RTL 5minutes – Do not hang around: Guide to Luxembourg climbing spots

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Luxembourg may not be known for its high peaks and impending mountain ranges, however, there are a number of climbing spots both indoor and outdoor.

Let’s start at the center and branch out.

Block House

Part of the Boulder Klub Letzeburg collective, Bloc House is the only downtown climb at the moment. BKL was founded in 2007 and is the only bouldering association in Luxembourg. You can find them at 12, rue du Pont, L-2344 Luxembourg.

Shell

Halfway through the booming Krichberg landscape, the city’s largest sports complex also has a climbing wall. The courses at La Coque are suitable for all skill levels and there are private sessions to be given by qualified instructors and even birthday parties organized for the little ones.

Red Climbing Center – Soleuvre

The Red Rock Center is an elegant and stimulating collection of climbs in the south of the country. Once again, the facility caters to all skill levels, with sessions available for private lessons or group bookings. In fact, team building sessions are recommended.

Youth Hostel – Echternach

The 14m high wall of the Echternach Youth Hostel is a popular attraction for those visiting the Mullerthal. The sessions take place twice a week and are open for pre-booking (subject to conditions). More info here.

Wanterbaach

Climbing the cold face of Wanterbach in Berdorf is reserved for the most seasoned climbers. Indeed, the face is only open to members of one of the two international climbing associations UIAA or IFSC. Climbers must present the certificate of their membership as well as their identity card to the agents of the nature conservation inspectorate.

Summit D – Dudelange

The D-Summit rooms might not be the biggest, but they are certainly popular. Nestled in the sought-after region of Dudelange, the rocks of D-Summit invite repeat visits.

RTL presents: Casper’s Climbing Shop

High ropes in Vianden

Although the section of the course is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, when this facility reopens there will be lots of fun climbing among the branches and brambles. Classes last two hours during which. you can take as many classes as you can.

Le’h Park

With seven different ropes courses up to 17 meters high, a Tarzan swing, several monkey bridges and numerous cable cars, Parc Le’h has it all.

RTL presents: Parc Le’h

Steinfort

Steinfort Adventure offers ten different routes and climbers can start from the age of 2. You have to book well in advance no matter it’s raining or sunny, there is a lot to see and do.

Further

Funny mountain (BE)

Right across the border and next to the fun (so expensive) LuxFly is Funny Mountain. Perhaps best suited to younger children and the family looking for a few hours of shelter from the rain, this fun and colorful attraction is the perfect introduction to the art of rock climbing.

Igel Klettergarten (DE)

Between Luxembourg and Trier, Igel’s Klettergarten is aimed at those who have their fingers in chalk more regularly. Above the vineyards and overlooking the Moselle, the Klettergarten belongs to the local municipality. Members of the Treves Alpine Club should book in advance as efforts to preserve the landscape are central to the mayor’s plans.

Cube – Trier (DE)

With 150 different routes and 130 odd boulders, Trier’s Cube offers a wide range of climbs for beginners and more experienced rock dogs. Located not far from Trèves-Zewen, the Cube offers indoor and outdoor courses AND 12 different varieties of beers.

Blocschokolade – Trier (DE)

Just outside the historic center of Trier, the family business Blocschokolade is a bouldering fan’s paradise. During the pandemic downtime, the team made good use of the time and put up another outer wall with many new routes to keep those anchor points stable. If you haven’t visited yet, check out the glorious homemade cakes as well.

Eifelblock Trier (DE)

The Eifel block is a partnership between the centers of Trier and Koblenz. You can expect difficult challenges in all difficulty levels over 1200 square meters in Trier. The block consists of climbing without rope or harness as a safety device up to a maximum jump height of 4.5 m where soft mats await your fall.

Trier High Ropes (DE)

A high ropes system attached to the Waldstadion just outside Trier city center and some 30 meters high in copious Douglas firs, the Trier Forest Rope Trail offers the opportunity to carry out educational projects half a day, a full day or several days in the field and high in the air. Unlike “rope parks” or “adventure courses” geared towards recreational sports, the low and high rope elements can only be overcome with mutual support and clear communication. Again and again, “climbers” become “insurers” and vice versa.

WaterClimb-Riol

If you’re the type who thinks that the only thing that searing pain in your biceps and cramping fingers is missing is ice water, then this is for you. As Germany’s first overwater climbing park, this center combines the freedom of climbing with the pleasure of swimming. Obstacles of varying degrees of difficulty are placed 1.5 meters above the water surface. Children between 8 and 15 years old need a tutor at the age of 18 on site.

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