Daniel Jung and Alex Raczyński in Frankenjura, GermanyWednesday, September 7, 2016
There is this magic place called Frankenjura, which attracts me every year. It is situated between three German cities: Bamberg, Nuremberg and Bayreuth. Despite being gloomy and rainy, it is a unique place. In September, 2013 I spent two rainy weeks there. It was raining so much that even the waterproof sectors became wet, and I was exhausted by the dampness and strong winds. I was really motivated to climb, but the weather conditions were just really unfavorable. In the end, I moved to sunny Arco in Italy. Being in Arco was like being on holidays after hard work at school—sun, ice cream and long routes.
So after all that, why do I want to go back to Frankenjura and not Arco? Why is it such a unique place? The best rock there is like a magnet. There are endless amounts of projects, rocks and ideas, so it is not possible for me to get bored there.
Climbing in Frankenjura is like bouldering with a rope. Grit your teeth and go for it. That’s the idea. I am addicted to these pocketed routes. My good friends Daniel Jung and Adam Pustelnik like this crag for the same reasons. We met and spent a great week there. Here is a little video that I made during that time. Enjoy the dark forest!
Penumbral Solar Eclipse 11-
Greetings form sunny Siurana