Photo: CLAUDIA ZIEGLER
Germany’s largest climbing area is regarded as the birthplace of redpointing. Established by Kurt Albert in the 1970s, this climbing style involves lead climbing a familiar route without resting on a safety rope. The “Action Directe” (9a) route is particularly legendary. It was first ascended by Wolfgang Güllich in 1991 and, for many years, ranked as the hardest free-climbing route in the world.