Sunny Sport Climbing in Slovenia

Slovenia is a relatively small country, but it packs in an incredible amount of beautiful natural spaces for its size. A climber will have a choice of long mountain routes, abundant sport climbs and bouldering. Slovenian climbers are known for being very good and have made an incredible mark on the competition scene. The routes are of a similarly high standard and there aren’t any soft grades here. The country has lots of other outdoor activities other than climbing, and Slovenian people have a great love of the outdoors.

The stunning Soča river
Continue reading

A Brief Insight And Tips For Climbing In Frankenjura

Frankenjura is a well known climbing destination, although perhaps it is less popular now than areas like Kalymnos or El Chorro. The routes are old school, often being sportingly graded and sportingly bolted. Needless to say any route you climb near your limit, you will feel you’ve earned. Don’t be discouraged by this, endless amounts of quality rock make Frankenjura a really special place.

The quality shaded sector Reichelsmühler Wand
Continue reading

A Croatian Climbing Roadtrip

Croatia is a Jewel of Europe, a place full of natural beauty. In recent years Croatia has cemented itself as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and it isn’t hard to see why. Despite the tourist boom, for every packed beach you see there will be a quiet cove nearby for you to enjoy in peace. The crags, mountains and coastline are a feast for anybody who loves the outdoors. Croatia is quite an unusually shaped country and a road trip is the best way to explore the best of what’s on offer.

Green lagoon at the bottom of a cliff with a small waterfall running through the middle of the cliff.
The perfect place for a swim
Continue reading

Mystical Caves and Majestic Waterfalls: A Climbing Trip to Bulgaria

Bulgaria might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of a climbing trip abroad. However, anyone that visits is bound to be impressed by the quality and quantity of climbing the country has to offer. Bulgaria has a great landscape for climbing and mountaineering, as well as a strong scene of dedicated local climbers. Aside from climbing, there are lots of interesting and beautiful places to visit and enjoy.

Waterfall Raisko Praskalo
Continue reading

Sport climbing and bouldering in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautiful country, with relatively few tourists compared to nearby Croatia. Sadly, when some people think about Bosnia and Herzegovina, the war is what comes into their mind. What most people don’t think about is gorgeous mountains, crags and crystal clear rivers. So we don’t want to talk about the war, which so many already know of, we want to talk about all the great things on offer for climbers and tourists today.

Large waterfall
Vodopad Blihe
Continue reading

Climbing, Coast and Adventures in Albania

Albania is a beautiful country, often overlooked and underestimated. The landscape has everything from dramatic mountains to white sandy beaches. Albania has a fascinating history and rich culture, there is a lot to love about this country. Anyone visiting, for climbing or otherwise, has a lot to look forward to.

White sandy beaches with the clear sea lapping on it it. There is a crag right on Gjipe Beach.
Gjipe Beach: a Gorgeous Place to Climb
Continue reading

Sport climbing in North Macedonia

After our bouldering trip to Prilep, we decided to spend the rest of our time in North Macedonia sampling the sport climbing. We bought a small information booklet about the sport climbing along with our bouldering guidebook from Hristo, in Prilep. This guide had the same information as this website. We found that it was easy enough to match the list of route names and grades, from the website, to the ones written under the routes.

Continue reading

Prilep, North Macedonia: Europe’s Lesser Known Bouldering Gem

Arriving in North Macedonia, we were dropped off in Skopje with only our bags, no Macedonian dinar and in search of where on earth our rental car company was. With no guidebook but a name of a city and a Petzl RockTrip video from 2014 we set off on our journey.

Two bouldering pads strapped together looking out towards a boulder field. The city of Prilep is in the background.
Pad hauling, looking out towards Prilep from sector Kamena Baba.
Continue reading

Scenic Sport Climbing in Montenegro

Montenegro is a small and interesting country, popular with tourists for the beautiful coast. As well as the coast, Montenegro has lots of beautiful mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers. This makes it a great choice of destination for outdoor enthusiasts. There is plenty of great climbing developed in the country already, with the potential for much more.

Beautiful nature in Montenegro
Continue reading

Climbing and Culture in Turkey: Part 2

If you haven’t read part one yet, which is all about the fantastic climbing on offer in Turkey, you can read it here. This article is going to be about the culture and traditions you can enjoy whilst you’re taking a rest from climbing. Much like the climbing on our trip, this will focus mainly on the Antalya area. However, there are places we visited further a field, all of which are worth the journey.

Woman sat in the grand amphitheatre with rock views surrounding.
The stunning amphitheatre at Termessos ancient city
Continue reading