Čepić is a small but pleasant crag situated in the nice gorge underneath the old typical Istrian village of Čepići. There are more than 30 relatively short but very nice bolted routes for beginners in a beautiful setting in the heart of Istria. It is also children friendly and nice to make a picnic or just a splendid Sunday out in the nature. Perfect spot from late spring until early autumn as the temperature in the gorge is always about 10°C lower than outside.

The easiest way to find the small Istrian village of Čepići is to drive to Buje and then turn east. After 11 kilometers you will reach the village Šterna, drive through it and continue for another 1,5 kilometers to get to Čepići. Pass the village slowly and after the last house find the parking on your left side beside a dirtroad going left. Walk on this dirt road for 5 minutes to reach the crag on the left and on the right side of the road.

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N 45°24’58”, E 13°48’57”

In the gorge the temperature is always about 10°C lower than outside the gorge. Climbing is possible from spring to autumn, as well as in summer when it’s the best to combine it with a jump into the clear blue Adriatic sea. In case of rain better run away because there in no bigger overhang or roof.

The quality of the rock is superb with many good holds, edges and pockets.

You don’t need more then a 50 meters rope and 10 quickdraws as routes are relatively short.

Are mainly short and really nicely bolted, specially for the beginners. Climbing is vertical with the essential use of foot technique on good holds, edges and pockets. If you want to bring someone to try climbing for the first time in life, maybe this is the place to be.

The crag is on a private land, so always leave the dirt road free in order not disturb the local traffic.

ROUTES (from left to right):

A sector
Bruna 6b 15 m
Extension 6a 15 m
Zero 6a+ 11 m
First 5c 11 m
Il bruco 6a 12 m
Butterfly 6c+ 12 m
Il calabrone 6b 12 m
Gemby 6b 10 m
Bugazza 6a+ 10 m
Made 6b 11 m
Right side 6a 11 m
Bon voyage 6a 11 m
Il picchio 5c 11 m
The game 7a 11 m
Peter Pan 7b 14 m
Cambia cambia 6a 8 m
Nga nga 5c 9 m
Marina 6b+ 9 m
Spigolo 5b 9 m
B sector
Terra sommersa 6b+ 10 m
Turnica 7a 10 m
Devellottati 6c+ 10 m
Issati 5a 10 m
Katmandu 5a 7 m
Ohio 4a 8 m
La scimmia 4b 8 m
L’oca 4a 8 m
C sector
Muschio 5b 9 m
Lichene 5b 11 m
Žaba 6b+ 15 m
Cracker 6a+ 15 m
Chicko miš 6a 14 m
Lambreta 6a 7 m
Gigi migi 6b 8 m
Škaramunčica 5c 10 m
Mozak na paši 5c 10 m
Highlands 6a+ 10 m
Terra dei buffoni 6b 12 m
Zeus 6c 12 m