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Violinist - on 09 Oct 2017
Someone still had time to put up this route in Pfalz in 1942! Makes me happy.

https://imgur.com/a/A7qrU
baron - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to Violinist:

Apparently a prolific new router in the area was Mr Frey.
Over 500 routes between him and Mr Laub his partner.
Violinist - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to baron:

It's interesting looking at the guidebook. A lot about 1910-1930, a little bit in the middle, some in the 60s then a huge amount since about 1980. It's the same few names that pop up though. I'm just so happy someone there at that time was able to get out and explore the rock in spite of what was going on around them.
DerwentDiluted - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to Violinist:

Kraft durch freude innit.
baron - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to Violinist:

Found this article featuring Hans Laub, Fred Freys partner, and their exploits which I found interesting.
It's in german but worth a google translation.
Thanks for your original post .

http://www.climbing.de/news/sonstiges/alexander-wenner-im-gespraech-mit-dem-pfaelzer-kletterpionier-...

Violinist - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to baron:

Thanks for this!

Direct link to translated version if anyone is interested:

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&nv=1&rurl=translate.go...
baron - on 09 Oct 2017
In reply to Violinist:

Thanks for the translated version, I'd been translating it bit by bit!
Violinist - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to baron:

For future reference, just paste the url of a webpage in here and google does the rest:
http://itools.com/tool/google-translate-web-page-translator

For example, here's this very thread in German!
https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&nv=1&rurl=translate.go...
MischaHY - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to Violinist:

Climbing for 76 years, what a legend!
baron - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to Violinist:
Thanks.
wilkie14c - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to MischaHY:

owt on grit?
MischaHY - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to wilkie14c:

Apparently he pioneered development in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains so I really doubt he'd have had any trouble on the grit...

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