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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