Klettern, July/August 2006
The Beaver Lie (Die Bieberlüge)
Setesdal, the climbing mekka of southern Norway + topos.
by Peter Brunnert
photos by Hans Weninger
In the past 15 years “Kjugekull” has changed from a training region to a hip bouldering area in southern Sweden
by Jonas Paulsson
photos by Jonas Paulsson
Biography and interview with Chris Sharma.
The American climbing Wunderkind got older and even better.
Biography by Ralph Stöhr
Inteview by Miquel Riera
Photos by Corey Rich,Roberto Fioravanti
Alpine Beginner’s Section:
• intro: “ breakup to undreamed-of heights”
• what to take - the alpine basic equipment
• how the first tour works out – 3 steps for a successful alpine climbing debut
• info corner: collection of weather forecast sites, hotlines and service numbers
• route tip Germany : “in the climbers’ paradise”- Oberintal; Wettersteingebirge + topos and descriptions
• “Seilschaft in Aktion” : Hints and tips for handling the rope and belay
• safe at the stand
• commands on the rope
• info corner: alpine risks
• route tip Austria: “royal pleasure” - Hochkönig in Salzburger Land
• downwards but safe!: safe ways down
• additional insurance: tips for use of mobile belay
• good on foot: 20 tips for walking in alpine terrain
• route tip Switzerland: “best quality granite” - Göschner Tal in Urner Alpen
Quickdraws: Description, explanation and market overview.
by Ralph Stöhr
The area with the highest density of rocks in the “Vogtland” (Germany) guide+ topos
by Andreas Schuster
“Big Wall Tourist”.
A British team climbs the 1000meter wall behind the Angel Falls in Venezuela
by John Arran
photos by www.thefreeclimber.com