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Elbsandstein (Germany), Nordturm (map)
 

Talweg: Tied-off flakes and hourglasses serve as the anchor at the top of the first pitch

 

Talweg: Making the crux moves at the start of the route -- an overhanging offwidth crack protected by jammed knots, the first knots I placed in Elbsandstein (Copyright Rayko Halitschke)

 

Talweg: A small jammed knot on the second pitch

 

Talweg: Second pitch squeeze chimney

 

Rappelling the backside of the tower down to the grass; the terrain is comfortably navigated with bare feet because of the sand