Climbing in the Bochumer Bruch quarry


Climbing hall/climbing park/high ropes course
The Bochumer Bruch quarry in Wülfrath offers all sports enthusiasts a unique climbing experience. The Bochumer Bruch is a former limestone quarry near the Schlupkothen nature reserve and, with an area of ​​16 hectares, forms a deep basin with rock walls 30 to 50 meters high. The extensive area is divided into six areas and attracts particularly experienced climbers with around 80 climbing routes. On the steep slopes with different degrees of difficulty, however, summiteers with an average level can also find their way. After early registration, alpine climbing can begin. In the summer season, an additional ticket is required for climbing in the Bochumer Bruch, which is offered in the Wülfrath time tunnel.

Good to know

Opening hours

Climbing is only possible after prior registration.
Summer season: Tue-Sun from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m
Days off: Monday


  • for groups

foreign languages


Hygiene and infection control measures

The current hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply.

Arrival & Parking

Arrival by car

1. From the A3 exit Mettmann, take the B7 in the direction of Mettmann (4 km). In Mettmann follow the signs to Wülfrath, ie turn left into Breite Straße, then turn right and follow the road straight ahead via Johannes-Flintrop-Straße to Wülfrath (approx. 5 km). In Wülfrath straight on to Wilhelmstrasse.

The main entrance (near the Kruppstrasse industrial park) can be reached by turning left on Wilhelmstrasse about 100 m before the Aral petrol station into Tönisheider Strasse; at the end turn right into Kruppstrasse (approx. 500 meters from here to the main entrance).

2. From the Ratingen Ost motorway junction (A 3/A 44), take the L 422 (Brachter Straße) in the direction of Wülfrath (approx. 10 km). At the end turn left (entrance to Wülfrath) and then straight on to Wilhelmstraße. For further journeys, see no. 1.

3. From the Velbert Nord autobahn triangle (A 44/B 224), take the B 224 (south) towards Wuppertal. Exit Wülfrath out. Now drive in the direction of Wülfrath, ie turn right and after 100 m turn right through the roundabout and take the second exit into Nevigeser Straße. After approx. 200 m, either turn right into Dieselstraße (to the work entrance) or (to the main entrance) drive through Nevigeser Straße to the end (roundabout) (approx. 1,5 km), turn right into Wilhelmstraße (entrance to Wülfrath), behind Aral gas station (700 m) turn right into Tönisheider Straße and at the end right into Kruppstraße.

4. From the Sonnborn motorway junction (A 46/B 224) take the B 224 in a (northern) direction to Velbert. Take the Wülfrath exit. Now drive towards Wülfrath, ie turn left and after 200 m turn left again into Nevigeser Straße (further directions see 3.).


Please observe all parking and stopping signs and keep the entrances to the property free! Otherwise problems with the neighbors are inevitable.

Kruppstrasse, together with Robert-Bosch-Strasse, offers numerous parking spaces, but only in the commercial area. This means that parking is absolutely taboo from the beginning of the quarry (chain-link fence) in the further, newly developed course of Kruppstrasse in an easterly direction. The parking lot of the riding arena is private property and only intended for visitors of the riding arena!

Price information

Adults EUR 3,00
Erm. 2,00 euros

Adults EUR 6,00
Erm. 4,00 euros

Tickets only necessary in summer season.


Office for Culture and Tourism
Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann


Mettmann district


State association DAV NRW
hammer stone 5
42489 Wuelfrath