Martinswand

We’d only planned on staying a day in Alsace, but the setting is gorgeous and the weather has been fab, so we decided to stay another night and make a trip to the high crags of Martinswand. These are at 1200m in a ski area, but with the Rocks tucked into a south facing cirque we were climbing in shorts and t shirt despite the altitude and surrounding snow fields.

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The rock is very sound granite and again the somewhat incongruous presence of bolts is the main clue that you aren’t in the lake district.

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Magnifique!

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