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New Link: Pfalzbilder.net

  • Pfalz is not only a famous climbing and bouldering area. Lots of historic buildings and castles, stunning nature and the very special locals are definitely worth a visit.
    Oliver Schneider's website Pfalzbilder.net provides a good introduction about what to discover in this very special part of Germany.

palatinum.info on the move

  • The palatinum.info headqarter had been bursting at the seams for quite some time but relief is in sight:
    We are relocating into a bigger office and will be back online by begin of May.

Elsass News

  • David Matter repeated „ Le Mesquin“ 8b/b+ in Kronthal.
  • Loic Fossard climbed „Long Time“, a 8c in Saint Mihiel.

Info: Yann Corby

Pfalz News

  • Pascal Schouwink repeated „Diabolo“ 8b at Kippkopf and „Unendliche Leichtigkeit des Schweins“ 8a at Saufels.


  • Sport im Dritten (German TV)
    Sunday, April, 16 2006
    9.50pm - 10.35pm
    Extreme climber
    Robert Jasper live at the studio.

Changes to the Southern Pfalz Ban List

The complete ban list can be found on the palatinum.info environment protection page (German only).

Pfalz en bloc

Loic Fossard
  • Loic Fossard did a repetition of the big leap boulder “Circus Maximus” Fb.8a/a+ at Mühlenberg.

Info: Yann Corby

Pfalz Gossip

  • Klaus Biehn, one of the palatinum photographers, lost his battle with the slack line at THE ROCK in Karlsruhe.
    Result: he is grounded by a snapped ligament for some time.
  • Peter Daum suffers from a torn ligament, too. His accident happended in the boulder cave of THE ROCK. Get well soon!
  • „The monsun makes everything better?“ Bullshit!
    The monsun-like rain of the last days flushed climbers off Trifels. Only the blower of Garlic-Hanne, followed by her tasty dishes helped them to survive.

Hot Off The Press
2 new books, both with and about AlexW, including bouldering/climbing in general.


by Frank Rothe

Buch: Body Job
skindiving, freeclimbing, bouldering,
f reefly-skydiving, speed-Skydiving, swooping, kiteboarding,
p aragliding, BASE-jumping, snowboarding, surfing, windsurfing,
  • Author Frank Rothe spent more than two years on investigation. The resulting book "Extremsport Professionell" is an impressive collection of case studies of real pioneers of the scene, not TV-starlets.

    If you plan to turn your hobby into a profession, this book provides a realistic insight.
    Frank Rothe also took a look at the downside of the business. Many loose their passion on their way from hobbyist to professional and end up as below-average-instructors how can pick up skills from their students, not vice versa!
    On 170 pages, "Body-Job" gives an overview about a wide range of extreme sport activities and how to become a successful pro.

    Language: German
  • Get it at the Backend-Verlag online shop


Wirklich oben bist du nie!
by Peter Brunnert

Buch: Wirklich oben bist du nie!
  • Cite from the article „Fickmatten“:

    „...egal, das Chrashpad hineingeschoben und hook-schnapp-jump-patsch! Bemütze Maulwürfe in gepolsterten Drecklöchern. Aber ach, unter einem garstig verkeimten Dach war die Matte zu dick, der Boulderer passte nicht in den Zwischenraum, er bekam bei Liegestart das Gesäß nicht vom Pad. Kein Problem, dick gegen dünn getauscht und schon ging's weiter. Und zu jedem Sportler gesellte sich sofort ein anfeuernder Pulk aus Daunenbejackten......“

    Part II about Pfalz will be published on palatinum.info soon.

    Language: German
  • Get the book from panico Alpinverlag

palatinum climbing courses are online

  • Looking for an introduction to sandstone climbing in the beautiful south-east of Pfalz? Our 2006 courses are online now!
    Besides courses for beginners and advanced climbers, we offer a special climbing technique course which focusses on the improvement of your freeclimbing skills.
  • Find more infos and the online booking form on our climbing course pages.

Matzeg repeated „Koru“ Fb.8b at Wartenberg

  • Pascals first ascent of boulder „Koru“ was repeated last weekend by Matzeg. He rated it Fb.7b+. An April's fool joke? Line missed, or have crimps grown over night? We keep you posted. Stay tuned!

    The palatinum.info board thread is here:

From Alcase

Loic Fossard
  • With „Le doigt du plus for“, Loic Fossard climbed another 8b+ combination in Kronthal. Le doigt starts in Abjection 8b and exit through Carmina Burana, 8a.
    Pierre Bollinger
    managed the first repetition.
  • In addition, Pierre invented a new combination. „L'arquée type du mal” is said to check in at 8c+/9a. If the rating is realistic, it would be the toughest sandstone route besiides „Mekka Direct“ 8c+ in the Alsace/Pfalz area.
  • Jean Marc Winkel did „Mad Max“ 8a and „le chien engage” 7c+.
  • Benjamin Habsiger iterated„Orange amer” 8a in Kronthal.
  • Pfalz native Johannes Arbogast scored the classic „Brombeerzeit“, 8a in Saverne.

Wrap-Up: No Foot Contest in Straßburg

No Foot Contest 2006
  • Here are the results of the 2006 No Foot Contest.

    Special achievement:
    Pfalz-man Markus Böspflug on rank six!
Finals Men:
  1. Chabot Alexandre
  2. Jean Mawem
  3. Picq David
  4. Panigot Julien
  5. Mickael Catenoz
  6. Böspflug Markus
Finals Women:
  1. Combaz Céline
  2. Decaudin Adeline (MF)
  3. Gagneux Tiphaine (JF)
  4. Killian Peggy
  5. Bodin Juliette (BF)
  6. Letaïf Hannah (JF)

Info: Yann Corby

SANSI Activities at Luger Friedrich on April 29

  • SANSI assignment on April 29, 2006 29.04.06!
    Gathering at 11am at Luger Friedrich. Any helping hands are appreciated!

    Cleanup of the paths to Friedrich and Laubendöll. The minicipal administration agreed to cut a few trees and enhance the entries to the routes.
    Bring appropriate tools if on hand!

Info: Wolfi Peter & Rainer Scharfenberger

Boulderholics.de in Bleau

  • Thomas Schwender and Tanjeff Bourgett scored in "Orgasme Cosmique" Fb 7B.
  • Andreas Schackmar flashed"Lapin ou Canard" Fb 7A.
  • Christoph Gabrysch flashed "Orgasme Cosmique" and "Contorsion Egocentrique" Fb 7A and climbed "Mister Dynamite" and "La Déferlante", both Fb 7B.

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