Climbing routes for everyone

Slovenians have climbing in their blood, which is proven by the many virgin peaks conquered by Slovenian mountaineers in the highest mountain ranges in the world and also by the world-class achievements by sport climbers who have been at the very top in the world for years. No wonder that in Slovenia you can find many opportunities for minor as well as major climbing adventures.

In addition to the mountaineering routes in the Slovenian mountains, you can also encounter natural and artificial climbing sites and climbing centres with routes of varying degrees of difficulty. In recent years, via ferratas have become a real hit – these are secured climbing sites, which can be climbed by virtually anyone. Take your climbing equipment and helmet, enter a climbing paradise, and the sky will be your limit.

 

Do battle with a natural rock face

Do you like climbing challenges in a natural rock face? Slovenia has no fewer than 113 natural climbing sites. Most of them are in the area of the Julian Alps, mainly around Kranjska Gora, Bohinj, and the Soča Valley. You can find a true climbing paradise just above the sea shore. In the Karst Edge in the continental part of the Koper coast, you can find more than half of the climbing routes in Slovenia with various degrees of difficulty. The most popular rock faces among climbers are Osp and Mišja Peč.

If you go just a bit more to the north, make your way to the Vipava Valley, where you can not only enjoy climbing, but also be rewarded with views of the sea and Alpine peaks. In the Posavje Hills, you can visit Kotečnik, another major climbing site with more than 300 climbing routes of various difficulties. In the Koroška region, climbing challenges await you on a natural rock face at the Topla Landscape Park. As you enter the Logar Valley and the world of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, make sure to visit the Žohar natural climbing site.

Via ferratas – tackle challenges while enjoying views

In recent years, via ferratas have been becoming increasingly popular as well. These are secured climbing sites suitable for virtually anyone. The rock faces of Grančišče in Mojstrana offers multiple via ferrata routes. At the top, stand next to a replica of Aljaž's Tower, the original of which is located at the summit of Mt Triglav, and take a photo with a lovely view of the towns of Mojstrana and Dovje, and as you return to the valley, also visit the Slovenian Alpine Museum.

Not far from there, in Gozd Martuljek, visit a wild gorge and climb the Hvadnik via ferrata, and if you seek a full regeneration, visit Špik Wellness and experience unique glacial water. In the heart of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps above the Jezersko Valley, climb on the Češka Koča via ferrata to reach a popular mountain cabin of the same name. Not far from the Ljubelj Pass, you can climb on the Spodnji Plot – Zelenica via ferrata. In the Posavje region, test your strength on the secured Lisca climbing route.

Climb even if it rains

In addition to natural climbing sites in Slovenia, there are also many climbing centres where you can also spend a rainy afternoon climbing on artificial walls. Did you know that you don't even have to leave Ljubljana to climb Mt Triglav's north face, the boulders in the Galleries of the Triglavska Bistrica stream, or Mt Mali Triglav?

See this for yourselves, as you enter the largest and most modern sport climbing centre Ljubljana. Just a few kilometres away, near Vrhnika, climb up the artificial walls of the Verd Climbing Centre. Modern climbing centres can also be found in some other urban centres. When in Maribor, make sure to visit the Klajmber Sport Climbing Centre. Tackle climbing challenges on artificial walls in Celje, Koper, and Nova Gorica too. It doesn’t matter if you're not the best at climbing. Everywhere you go, you can learn to climb in climbing schools.

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