The hiking path merges into a ravine that was created by an incomplete mountain slide, according to the information board.
The name was given to the place by the vernacular, since such chimney-like mountain slides have been used by robbers and thieves in the past as a hiding place - however, it is questionable which thief on such a sloping slope wanted to lurk which merchant.
September 2, 2018
Thieves' crib, also known as the devil's crib:
This chimney with the huge boulders was created by a landslide.
In the vernacular, this name came about after such chimney-like landslides were used as hiding places by robbers and thieves in the past.
February 8, 2021
Mountain slide - thieves' crib:
From a geological point of view, it is a rock slide that has not yet been completed. An 80 m long and opens between the demolition wall and a ridge-like wall about 12 m high
3-12 m wide chimney, which is traversed by the oolite bank. These layers belong to the wave limestone series (Lower Muschelkalk). (... from information board)
April 5, 2021
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