Himmelswillen

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Afternoon sun
20 mins
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An impressive tower and wall with a fine set of routes across the grades. Tower Face and Himmelswillen are good routes in the Orange Zone and the hard climbs around Banana Wall are a sterling set of finger testers.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Sidewinder
The steep north-facing wall is climbed leftwards on good finger-holds, finishing with a long reach above the ledge.
4 user comments
 
Reachy
HS 4b
2
Frigging Saw
The roof and blunt arete.
 E3 6a
3
Himmelswillen
The classic of the crag, surprisingly steep and pumpy for its time. Climb the left arete to ledges then step right and layback...
15 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
4
Serrated Edge
The right-hand arete can be followed throughout. It is too close to Himmelswillen in its central section (runners but no holds...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
5
Teufelsweg
The historical rift that splits the face.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
D
6
Y.M.C.A. Crack
The crack that forks right from the chimney is pleasant.
 
1 Stars
VD
7
Dragon's Hoard
From the right side of the block, tiny cracks lead up the centre of the face to a desperate, grasping final sequence.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6b
8
Cardinal's Treasure
Climb Dragon's Hoard until its is possible (or even essential?) to swing right to finish up Banana Wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E4 6b
9
Banana Wall
Climb the small wall right of centre using undercuts (good cam) and poor holds to reach easier ground by a long stretch. Finish...
12 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
E3 6a
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    Just a Minute
    "Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless'..." 10/May

    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
    "Only hard bit is getting into sentry box. Then a fun squirm. Hard Diff?" 02/Apr

    Desolation Angel
    "agree with all above. looks harder than it is. i would probably say E5, compared..." 13/Mar

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