The imposing Risnik sinkhole, which was created through the collapse of the ceiling over a former subterranean cavern has unique local climbing character. The crag lies in beautiful Karst surroundings and offers a good alternative to the populated crags of Črni kal and Osp. You will most definitely be alone at the crag. All the routes have been reequipped lately and also a new sector was born.
On the highway from Koper to Ljubljana take the exit Divača, then on the turnaround turn left and on the next crossing left again direction Lipica and park on the left side just after about 500 meters before the wooden sign for Risnik. From parking take the dirtpath going left until in 5 minutes you reach the wall down low.
N 45°40’42.5”, E 13°57’59.7”
Climbing varies from short to two pitches long technical routes which require really good foot technique. A lot of finger power is also very welcome.
The perfect period is from late autumn till early spring. The crag is totally sheltered from strong northern winds and is exposed directly to the sun. Better to avoid it in hot days. Also snakes can come out.
EAT & DRINK we recommend…
Under the Karst edge in the Osp valley lies the village of Osp, world famous for its karst collapse. Tourist farm Vovk provides space for camping (camp) and typical local food (grilled dishes, seasonal dishes, side dishes: potatoes, cabbage, turnips, prosciutto cold cuts, pancetta, pork neck salami) and country wines. The campsite is open all year round and is suitable for families who appreciate peace and intact nature.
SLEEP we had experienced…
Hostel Ociski raj is located in the heart of climbing areas. From hostel to Črni Kal is only 7km, 11 km away are world-famous Mišja peč and Osp. Also climbing areas like Risnik (Divača) and Val Rosandra (Italy) are really close. In the vicinity of the hostel there are many walking paths, as well opportunities for cycling and other trips. Hostel offers you accommodation in private rooms and in dorms with shared kitchen and bathrooms.
Rooms Hrpelje are located in a new building in Hrpelje, really close to climber’s paradise of Mišja peč, Osp, Črni kal,… Rooms Hrpelje offer private rooms with a private bathroom for 2,3 or 4 persons, common kitchen, parking place, free wi-fi and TV. In the same building complex, there is a small market and a restaurant where you can buy or order your breakfast in advance, respectively.
The rock in some routes can still be a bit loose, so it’s always better to wear a helmet, at least as a belayer.
ROUTES (from left to right):
|Martinčkov jarek||4c||22 m|
|Big foot mama||6a+||24 m|
|Big foot ata||6a+||24 m|
|Črna gradnja||5c||24 m|
|Simona extension||6b+||34 m|
|Harpo extension||6c||33 m|
|Nekaj vijoličastega||7b||14 m|
|Plava smer||6c+||17 m|
|Plava smer extension||7a||37 m|
|Življenje so samo sanje||7a||20 m|
|Življenje so samo sanje extension||7b||40 m|
|Mihov raz||7a||40 m|
|Popoldanska extension||6c||40 m|
|Kačje leto||7c+||17 m|
|Kombinacija extension||6a||40 m|
|Sector The tower|
|Košček časa||7b||35 m|
|Rum in šah||6c||32 m|
|Pirova zmaga (1st part)||4b||20 m|
|Pirova zmaga (to the top)||7b||35 m|
|Zlobna buča||6c||35 m|
|Incident v Kranju||6b||25 m|
|Modra Frankinja||6c||25 m|
|Miss nočne omarice||6a||25 m|