Keyword: Frankenjura

Alex Megos destroys finger skin just before World Cup

This video shows Alexander Megos during a training session shortly before the World Cup, where Megos bouldered his fingers until they bled in the Franconian Jura.

Moritz Welt repeats Frankenjura classic Corona (9a +)

Moritz Welt scores in the Frankenjura on the Corona route first climbed by Markus Bock in 2006. At the time of the first ascent, the finger-heavy and technically demanding 9a+ line was considered the most difficult route in the Frankenjura.

Dylan Chuat tests injured ring ligament: Action Directe (9a) scores

Dylan Chuat's ring ligament injury seems to have healed. The Swiss climber recently subjected his fingers to a real endurance test and, among other things, repeated the Wolfgang Güllich classic Action Directe (9a) in the Franconian Jura.

Alex Megos shows his secret climbing hall

The Pulp Friction Gym is located in the heart of Franconian Switzerland. Built by Christoph Hanke and his wife Chiara, this training location has achieved cult status over the years and made climbing pro Alex Megos who he is today. A tour of the iconic gym.

Moritz Welt succeeds in the first ascent of Lazarus (9a +) in the Frankenjura

The German climber Moritz Welt climbs the line Lazarus (9a +) drilled by Markus Bock in the Frankenjura. For more than a year, the 21-year-old worked on the beta that was right for him for the heavily overhanging route on the Leaning Death.

First Hubble, now Action Direct: That's what Buster Martin says about the 9a classics

After five days of planning, Buster Martin had what is probably the most famous route in the Franconian Jura in his pocket. Next to Alexander Megos, he is only the second climber to have climbed both Wolfgang Güllich's Action Directe and Ben Moon's Hubble - two absolute classics, often accompanied by the question of which was the world's first 9a.

Frankenjura Climbing Festival 2022: Petzl unites the community

It's almost time: From June 16th to 19th, Petzl invites you to the largest German-speaking climbing festival in Franconian Switzerland. The program includes music, parties, athletes' presentations, workshops and of course lots of climbing meters in Germany's largest climbing area.

Clean Up Day: On May 27th, the Fränkische will be freed from waste

Does it bother you too if there is rubbish lying around in parking lots, access routes or on the rocks? Then take part in the Clean Up Day Frankenjura 27 on May 2022th, organized by Rockstore Betzenstein and


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Raffle: Win 3 climbing guides each: Switzerland Extreme West and Switzerland Plaisir West

In collaboration with Edition Filidor, we are giving away 3 copies each of the popular climbing guides Extrem West and Plaisir West.

Alessandro Zeni climbs one of the most difficult MSL routes in the world with Wu Wei

Alessandro Zeni succeeds in the first free ascent of the extremely difficult multi-pitch route Wu Wei (180m, 9a) in Val Nuvola, Italy.

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Follow the finals of the Swiss Climbing Cup in the live stream

The finals of the Swiss Climbing Cup will take place on September 16th. For the first time, these can be followed in the live stream.