There are a few small crags to the north and east of Rijeka, though the best rock climbing area is near the town of Karlobag, where there are 3 crags. The largest crag is Dabarski kukovi, which is a collection of limestone towers rising from a hidden valley. It offers around 40 multi-pitch routes up to 185m high mainly in the F5a to F6c grade range. In the Kvarner area all of the single pitch sport routes are generally well bolted, on good quality limestone rock.
The crags of Dabarski kukovi (185m high) and Bozin kuk (220m high) offer good multi-pitch climbing of up to 6-pitches. For all the crags that offer multi-pitch climbing, a set of nuts and friends are required. Also note for some routes at Dabarski kukovi a 70m rope is recommended.
The spring and autumn are the best time to climb in this area, though it is possible to climb all year round at crags such as Losinj - Osorscica and Pag - Stogaj.
List of rock climbing areas around Rijeka and Kvarner
|No||Crag||Total No of routes||Number of Routes in Grade Range||Multi Pitch?|
|4a to 4c||5a to 5c+||6a to 6c+||7a to 7c+||8a and above||Project|
|4||Krk - Portafortuna||67||12||27||16||12||0||0||No|
|5||Krk - Belove stene||38||2||20||10||0||0||6||No|
|6||Krk - Bunculuka||10||0||4||4||0||2||0||No|
|7||Cres - Lubenice||12||2||3||7||0||0||0||No|
|8||Losinj - Osorscica||37||4||8||15||8||0||2||No|
|9||Cres - Babina||16||3||5||8||0||0||0||No|
|13||Pag - Stogaj||41||2||10||23||6||0||0||Yes|