The Adlerklippe is a prominent granite rock in the northern Okertal at the foot of the 527 meter high Kahberg. On the so-called eagle's pulpit is a lookout, which allows a view of the surrounding area. However, the relative valleys and the partially dense trees around the rock prevent the view into the distance. Only small landscape sections - u.a. overlooking rocky cliffs on the opposite side of the valley - are granted to the viewer.
As a climbing rock the Adlerklippe is very popular. The valley-side, almost vertically rising wall rises in total about 15 meters in height. Thus, despite its manageable size, it represents an interesting challenge even for experienced mountaineers. In the immediate vicinity of the Adlerklippe, there are several other granite cliffs suitable for climbing.
You reach the Adlerklippe over the leading through the lower Okertal hiking trail. The granite rock lies directly on the track and therefore can not be missed. Parking is available on the main road 498 near the balancing basin of the Okertalsperre and on the southern outskirts of Oker. Both locations are each about a kilometer away.
April 22, 2019
The Rabowklippe / Rabenklippe is the highest rock in the Okertal with a maximum of 50 m and is also called "Okertaler Matterhorn". Since the complete closure of the Hahnenklee cliffs in the Oder Valley, it has been the only large climbing rock in northern Germany made of metamorphic limestone and is therefore of great importance for alpine training. However, it is also temporarily closed (1.2. To 31.07.) For nature conservation reasons. The various routes, which are over 100 years old, are suitable for beginners, seniors, but also for modern sport climbers.
But don't confuse it with the Rabenklippen in Eckertal, where a stop at the rustic forest inn "Rabenklippen" and a visit to the lynx enclosure of the Harz National Park are recommended.
The Raven Cliffs got their name from an old legend: A pious man was sent by St. Boniface to convert the northern Harz to Christianity. But he was only mocked in the settlements and moved to the Harz Mountains, where he got lost. He would have starved to death at today's Raven Cliffs, but was rescued by a flock of ravens who dropped a dead pigeon. Since then this rock formation has been called "Raven Cliffs".
April 22, 2019
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