The Middle Swabian Alb with the Albtrauf around Bad Urach offers excellent opportunities for climbing enthusiasts.


The area has over 20 climbing rocks (Schnitter Fels, Sirchinger Nadeln, Kunstmühlefels, Hinterer and Vorderer Hannerfels, etc.) and around 500 climbing routes. Vertical to slightly overhanging walls on the typical Albkalk (Limestone) - up to 40 meters high and with a magnificent view.

The quality of the rock can be described as Verdonesque to crumbly, with well-spaced and securely anchored climbing hooks. Some difficult individual points on ledges require pure endurance, much more than a good climbing technique. Boulderers can also have fun here as there are numerous overhanging boulder zones at the entrance of some rocks faces.

Climbing is a pure nature experience! Rock climbers practice their sport in unique and sometimes sensitive habitats, meaning it is therefore necessary to treat these surroundings with care, the usual “Leave no trace” principles apply. Rocks are protected as part of Europe's natural heritage as they provide unique habitats for numerous rare plants and animals. We therefore ask you to observe the respective specifications regarding climbing routes, including curfews. Below you will find a link to the climbing ordinance of the Reutlingen district, here you will find all information about the routes and the climbing regulations (in German).