Slideshow (5 photos)

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