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Hardcore Parkour !!. German Rock-climbing, and the people who like it. Believe it or not…. Germany is a huge attraction for fans of competitive climbing and bouldering the world over, with over 700 professional climbing resorts.

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hardcore parkour

Hardcore Parkour!!

German Rock-climbing, and the people who like it.

believe it or not
Believe it or not…
  • Germany is a huge attraction for fans of competitive climbing and bouldering the world over, with over 700 professional climbing resorts.
  • Germany, in both 2010 and 2011, hosted the world-wide bouldering competition. That’s a big deal!
so what s that mean
So what’s that mean?
  • Bouldering involves climbing without a rope attached, risky business, nein? There’s tons of great places in Germany to do it, such as:
    • Over 100 routes in Baden-Württemberg!
    • More than 130 in Nordrhein-Westfalen!
    • Over 200 in Bayern (Bavaria)!
so people actually do this
So people actually do this?
  • Yup! Check out these normal people in Germany tickling the stone:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBUtuco4HsY
    • In Germany, climbing teams and leagues are common, just like they are here in America.
what was that competition again
What was that competition, again?
  • That “competition” was the incredibly hard-core boulder world cup in Munich, if you want to feel like an incredibly lame human being, watch these incredible climbers:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsEzP8j0DNk
climbing in the media
Climbing in the Media
  • German climbing has inspired multiple films, but the most popular by far is Nordwand (North Face).
    • Here’s an (admittedly intense) trailer:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZElkv-xcwo
sources cited
Sources Cited
  • Youtube.com for the use of videos and links.
  • http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/Europe/Germany
  • http://www.urbanclimbermag.com/travel/bouldering_in_france_germany_and_switzerland/
  • http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php?topic=18069.0