The best area of the Elbsandstein is in the Czech Republik and has a guide in German!
Climbing guidebook Elbtal
Albrecht Kittler, Dresden, 2009
14,5 x 21 cm, bw, 288 pages
Price: 20,- € + 3 € shipping
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377 rock faces
This is a classic guide covering both sides of river elbe in the Czech republik. there are verbal descriptions of every route and maps covering the whole area. Some topos are essential for orientation.
IMost people know that this area has the most solid rock of all elbsandstein.
VIIIb, french 6b
Different then on the german side on some of the newer and harder routes chalk is legal.
Even though the routes are well protected compared to other areas nearby you can not expect as many bolts like in spain. One should still be able to handle with slings
Die erste Runzel, IXc, french 7b
The beautiful landscape ond the czech beer are only two reasons to come.
Dirk Uhlig climbs a VIIIc (french 6c).