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Who are we?

In 1986, the Schriesheim quarry was closed because no one was taking uniform care of the safety of the area. This decision left a gap in the sport of climbing that urgently needed to be filled. To meet this challenge, our working group was founded as an association of several DAV sections.

Thanks to our commitment, we were able to reopen the quarry to climbers under strict conditions. Since then, we have taken on responsibility for creating and maintaining the sport of climbing in the Odenwald region. As an official contractual partner for the municipalities, we play a crucial role in ensuring that the climbing areas can remain open.

Our work has not only helped to revive a popular climbing destination, but also to ensure the safety and sustainability of the sport in the region. We are proud to play an active role in promoting the sport of climbing and making the natural beauty of the Odenwald accessible to the public.

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Some of our activites

Climbing area maintenance

We enter into contracts with municipalities and the state so that climbing areas can remain open.

Renovations

We regularly renovate hooks, redirectors, approaches and via ferratas in the areas.

communication

We communicate with authorities and municipalities to ensure that the areas remain open in the future.

Environmentalism

We must also ensure that local nature conservation rules are observed.

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become a member

Become a member of our group and support the preservation and renovation of our climbing areas in the Odenwald!

Whether you would like to help with the renovation of routes and safety systems, or whether your strengths lie more in the administrative area and you would like to support us with the bureaucracy - everyone is welcome and can contribute their skills!

Even if you are limited in time or do not have the opportunity to be actively involved on site, you can still make a significant contribution by simply becoming a member for €15. With your membership, you support our work financially and enable us to obtain the necessary materials to advance our projects.

become a member

Become a member of our group and support the preservation and renovation of our climbing areas in the Odenwald!

Whether you would like to help with the renovation of routes and safety systems, or whether your strengths lie more in the administrative area and you would like to support us with the bureaucracy - everyone is welcome and can contribute their skills!

Even if you are limited in time or do not have the opportunity to be actively involved on site, you can still make a significant contribution by simply becoming a member for €15. With your membership, you support our work financially and enable us to obtain the necessary materials to advance our projects.

Become a member

Become a member of our group and support the preservation and renovation of our climbing areas in the Odenwald!

Whether you would like to help with the renovation of routes and safety systems, or whether your strengths lie more in the administrative area and you would like to support us with the bureaucracy - everyone is welcome and can contribute their skills!

Even if you are limited in time or do not have the opportunity to be actively involved on site, you can still make a significant contribution by simply becoming a member for €15. With your membership, you support our work financially and enable us to obtain the necessary materials to advance our projects.

For a climbing area to be open, there must be an organization that takes care of and manages the area.

In the Odenwald that’s us!

We enter into contracts with the communities to enable you to climb. This often involves a lot of effort, which you cannot see on a day trip to the quarry.

We also ensure that climbing hooks and approaches are safe and modernized.

Alpine club through and through!

We are a working group of the DAV. A total of 11 DAV sections from the Odenwald are part of our working group.

These DAV sections are part of our working group:

On the sections' website you will find the latest information on events relating to climbing, hiking, mountain biking and much more in the Odenwald!

Warning!

In recent years, there have been efforts made by conservationists, local authorities and the state government against climbing in nature. Some climbing areas have been closed and in the Odenwald there have often been talks of closing our climbing areas.

 

It is therefore incredibly important that you all follow the rules in the climbing areas (even if they sometimes seem pointless). This is especially true for the access to the Schriesheim quarry. Every time someone does not use the via ferratas and climbs illegally via hiking trails, it is another argument for conservationists who want to close the quarry permanently. This also makes our work in negotiating contract extensions more and more difficult.

 

If this situation does not change soon, the quarry may soon be closed permanently!!!

Sektion Darmstadt-Starkenburg
Sektion Frankfurt
Sektion Gießen-Oberhessen
Sektion Hanau
Sektion Heidelberg
Sektion Ludwigshafen
Sektion Mannheim
Sektion Offenbach
Sektion Weinheim
Sektion Wiesbaden
Sektion Worms

Disclaimer

In order to preserve the Odenwald for future generations, we work closely with nature conservation organizations.

Club officials

Christian Kohl

1st Chairman

Thomas Höhr

2nd Chairman

Andreas Schwind

Treasurer

Hartmut Schulz

Secretary

Silvia Picheta

Spokesperson for individual members

Amith Schulz

Public Relations

Please use the contact form for inquiries or to contact us.

We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Disclaimer

Additional external links

Do you want to find out more about climbing in the Odenwald? Then take a look below!

Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe, Referat 55

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DAV rock info

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Bundesverband IG Klettern e.V.

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SSG Bensheim

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Vereinigung der Pfälzer Kletterer

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Everything about climbing in Saxon Switzerland

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Outdoor sports in Baden-Württemberg

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