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palatinum.info Photo Contest 2004

  • palatinum.info is searching for the most creative, thrilling, beautifull picture of Pfalz or closeby Alsace.

    Everything is possibel - send in your climbing-, bouldering-, lifestyle-, or landscape shot. It only needs to be taken in Pfalz or Alsace close to the German border.

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    The contest is open until August 31, 2004
    ...to the contest page (English page to follow soon)

Course III: Advanced Techniques in Sports Climbing 10.-11. Juli 2004

Johannes Lau in
"On a walkabout", 7b+ trav
photo: Alex Wenner
  • The date for the next climbing course Advanced techniques in Sports Climbing with trainer Alex Wenner is scheduled. If you want to hone your climbing skills this is the right course for you - 2 days of outdoors fun in Pfalz , on the second weekend in July.
    Find more detailed information on the palatinum.info Courses page and register for the event.
    Be quick, seats are limited!
  • Pfalz Route News

    Julius Westphal in "Gamba"
    Julius Westphal in "Gamba"
    photo: Uwe Gebhardt
  • Andi Ziegler & Frankonia emigrant Sascha Podeiko repeated "Gamba" 8a in the roof the Retschel rock.
    • Julius Westphal repeated "ZEC" 8a+/b after a grip broke off (under grip in the roof is missing, therefore route was enhanced by another boulder).
      The new rating is still under vivid discussion. However, 8b might be realistic now (especially for short folks).

    Mahlstrom redone

    • Loic Fossard succeeds in repetitions of "Mahlstrom" 8a+ and "Des Müllers Lust" 8a at Mühlfels.
    • Fred Abel bouldered "Madame la trav", a new Fb.7b/b+ in sektor Coupe du monde.

    Info: Yann Corby

    New Routes in Pfalz

    • Ingo Bald did an old Scharfenberger project through the smooth wall towards the valley at Kuhfels that checks in at 9+. A name is still not found.
    • Jens Richter climbed "Zong" 9 at Rotenrumer Eck.
    • Also at Rotenrumer Eck, Julius Westphal climbed the Ziegler Projekt, grade 9+. Not named so far.


    click to enlarge pic
    click to enlarge pic
  • Lutz Limburg managed a repetition of the Fb.8b boulder "Tonfa" in Frankenjura.
  • photos: courtesy of Lutz Limburg

    Alsace Guys in Pfalz

  • Loic Fossard repeated "Bespring mich" 8a+, "Ausbeute" 8a+, "Mamba" 8a+ and a new combination of "TNT"-exit and Gecko" 8a at Retschel.
    • Thomas Leleu & Julian Panigot climbed "Domina" 8a at Bruchweiler Geierstein.

    Outside Pfalz

    • Loic Fossard repeated "Monster Crack" 8a and "Le salaire d' un zappeur" 8a+ in Basler Jura.
    • Julian Panigot climbed "Marqué en toit" 8a in Basler Jura.
    • Olivier Froideval repeated "Le salaire d' un zappeur" 8a+.

    Info: Yann Corby

    New link from Switzerland

  • Samuel Rufer´s site www.sloper.ch is a great source for excellent boulder- and climbing pics. Check it out...!

  • palatinum in the media

  • The interview Florian Schwarz of www.mountains2b.com did with AlexW, was also published on SAT1 online.

  • SANSI - meeting June 18th 2004

    The next SANSI meeting is scheduled for June 18th 2004 in Annweiler. SANSI is the task force taking care of maintenance and security of Pfalz climbing routes.
    Meeting point: 7.30pm, Kletterhütte at Asselstein.

    • refurbishments
    • "Careful re-bolting of classic routes"
    • French bolts - first impressions
    • Followup working meeting Hochstein
    • First Ascents

    Info: Rainer Scharfenberger

    link to older news