Climbing in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains has a long tradition. The free-standing peaks have been climbed since 1864. Specific climbing rules and a separate difficulty scale developed. Since there are only a few struck securing rings in the climbing routes, the use of textile securing means, so-called “slings” and “UFOs”, is essential. This is a challenge, especially for those new to the area. Chemical aids such as magnesia are forbidden and climbing on wet rocks is not allowed. Despite these restrictions, over a thousand peaks can be climbed with climbing routes of all levels of difficulty.