Limski kanal

One of Istria’s most dramatic natural phenomena, the Limski kanal drives a narrow ten-kilometre sliver of sea straight into the heart of the peninsula. With densely forested cliffs – rising straight up to a height of 150m – and calm, green crystal clear water below, it could well be mistaken for a Scandinavian fjord. Hollywood certainly banked on the fact. The Lim valley stretches 35 kilometres in total, almost reaching the central town of Pazin. Climbing there is divided in 5 different sectors on the northern side of Limski kanal.

ACCESS
From the Pula – Buje highway take the exit Rovinj/Kanfanar and drive towards Vrsar. In the village of Medaki turn left and soon after you will see big Limski kanal. At this point it depends which sector you want to visit. Maybe you can first check one of the many “vidikovac” aka viewpoints to see picturesque landscape of Lim bay.

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PARKING GPS
For sector A: N 45°7’41.85”, E 13°44’36.88”
For sectors B and C: N 45°8’20.10”, E 13°43’11.13”
For sector D: N 45°8’8.65”, E 13°41’14.58
For sector E: N 45°8’5.14”, E 13°40’56.15”

WEATHER
Best period to visit Limski kanal is for sure from autumn to spring. It is really special to enjoy climbing in the lonely scenery on warm winter sun. In summer you can climb in the shade in the morning in sector C, while sectors A, D & E get in the shade around 5PM.

QUALITY
Climbing in all sectors is well equipped with resinated bolts on firm grey and reddish limestone.

GEAR
In sector D routes get till 40 meters long, so 80 meter rope and a set of 16 quickdraws are obligatory. In other sectors you won’t need more then a 60 meter rope and 12 quickdraws. If you will climb there in warmer period of the year, don’t forget your sun cream. It’s gonna be hot! 😀

ROUTES
The climbs follow slabs and cracks, sometimes over some smaller roofs on excellent rock and amazing view towards the nearly sea.

ROUTES (from left to right):

A – Gavranik
Duh 7b 8 m
Krijanica 5c 12 m
? 7c 12 m
? 7c+ 13 m
? 7b+ 25 m
? 8a 25 m
Long man 7a 25 m
Šajeta 6b+ 25 m
U.G.I.G. 6c+ 25 m
Prč 6a+ 25 m
Caligo 6a 25 m
Pitagora 7a 25 m
Šparoga 6a 25 m
Karijes 6c 15 m
The art 7a 15 m
Bak 6c 15 m
Bubasera 7a 15 m
Podrhtanje 7c 15 m
Puiana 7a+ 17 m
Cok 7a+ 17 m
Voganj 6c 16 m
Bljušt 6c+ 16 m
Microtac 7a+ 14 m
Muškat 6b 14 m
Noi 6b 14 m
Kantun 5b 14 m
Vipera 7a 14 m
Stršljenovo gnijezdo 6b+ 14 m
Poskok 6a 14 m
Vile 5b 14 m
Mr.Bombastic 5c 14 m
Žajfa 5a 14 m
Mimi 4b 14 m
Aoo! Annamo! 5b 14 m
B – Horoskop
Otrok 4c 10 m
Horoskop 6a+ 10 m
Raj 6c 10 m
Pakao 7a 10 m
Čistilište 6b 15 m
Ribe 6a 15 m
Vodenjak 7a 16 m
Jarac 6c 16 m
Strijelac 6b+ 16 m
Škorpion 5a 15 m
Vaga 6b+ 15 m
Djevica 6a+ 15 m
Lav 6b 15 m
Rak 5c 15 m
Blizanci 6b 12 m
Bik 6a+ 11 m
Ovan 5c+ 11 m
C – Krugi
Guž 6a 20 m
Zmijska koža 6c 20 m
Stršljanovo gnijezdo 5c 20 m
P 25 m
Malishan 7c+ 25 m
Starac i more 8c 25 m
Crvena tišina 7b 30 m
Noi altri! E voi altri? 7b+ 25 m
Mrak 8a 25 m
Cicala dance 7a 25 m
Divlja ruža 6a 25 m
Vepar 5c 25 m
Jazavke 6b+ 25 m
Franz Xaver Profer 6a+ 22 m
Krtica 5b 22 m
Mahovina 6a+ 28 m
Hrskavica 6a+ 22 m
D – Šimije
Sbarabus 6b+ 35 m
Urlator 6a+ 25 m
Suze di krokodilo 6a 25 m
Maneken 6c+ 35 m
Orada 6c 25 m
Brancin 6c 40 m
Jastog 6b 40 m
Buzara od… 6b 25 m
Zubatac 6c 40 m
Datula 6c 25 m
Kalamareto 7a 40 m
Hobotnica 6c 25 m
List 6a 40 m
Kornjača 5c 30 m
Pikacu 5a 15 m
Vomitino 5b 15 m
Mukino 5b 15 m
Škarpina 6b+ 40 m
Luca Rizzo 6c 18 m
Kugumar 5c 23 m
Bonbon 6a 20 m
Flajlalaj 5c 20 m
Titiriti 5c 20 m
Tatarata 5c 20 m
Lipa 5c 25 m
Krpelj 6a 20 m
Gigi 6a 15 m
Somatizza 6a 15 m
Šimija 6c+ 15 m
Mille, mille… 6b 15 m
Momento catartico 6a+ 15 m
Domino 6a+ 11 m
E – Kloštar
Lee 6a+ 15 m
Hmmm 6c 15 m
Acrobata 6c 15 m
Mjesečeva površina 6b 15 m
Zum zum zum 6b 12 m
Ili ja ili ti 6c 15 m
Jebemti mobitel 6c 15 m
Priča bez kraja 7a+ 15 m
P 13 m