Istria Rock Climbing Guidebook, Croatia

by Mark on April 16, 2018

Istria rock climbing guidebookIstria is the huge peninsula overlooking Italy in northwest Croatia, and is a great place for a climbing holiday.  Many of the best and largest crags are situated in protected rural areas, with rolling hills and canyons.

What about the rock?  It’s fresh, solid, karsty, exhilarating limestone.   A new Istria rock climbing guidebook has just been published that covers 25 different crags in Istria and the coastal part of Kvarner around Rijeka.  Strong climbers looking for the hardest routes will head for Pandora, Buzetski kanjon or Medveja.  Beginners or climbers looking for easy routes will love Rovinj, Vela draga, Cepic or Dvigrad.  Plus there are many crags with a wide range of grades, such as Kompanj or Limski kanal.  The guidebook covers nearly 1,400 routes, more than enough for several weeks of climbing, whatever grade you climb at.

The climbing is varied; choose the coast or mainland; overhangs or vertical rock; wilderness or small villages; above the sea or multi-pitch; it is possible to climb throughout the year due to the varied character of the crags.

On rest days you can enjoy great history such as a large Roman amphitheatre at Pula, countless Roman buildings, and fortified coastal towns. Then each evening enjoy fine food and wine with a strong Italian influence.

Buy the new Istria rock climbing guidebook for £27.95 plus P&P.

Find out more about rock climbing in Istria in northwest Croatia.

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Riglos Vertical Guidebook

by Mark on March 23, 2018

Catalunya-Main-Crags-of-RiglosRiglos is a picturesque village in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains near Huesca, in northeast Spain.  Riglos is famous for its orange conglomerate pillars of rock rising up to 300m high.   The photograph opposite shows the main cliffs of Riglos, with the broad pillar of El Pison in the foreground.

Riglos vertical rock climbing guidebookRiglos is all about multi-pitch climbing with most of the routes being between 150m and 300m long.  There are around 300 routes here on steep or slightly overhanging rock, ranging from F4 to F8a.  The conglomerate rock at Riglos is surprisingly solid, with the nature of the rock providing a wide range of holds, from small pebbles to large blocks bizarrely stuck into the rock.  Most of the routes are fully bolted, though there are some trad and mixed routes.

The new Riglos Vertical guidebook is very comprehensive, and includes the crags of Pena Rueba, Mallos de Aguero, and Foz de Escalete that are nearby.  All the routes are shown on clear topos, along with a short description.  For each route there is information on what trad gear is required (if any), whether single or doubles ropes are recommended, plus descent information.  The guidebook is in Spanish, French and English text throughout.

Buy this new Riglos Vertical Guidebook for £31.95 plus P&P.

Find out more about rock climbing in Riglos

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Peak Limestone South Guidebook

March 11, 2018

The Peak District is the most popular climbing area in the UK with many thousands of routes across a wide range of climbing styles.  A new definitive guidebook for the southern limestone crags has just been published centred around Matlock.  Called Peak Limestone South, it describes all the trad climbing and sport climbing as well […]

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Sport climbing in Margalef guidebook

February 12, 2018

Margalef is the second largest climbing area in the Sierra de Prades Mountains (also known as the Costa Daurada climbing area) that are close to the towns of Reus and Tarragona in southern Catalunya. The type of rock found at Margalef is conglomerate, and the style of climbing is all about pockets, with an abundance […]

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Rock Climbs in Annecy Guidebook

January 3, 2018

Climb Europe wishes all of our customers a happy New Year.  January is always a good month to plan your holidays and adventures for the year ahead. The French Alps is always a popular climbing destination, with most climbers heading for Chamonix.  For those who wish to escape the crowds of Chamonix but still experience […]

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Rock around the World Guidebook

December 6, 2017

Christmas is always a good excuse to buy yourself a present; one that will inspire you to dream of big routes in great locations around the world. Sounds good? Then the Rock around the World Guidebook is for you. It describes 180 multi-pitch routes (both sport and trad) in 7 different areas around the world, […]

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Portugal Rock Climbing Guidebook

October 9, 2017

A new Portugal rock climbing guidebook has just been published, the first for over 10 years, that provides a huge update on all the new developments during this time and describes the best places for climbing in Portugal. There are many excellent places to go climbing in Portugal and the following areas are some of […]

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New Tarragona Climbs Guidebook

September 18, 2017

The 2nd edition of the Tarragona Climbs Guidebook has recently been published. It covers selected sport routes in the Sierra de Prades Mountains that are widely regarded as some of the finest single pitch sport routes in Europe. The Sierra de Prades Mountains rise sharply behind the coastal city of Tarragona, located to the south […]

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North Wales Bouldering Guidebook

August 22, 2017

A new North Wales bouldering guidebook has just been published. It has been 13 years since the 1st edition and in that time the number of high quality areas has grown hugely. North Wales offers a greater depth and variety of bouldering that can’t be found anywhere else in the UK. It is also possible […]

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Slovenia Sport Climbing Guidebook

July 10, 2017

As well as being an excellent holiday destination with fantastic scenery and culture, Slovenia is also a great place for rock climbing and mountaineering. There are around 5,000 sport routes in Slovenia spread across 95 different crags.  These routes are generally well bolted and there is a good spread of grades, meaning there is something […]

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