Bat Cave close to Buzet is about 20 meters high and overhangs steeply. The climbing is very athletic with a mix of tufas, pockets, crimps and slopers. It was bolted and developed by Austrian climbers Angela Eiter and Bernie Ruech. Be careful, there is no official parking!
Reach Buzet in Istria, Croatia. From Buzet continue East along road 44. The steeply overhanging wall can be seen from the road after about 6km. A path leads from the bridge to the right of the crash barrier into the forest. If the thorn bushes are overgrown, the path cannot be seen. Behind the bushes a steep path leads up through the trees to the crag. At the clearing on the right side of the wall there is a small ledge. Scramble up this and then continue left again through the forest, cross the river bed and continue up to the crag. Approximately 10 minutes.
N 45°40’00.12”, E 14°02’59.83” This is not official parking! Better ask the local people, where is the best place for you to leave the car.
From autumn to spring. The wall gets in the shade in the afternoon. After heavy rain it seeps for quite a while, so in that case better choose other crags like Kompanj, Sunset rock, Kamena vrata and so on.
The rock quality is not the best so many holds were reinforced by sika. Be still careful while belaying as the routes are new!
You will need a short rope of 50 meters and a set of 12 quickdraws.
The climbing is very athletic with a mix of tufas, pockets, crimps and slopers. Grades are still not confirmed.
SLEEP we had experienced…
Apartments Roža, Roč 16, 52425 Roč, Croatia
+385 (0) 91 540 8323, [email protected]; https://web.facebook.com/apartments.roza/
Stay in Apartments Roža and enjoy in one of the best climbing areas in Istria. Roč is an excellent base for climbing in the crags near this charming village. Just a few minutes away by car to Kompanj, Čiritež, Vela draga, Buzetski kanjon or Kamena vrata. We offer two comfortable fully equipped apartments for max. 7 people. Air conditioning, fireplace, unique wine cellar or open terrace makes it comfortable in any season. Welcome to Roč!
Apartments Dolores, Roč 57, 52425 Roč, Croatia
+385 91 169 62 67
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Peacefully set in historic little village of Roč, under the famous climbing area Kompanj and close to Krkuž, Raspadalica, RocknRoč, Sunset rock, HC, Buzetski kanjon,… 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.
ROUTES (from left to right):
|Der Joker||8b||20 m|
|Justice league||8a+/b||20 m|
|Boazn Kini (same start as Hellsbizeps then right||8a+||20 m|
|Wings for life||P||20 m|
|The dark knight (sit start and boulder traverse right into Batman)||8b||20 m|
|Moonboard (same end as Batman)||7c||15 m|