a few possible rocks for all grades so that everyone has some fun.

Half way during the week we could do a beer tour through Nuremberg or have a boulder session in Cafe Kraft or E4. Two quite famous boulder gyms there (depend on the weather).

In general, weather should be alright in September. Not too hot not too cold and we fill definitely find rocks that are in the shade or quickly dry if it pours.


Summary: Open to all

More details to follow

Accommodation & In-Country Transport

We will aim to reserve some spots on the campsite, once we know how many people/vehicles are coming. They have only limited space, so booking on early will be essential – we’ll give you more info on dates as we figure out the details. The rest of the campsite is a quite cozy one, similar to the one in Stanage.

The expectation is that people will either drive to Germany or fly to Nuremberg and hire a car. From Nuremberg it’s about 40mins car drive to the campsite.

In general, having a car is necessary as Frankenjura has a lot of rocks all scattered around the area, so walking isn’t really that feasible.

Other Stuff


Everyone will also need their own travel insurance to cover their holiday. Be aware that any existing travel insurance you have may not cover rock climbing so you might need to take out specific cover for this trip. Some suggestions include: SportsCover Direct, Snow Card or The BMC

Watch this space!
Stick it in your calendar now, more details to follow soon!

[Photo credit: Markus Spiske]