Just outside of Immenstadt are two lakes, known as Grosser Alpsee and Kleiner Alpsee and a tiny suburb known as Buehl am Alpsee. On the shore of the larger lake, a range of family friendly activities await including mini golf, restaurants, a great playground and a large out-of-place boulder.
Alpsee Block Bouldering near Immenstadt
According to the best guidebook for bouldering in Allgau, Allgau Block, this 110 ton boulder was cut in two, transported to its current location and then put back together as a unique attraction for climbers and families alike.
To be clear, it’s just a single large boulder. But if you’re already in the area, it’s a great place to get in a bit of pebble wrestling and then walk 30 seconds to grab some ice cream and sit by the lake. Pictures at the bottom.
Problems & Grades
There are 19 official problems, most marked with small paint marks on the boulder itself. Additionally, there’s a sign next to it explaining the difficulty and color coding (it’s the Font system).
Starts: Most are sit down with your rear still on the crash pad.
Crash Pads: The landing is soft gravel, but a pad doesn’t hurt. The Alpseehaus just 30 meters away has two giant Edelrid ones to borrow.
With the embedded map below, it’s pretty easy to find. Wherever you are in the world, point your GPS to Buhel am Alpsee or alternatively the AlpSeeHaus Naturerlebniszentrum