Rabac is a small but pleasant crag on the eastern coast of Istria. It is located on attractive location with the amazing view on the Kvarner bay in between old town of Labin and Rabac on the sea. Now existing routes are more on the easy side but there is still a lot of potential for many new ones. Shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon makes climbing possible all year round except rainy days. A nice family crag perfect to join climbing with the visit to a beautiful Adriatic sea.
Drive to Labin then turn direction Rabac. After about two kilometers from Labin you will see the wall on your left side above the road towards Rabac. Pass the wall and soon park on your right side. From the parking lot cross the road and continue left in to the woods. Just follow the signs for climbing and you will the reach the wall in 5 minutes.
N 45°4’55.86”, E 14°8’49.53”
Climbing is possible all year round due to shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon, except rainy days. Climbing is mostly slabby, so the rocks in sun or wind dry quite quickly. In winter you will ask for sun, while in summer you will pray for some breeze.
Rock is typical limestone of the region. You should be careful with the rock because the crag is new and still not being very popular.
You will not need more then 60 meters rope and not more then 12 quickdraws. Routes are nicely bolted.
There are mostly easier routes from 5a- 7a being slabby or vertical. Climbing involves a lot of precise technical climbing on good edges, pockets and cracks. There is still a lot of potential mainly for routes in easier grades.
MC Skitači will provide material for anyone interested in equipping routes of this climbing site.
Contact person: Željko Ernečić – mobile phone: 00385 91 2076 969
ROUTES (from left to right):
|Tinu ninu||6a||15 m|
|Istarski Y||6b+||15 m|
|Nocni projekt||7a||15 m|
|Via Albona||6a||23 m|
|Loserov put||5c||22 m|
|Gonan po vaše||7a||22 m|
|Falši grif||6b||12 m|
|Pin bonsai||5a||15 m|