Vieux Windstein

A very interesting crag with a long history and some fine routes. The topology of Vieux Windstein is complex with tunnels, walkways and two major towers, but once you orient yourself you will find something to suit your taste.

Region
France - Vosges
Rock Type
Sandstone
Altitude
300m
Number of routes
50
Range of Routes
5b - 8b
Faces
All
Sun
Choose your sector according to the season and the time of day
Climbing Area

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
A00 SECTOR A

CAPTAIN CROCHET. Gets the sun late afternoon

A04 Prions pour K 6c
A05 Soleil rasant 7a
A06 Peter Pan 7b
A07 La tenaille nordvosgienne 7b
A08 Capitaine Crochet 6a+ 20m

The obvious corner right of the passageway through the rock. A hard move round the bulge

A09 Quiconce 6c+
A10 L'aplat de résistance 7a
A11 Ceboca 6a+ 10m
A12 Désaccord parfait 6c+ 15m
A13 Voie normale 5c 15m
A14 L'arrache doigt 5c+
C00 SECTOR C

FACE SUD

C01 Rodéo 7a
C02 Viol à main armée 6b
C03 Juliette 7a
D00 SECTOR D

LES DOUVES HAUT

D10 Marlène de Dietrich 6c 25m

Starts up the black bolted wall to a hard move then up and left. Excellent

D11 Double looping 6c+ 25m
D12 A voleur 7a 25m
D13 Séfarade reality 7a 25m
E00 SECTOR E

ASSOICÉS

E01 Les voleurs 6a+ 25m

Starts in the middle of the pillar and traverses left to go around the arete to finish at the lower off of Au voleur

E02 Marche à l'ombre 8a 25m

Direct up the left hand side of the face

E03 Associés 7b+ 30m

The indirect up the middle of the face

E04 Associés direct 7c+ 30m
E05 Parapluie de pierre 6c 30m

The right arete

F00 SECTOR F

CRYPTOSPIT. The most popular sector has a fine selection of routes

F01 Panthère rose 5b 10m
F02 P dalle 5b 10m
F03 La dérobée 7b+ 15m
F04 Charlotte 6b 15m

A tricky move low down then take care past a hollow shelf

F05 Laouni 6a+ 15m
F06 Antonin 6b+ 15m

A bouldery move in the middle

F07 La noire 6a 15m
F08 Le rouge et le noir 7a+ 15m
F09 L'angle mord 7a+ 15m
F10 Le coucou des doigts 7b+ 15m
F11 Idées noires 8b
F12 Cryptospit 7a
F13 Dégelée et déconfiture 7a+
G00 SECTOR G

MARQUE DE ZORA. Routes accessible through the tunnel from Sector A

G01 Le sceau de l'ange 6c
G02 Relais et chateau 7a+
G03 Le declin de l'oxydant 7b
G04 La bataille du rail 7b+

Immediately left of the tunnel

G05a Derversée satanique 7b

The left hand finish to Marque de Zora

G05b La marque de Zora 7a

The first route right of the tunnel has three possible finishes

G05c Le théatre d'un geste 7c+

The right hand finish to Marque de Zora goes right then back left to end at the same lower off

G06 Le supplice du pal 6c

Start at the righ hand side of the railing and climb left to the lower off of Marque de Zora

G07 La petite insolence 6b

Climbs from the lower tier to the start of Le supplice