Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The 400m long ridge on the edge of the Black Forest National Park was created about 250 million years ago by the cold of the magma filling a broad rock gap. By erosion, the soft rock layers were removed, so that today only the harder porphyry remains as a ridge.
On the ridge itself, surefootedness and a head for heights are needed. The ridge is not - like via ferratas in the Alps - secured by wire ropes or treads and should therefore only be committed in dry weather. There are also no way markers, so you have to find your own way.
Incidentally, in 1926, the Karlsruher ridge was named in honor of several climbing friends from the Karlsruhe region who were fatally injured on the ridge. So be careful with your climbing and enjoy the fantastic view over the Black Forest!
September 27, 2017
For me one of the most beautiful paths in the northern Black Forest. Something climbing that is really fun and great views. But beware: you have to be free from dizziness. Not only did I find desperate hikers there who could not continue. It is an unsecured via ferrata!
November 20, 2016
Really great section to climb. I had a lot of fun. You can often vary the level of difficulty yourself here. Climb out on the steep cliffs or use the existing small paths. But you can not miss a few tricky spots. Therefore I also have the advice, sure-footedness, good shoes and a head for heights. Otherwise, the rock is quite hardy in dry weather.
April 19, 2019
I've researched the classification according to the SAC scale. The Karlsruher ridge is rated T4 + difficult alpine hiking. Since the section is never very exposed and there is always the possibility for non-vertigo-free to dodge the forest route, nothing should stand in the way of an ascent.
July 31, 2019
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