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Rock climbing in the Kvarner Area and around Rijeka in Croatia

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 buttress's offering multi-pitch rock climbing up to 185m high. 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.

Map of the Rock Climbing areas around Rijeka

Map of the Rock Climbing areas around Rijeka

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
1 Kanjon Rjecine 16 0 0 8 4 4 0 No
2 Kamenjak 34 7 12 15 0 0 0 Yes
3 Golubinjak 50 4 5 18 20 2 1 No
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
10 Strogir 18 0 5 11 2 0 0 No
11 Dabarski kukovi 47 2 11 27 7 0 0 Yes
12 Bozin kuk 14 0 3 11 0 0 0 Yes
13 Pag - Stogaj 41 2 10 23 6 0 0 Yes

The above information has been extracted from the current 2016 edition of the rock climbing guidebook for Croatia, written by Boris Cujic. Buy a copy of this guidebook today from our shop.

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Click on the images to view a larger photograph, showing the excellent rock climbing to be found around Kvarner and Rijeka.

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This guidebook covers all the crags around Rijeka and Karlobag plus the islands of Krk and Cres.
Accommodation for rock climbers in Paklenica
Accommodation for rock climbers in Paklenica.