Deutscher Alpenverein NRW


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Hillenberg climbing arena

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Deutscher Alpenverein NRW

Am Salzbörnchen 60

59581 Warstein

Telefon: +49 2902 94 99 253



The center of the climbing area is the Hillenbergwand with tours of over 50 climbing meters. A total of around 100 routes have been set up in the climbing area - with difficulties ranging from the 3rd to the 9th degree of difficulty. With the wall height and the associated possibility of multi-pitch tours and the alpine ambience, the Warstein quarry is one of the outstanding climbing areas in the Sauerland and even in all of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Hillenberg climbing area is divided into the following wall areas: Wästerwand, Goldgräberwand, Hillenbergwand, Essener Wand and the Brauereifels.Hillenberg is not a pure sport climbing area. Due to the recent development and the wall height, the rock faces are more suitable for more experienced sport climbers or alpine climbers.
Since blasting can take place in the neighboring quarry during the week mornings, climbing is only allowed from 12 noon on weekdays from Monday to Friday. The Hillenberg is located on the grounds of the town of Warstein and the Warsteiner brewery, visitors should therefore behave considerately. That is, preserve nature, do not leave any waste as well as do not cause any damage.
The Hillenberg climbing area in Warstein is very conveniently located and can be easily reached from the Ruhrgebiet region with Dortmund as well as from Arnsberg, Paderborn and Bielefeld. Special thanks go to the city of Warstein and the Warsteiner brewery for their support in the realization of the climbing area. The work on the rocks and the installation of the routes was done by a team around Heinz-Willi Hakenberg (DAV Hochsauerland) with the participation of Oliver Wolter, Christian Bigge, Volker Schulten, Christoph Mehrpohl, Karsten Althaus, Lars Leider as well as Alex Stappert, Christian Kaiser, Jan Büttner and Tobias Grothe.

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