Slovenia Sport Climbing Guidebook

by Mark on July 10, 2017

61-July-Slovenia-Sport-Climbing-GuidebookAs 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 for everyone. The 3 main climbing areas are around Lake Bled, Osp and around Celje.

Lake Bled is situated in the north west of Slovenia within the Julian Alps, and is very picturesque.   Here there are over 550 routes at crags which are children friendly, and it makes an ideal place to combine a holiday with climbing and other activities such as walking or mountain biking.

Osp in southwest Slovenia is the undisputed centre of Slovenian climbing, attracting climbers from all over the world. The crag is a high U-shaped wall that sits above the old picturesque village of Osp, and has 270 routes across a wide range of grades. Also close by are the crags of Misja pec (200 routes) and Crni Kal (270 routes).

Celje is situated in the north east of Slovenia and the rock climbing consists of 2 major crags; Kotecnik and Kamnik. Between them there are 400 sport routes on well bolted, limestone rock.

The new Slovenia sport climbing guidebook has just been published and it includes all the crags around Bled, Bohinj, Ljubljana, Osp, Celje and Kotecnik. This guidebook is in Slovenian, Italian, German and English text.

Buy this Slovenia Sport Climbing Guidebook for £27.95 plus P&P.  

Find out more about rock climbing in Slovenia.

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Finale Ligure Sport Climbing Guidebook

by Mark on June 19, 2017

60-June-Finale-Sport-Climbing-GuidebookThe white limestone cliffs of Finale Ligure offer diverse, fantastic sport climbing of great quality and character. The rock climbing is situated in a succession of valleys in the hills behind the town of Finale Ligure with the crags emerging from wild and deep green vegetation.

The main climbing style found at Finale is on vertical fingery routes, characterised by lots of pockets, where the crux move is inevitably at the top. There are also overhangs and roofs to be discovered with other types of holds like tufas, or horizontal edges, along with cracks, aretes and corners that are typically found on the classic multi-pitch routes.

Versante Sud has just published a new Finale sport climbing guidebook. This guidebook covers 192 different sectors and crags, and describes around 3,000 routes.  All the routes are illustrated on clear colour topos along with a short description, with longer and more detailed descriptions given for the multi-pitch routes.  The guidebook provides detailed approach information for each crag along with GPS information for the approach paths and parking areas.

The majority of these routes are single pitch, though there are many bolted routes up to 3 and 4 pitches long. The exception is the big wall of Bric Pianarella crag where routes are up to 250m long. The routes founds at Finale cover a wide grade range, from F3a to F8c+, with most routes in the F6a to F7c range.

Buy this Finale sport climbing guidebook for only £35.95 plus P&P.

Find out more about rock climbing in Finale Ligure.

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Climb Tafraout: Moroccan Anti-Atlas Rock Climbing Guidebook

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Cala Gonone Rock Climbing Guidebook

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Paklenica National Park

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January 17, 2017

Treat yourself to a New Year’s present and buy the new REEL ROCK 11 DVD. REEL ROCK has been producing great climbing films for many years, and this DVD will give you that added inspiration to get out climbing during 2017. The REEL ROCK 11 DVD is in fact 5 films that visit the best […]

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Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing in Europe Guidebook

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7 + 8 Fontainebleau bouldering guidebook

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Fontainebleau can simply be described as the best bouldering area in Europe, a truly world class venue. Known lovingly as either Font or Bleau it attracts climbers of all abilities from around the world. The new 7 + 8 Fontainebleau guidebook has just been fully revised and re-printed. It now includes 3,748 straight up problems, […]

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