Istarske toplice

ATTENTION! All sectors except Hallelujah caves and Frat are permanently closed!!!
Between Buzet and Motovun, which almost compete who has more medieval charm, lies a health spa Istarske toplice with massages, saunas and swimming pools, but the climber‘s gaze will drift to the rocks that surround the spa. You should come here, if only to hike around – the paths are great, while the scenery and the view are one of the best.
Drive along the old town of Buzet (on a hill to your left), beside the Mirna river in the direction of Motovun, Novigrad and Buje. Istarske toplice are well sign-posted – the turn is on your right.
For sector Frat turn left a couple meters before, go over the bridge, park and continue on a walking trail , that splits left for Majeri. Walk until a prominent left hairpin bend. When it turns right again take a small path left and uphill towards the crag.
For Hallejuah caves drive through the spa to the right side. Park without blocking anything. The approach starts on the side of the wire fence on the right and goes straight and steeply uphill.

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P1 For sector Hallelujah caves: N 45°38’05.52”, E 13°88’65.45”
P2 For sector Frat: N 45°’37’72.71”, E 13°89’05.51”

Most crags are sunny, even though you can always find some shade. Hallelujah and Frat tend to get wet after rain. Rain in Hallelujah cave is not a problem, which is not the case elsewhere – but you will get soaked while walking there, and the path gets quite slippery. Best times are still spring and autumn and sunny winter days.

Rock quality in good, but it does break occasionally, as most routes are new. Access is more or less strenuous and you can easily get lost in thorns, but it‘s mostly worth to sweat it out. The bases of all crags are nice and large.

Depending on where you intend to climb. In some routes the bolts can be far apart.

This is a crag that offers all climbing styles.

When it gets warm the snakes may come out. These timid creatures shouldn‘t scare you too much. And, since you are here – why not jump into a healing thermal bath or wrap yourself in mud bandages, after a nice massage.

SLEEP we had experienced…

Apartments Roža, Roč 16, 52425 Roč, Croatia

+385 (0) 91 540 8323, [email protected]

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, 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. They are willing to pick you up on the nearest airports and drive you to the crags if desired.

ROUTES (from left to right):

Hallelujah cave
No.1 5c 20 m
No.2 5c 20 m
P ? 15 m
P ? 15 m
Lassing Pressing 8a 15 m
Schonheitsfehler 8b+ 16 m
P ? 17 m
Caveman’s playground 8c+ 20 m
Sunčana strana 7c+ 18 m
Schlangenloch 6b 17 m
Serum 6c 17 m
10000 6c+ 18 m
Kon Tiki 7c 15 m
Fragola con panna 6c 15 m
Rotbart 6b 15 m
Dichte Fichte 7c+ 12 m
Il conto unico 7b+ 18 m
Waffengenger 7b 16 m
Big fish 7a+ 25 m
Big Ben 7a+ 20 m
Schwarzer Finger 7a 20 m
Kolja 6c+ 20 m
Die Spinne 6b 22 m
Fingerprint 7a 22 m
Science friction 7b 22 m
Silenzio di Samba 6a+ 18 m
Krampus 7a+ 22 m
Babaroga 7c 22 m
Patata templada 7a 23 m
Troia o sposa 7c+ 25 m
Stargate 7c+ 25 m
Starghey 7c+ 25 m
Tanto brazo, poco c… P 25 m
Il mago della sega 7b+ 11 m
Fatta per Facco 7a+ 25 m
Pankeepa 6b+ 25 m