In January 2016 around 8000 tons of rock thundered into the Murgtal, damaging the small power plant in the lake sector. Now, the community apparently cleared away existing blocks during a clean-up operation.

As Silvan Dermond, editor of the future bouldering guide for the Murgtal, reports to LACRUX, the central willow blocks are gone. Among other things, the Murgtraverse. “The incline of the Murgtraverse has changed due to the vibrations of the rock fall anyway. Many kids' boulders are gone, ”continues Silvan.

Here is the picture that Stephan Rothenberger sent to LACRUX. If anyone knows more, please leave a comment!

Rock fall in the Murg Valley - Lake sector
Rockslide in the Murg Valley - This is what the lake sector looks like recently

Credits: Picture Stephan Rothenberger

2 replies to "Blocks cleared away in the boulder area Murgtal"

  1. Hi
    After two years we went back to bouldering in the Murgtal and unfortunately it looks exactly like the photo by Stephan Rothenberger. Too bad, especially since the plain right next to the river for bouldering was so beautiful. Does anyone know how to proceed?

    1. Hello Baba
      According to my clarifications, the blasting work is over.
      The blocks were blown up because the local community Murg needed building material for the stream.
      Of course it is a pity about the beautiful boulders, which were blown away. Fortunately, the Murg Valley has many other beautiful bouldering spots to offer.
      From September on, the Murg Valley topo will be available from, where you will find all the information on the different sectors. This can already be pre-ordered on
      Best regards and allez

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