Born and living in Dresden (East-Germany) it's only a short hop to the Saxon Switzerland, the greatest sandstone-area
of Germany. Here I made my first climbs. And I did so for over 20 years. Sandstone, trad climbing and nothing else!
Then came new friends into my life. Since 1999 I found sportclimbing a great experience. Now a days I also like
Limestone, Porphyre, Granite...
I'm married, have two children (27 and 24 years old). And if not climbing, I'm sitting as a Software-developper in a stuffy office.

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Dresden (Germany)

Best Climbing Experience
Climbing "Stroke of Lightning" (UIAA 7) at "Grosser Lorenzstein" and "Direct Valley Route" (UIAA 7-) at "Hoellenhund" (Hells Dog, both summits Saxon Switzerland).

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Translating English Guidebooks into German;
Mallorca; Arco; Croatia; Bornholm

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Hammerbruddet, Hammerkysten

Interests Outside Climbing
Photography, hiking, writing stories about climbing, reading climbing magazines and books, drinking a good beer

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User Profile

registered 25/Jul/03
updated 19/Jun/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Sport - VII
Trad - VII-
Via Ferrata - VF5C

Worked Grades
Sport - VII+
Trad - VII
Via Ferrata - VF5C

Favourite Crag/Rock
Sandstone (hard)

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Schusterweg (Schusters route)- Falkenstein (Falcon Stone) Saxony
Perry-Smith-Weg (Perry-Smith route) - Hoellenhund (Hells dog) Saxony
Schmied und Geselle (Blacksmith and Journeyman) - Amboss (Anvil) Saxony
Schneefloeckchen (Snow White) - Mittlerer Lagerwaechter (Middle Camp Guard) Saxony
Viva Espania - Holzberg Saxony
Lord of the Rings - Creveta Mallorca
Tom and Jerry - Tijuana Mallorca
Hyperion - Creveta Mallorca
Obelix - Rovinj Croatia
Pasture - Dvigrad Croatia
Mr. Bombastic - Limski Kanal Croatia
Super Bostik - Monte Sordo Finale Ligure
La Casa del Peccalo - Caprazoppa Finale Ligure
Il Ritorno di Andreix - Bastionata Finale Ligure