So the EuroFreaks - that's the group I'm a part of which bases out of rockclimbing.com - had a gathering at the Pfalz area in Germany. Conveniently enough this place is only 1 hour from where I live. There are numerous sandstone towers and cliff bands hidden out in the woods. There are also numerous ticks hidden out in the woods! This picture shows the first tower we climbed on. The party on the wall is not with a us but they are on a really good 2 pitch route.
Came upon this stunning pillar while out looking for a bouldering area which we never found. It is called Honigfels which means something like honeycomb. The side you are looking at has the hardest climbs of the tower and is slightly overhung. It is also filled with honeycomb holes, esp. near the top.
Another view of Honigfels. I came back later with Alec and climbed a route which starts on this side. The route goes halfway up the tower then traverses right all the way to the backside (you climb on 3 different sides) before going up.
I came back later with Alec to top out on some of those towers that had escaped me. This is the tower from the first photo in the album. The last bit goes underneath the roof and then over it and isn't as hard as it looks - well of course I guess "hard" is all relative to the climber, huh.
This tower, named Theoturm, is visible from the road between town and the campsite. It took me quite awhile of driving around in town to figure out how to get to the base of it - a scouting mission! It has some hard climbs on it and they aren't very protected.
Another view of the tower, from where you park. This picture does not do it justice because you can't see all of the base. The otherside (where you would see it from the road) is the best. Pictures of me on the summit coming soon, I promise!