Čiritež – Hollywood
A climbing area above the village of Čiritež in a sector called Hollywood is a mystery: an interesting, overhanging wall in plain sight, but still only rumors that something is happening here. Rumors point out loose rock – yet a visit to the crag reveals a handful of bolted routes. Access is wild, even though at first glance this area has enormous future potential… it remains to be seen.
You approach it from the top of the walls, so first you need to get to Roč. Drive through the village on the road, leading to the railway station and Nugla. Drive on, over the railroad and after less than kilometer turn left for Nemarniki, where you keep left and park at the last house. The path across the meadow leads you to the dry riverbed, following which will bring you to the wall edge. Going around on the left side will (with a bit of climbing) bring you to the crag.
N 45°40’40.42”, E 14°02’52.49”
The walls face south and are sheltered from the wind, so summer is off. Even late spring or early autumn can be uncomfortably hot.
You go to Hollywood (at the moment), if you wish to visit something new. The rock is fresh, so of course it can crumble a little.
The equipment is new and no one should complain about it. Basic gear suffices.
On the left and right part of the main steep wall you can find also some vertical routes. Although the space under the wall is comfortable and enjoyable, the descents and surroundings are not really kids-friendly.
Parking is kind of non-official, beside the road, and though there are never big crowds here, try to be polite and don‘t disturb locals
SLEEP we had experienced…
Apartments Dolores, Roč 57, 52425 Roč, Croatia
Peacefully set in historic little village of Roč, under the famous climbing area Kompanj, Apartments Dolores enjoy a green surrounding and offer fully equipped modern apartments with kitchen and terrace, as well as free WIFI and private parking. You can choose between a big apartment for 4-5 persons or a small one for 2. They are willing to pick you up on the nearest airports and drive you to the crags if desired.
Agroturizam Cerovac, Roč 58, 52425 Roč, Croatia
In the center of the picturesque medieval village Roč, under the rocks of Kompanj lies Agroturizam Cerovac. It has a big camping and 3 apartments for 18 person. Camping costs 10€ and apartment 15€ per person. They offer as well on demand prepared breakfast for 4€ and dinner for 8€ per person. A really beautiful venue, only 25 kilometers away from the sea and just couple of minutes from some of the best crags in Istria. Please, make a reservation!
ROUTES (from left to right):
|Čiritež – Hollywood|
|Semi pro||6c||15 m|
|Stranger than fiction||?||15 m|
|The blind side||?||15 m|
|Whale rider||?||15 m|
|Big fat mama||?||35 m|
|Radarska kontrola||7a+||12 m|
|Ulica halucinaicje||7c||10 m|