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Shine bright like a dino

In a random small village like Niederbronn-les-Bains we find more public space than in the occasional 25x more populated city in Flanders. We find bakery goods which the baker must have picked up, after they were dropped by an eagle who in turn stole it from atop a shiny mountain where the sun went under purple while a wizard crafted this peculiar piece of bakery art for his true love. And we find sandstone!

 

 

Left: Fleckensteinerweg (send). Right: La Fissure (send) from Pasiphae.

 

When we climb we meet people from Berlin, from Antwerp, from Limburg, and David and Birgitta from Frankfurt who we meet again by coincidence after meeting in Bohuslän last year. Rusted randomly placed rings are alternated by bolts and well protectable cracks. On climbing days we choose our routes careful as there is a lot of variation in climbing quality with greasy sandy chossymossy routes alternating outspoken legendary lines.

 

 

Left: Associés directe from Parapluie de Pierre. Right: Vol des Chauves Souris (send) from Normal Sup.

 

Recommended topo: Despite already dating back from 2009 we favored Sandsteinfelsen der Vogesen by Timo Marschner, Martin Schepers, et al..