Pula is full of Roman remains. One of them is the quarry Cave Romane in Vinkuran which is worth visiting for the exceptional scenography and the routes, the kind of which you can’t find anywhere near. It is located just a couple of minutes away from the center of Pula and from the Adriatic sea. Climbing is nice and diverse, so local climbers use the area for their local climbing gym all year round. It is a must place to visit if you are staying on holidays somewhere near.
Drive to Pula and follow signs towards Premantura. On the crossing where the road to Premantura goes left, you turn right passing Vinkuran and later left (direction Pješčana Uvala). Soon you will see the quarry on your left side. Park in front of it and in a minute of walk you will reach this fun climbing area.
N 44°84’04.02”, E 13°85’98.94”
The area is mostly in the shade which makes it good for climbing all year round. You can even climb in the summer. Mornings are better. After that, swimming in the Adriatic sea is a must.
The routes in natural wall are really nice to climb, mostly overhanging and desire good endurance on sharp pockets and jugs. The routes in other sectors are really something special, something completely different, from totally manufactured to unique vertical climbing.
If you want to try climbing in all the sectors bring a 70 meters rope and at least 14 quickdraws.
Don’t miss to visit the beautiful and ancient city of Pula with one of the most preserved ancient Roman amphitheatres. The center is just a 5 minute drive away. You can also hop on the beach or try some DWS.
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Bizjak apartments, Put za Kučine 14, Vinkuran, 52100 Pula, Croatia
Bizjak apartments are situated near Cave Romane climbing area in Vinkuran, a small coastal village in south Istria, only 4 km far from Pula. Located in a quiet area, on the edge of the village, just above the old Roman quarry, the Bizjak family provides accommodation for up to 8 climbers in 2 modern apartments with pool, garden kitchenette & grill, parking, wi-fi and much more, all year round.
ROUTES (from left to right):
|Din et Veper||8a||11 m|
|Za inat||7c||12 m|
|Event horizon||6b||12 m|
|Veseli tuljani – direkt||7a||12 m|
|Balada o slanom moru||6b||12 m|
|Pandorina varijanta||6c||13 m|
|Corto Maltese||7a||13 m|
|Potraga za varijantom||6c+||20 m|
|Potraga za izgubljenim prijateljstvom||7b||20 m|
|WC školjka||6a||22 m|
|Teta Zorka||6a||12 m|
|Teta Zorka extension||6c+||30 m|
|Cin Cin family||6a+||16 m|
|Škola za gurlu||6b+||15 m|
|M and L 2006||7c+||15 m|
|Mi 3je||7b+||15 m|
|Pokvareni ritam||7c+||24 m|
|Entrance on the right|
|Dijete sreće||6a||10 m|
|Strško Stršić||5c||12 m|
|Smokva was here||5a||12 m|