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Rock climbing around Sarajevo

Sarajevo is situated in a basin that is surrounded by green hills, mountains and canyons.  There is a rich history of climbing within Sarajevo with 8 established crags, situated on all sides of the city.  The two largest crags near Sarajevo are Dariva and Bukovik.

Rock climbing at Dariva

There are 3 crags situated close to the city centre including Dariva one of the oldest sport climbing areas within Bosnia.  The climbing at Dariva is quite technical on mostly vertical limestone faces.  There are a few bulges and slabs that are characterized by smaller features such as crimps and rounded holds.  There are nearly 50 routes at Dariva across a wide range of grades and there are some 2-pitch routes.

Armin Gazic climbing at Dariva

The above photograph shows Armin Gazic climbing at Dariva.

Rock climbing at Bukovik

Bukovik is only a short 20 minute drive north of Sarajevo and is situated in a picturesque setting.  The climbing is on compact limestone rock and there are over 40 sport climbing routes spreads across 2 sectors.  There is a mixture of shorter beginner friendly routes along with longer intermediate routes in the French 6th and 7th grades.

Map of the rock climbing areas around Sarajevo

Map of the rock climbing areas around Sarajevo

List of the rock climbing areas around Sarajevo

No Crag Total No of routes Number of routes in the grade range Max Height
Up to 4c 5a to 5c+ 6a to 6c+ 7a to 7c+ 8a and above
1 Bukovik 41 3 13 18 7 0 70m
2 Dariva 48 5 11 19 10 3 70m
3 Spicasta Stijena 12 0 0 7 4 1 17m
4 Sunnyland 20 0 11 4 5 0 19m
5 Han Derventa 42 No information available 25m
6 Orlovaca 8 0 5 2 1 0 100m
7 Vidakova stijena 12 0 5 4 3 0 25m
8 Ormanj 17 4 8 5 0 0 18m

Bosnia and Herzegovina rock climbing guidebookThe above information has been extracted from the Bosnia and Herzegovina rock climbing guidebook.  It covers 34 climbing areas detailing around 800 single pitch sport routes, 60 multi-pitch routes and an additional 100 boulder problems.  Buy this from our shop.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina rock climbing guidebook

The Bosnia and Herzegovina rock climbing guidebook covers 34 climbing areas, including all of those around Sarajevo.  In total it details around 800 single pitch sport routes, 60 multi-pitch routes and an additional 100 boulder problems.  It also includes valuable information regarding travel and accommodation.