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Alpsee Block – Allgau Bouldering at Buehl am Alpsee

Alpsee Block – Allgau Bouldering at Buehl am Alpsee

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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.

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Back to Allgau, this time with Bouldering!

Back to Allgau, this time with Bouldering!

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I’m currently back in Allgau, the region I think all of Germany should be like. Granted, it’s the type of landscape and culture that most Americans associate with Germany anyway.

I’m staying in Sonthofen in a fantastic Ferienwohnung and managed to explore one of the largest bouldering areas in Allgau today, Hinterstein. I’ll do a full writeup once I return. In the meantime, here’s a peek:

 

hinterstein bouldering in allgau germany
The base of the bouldering field
Good weather and no partner at Waldau!

Good weather and no partner at Waldau!

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With temperatures hitting a scorching 15C today here in Stuttgart, my plans to climb outdoors were unfortunately dashed by a last minute cancellation on my partner’s part! That means of course: forever alone….or rather bouldering. So, I hit the gym today and was at least greeted by a dozen or so new problems bolted since the last time I went bouldering. On my way out, I wistfully snagged a few pictures of the climbs that could have been. Nevertheless, time to climb is always good.

The Ohm is here to rent

And in a first, my gym now has the Edelrid Ohm for rent for 3 EUR. Not surprising I guess. The German version of Climbing magazine (Klettern) did its tests of the Ohm there. I was surprised when reading the last issue to recognize all the walls.

 

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Edelrid Ohm for rent
Edelrid Ohm for rent