Limski kanal

One of Istria’s most dramatic natural phenomena, the Limski kanal drives a narrow ten-kilometre sliver of sea straight into the heart of the peninsula. With densely forested cliffs – rising straight up to a height of 150m – and calm, green crystal clear water below, it could well be mistaken for a Scandinavian fjord. Hollywood certainly banked on the fact. The Lim valley stretches 35 kilometres in total, almost reaching the central town of Pazin. Climbing there is divided in 5 different sectors on the northern side of Limski kanal.

From the Pula – Buje highway take the exit Rovinj/Kanfanar and drive towards Vrsar. In the village of Medaki turn left and soon after you will see big Limski kanal. At this point it depends which sector you want to visit. Maybe you can first check one of the many “vidikovac” aka viewpoints to see picturesque landscape of Lim bay.

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For sector A: N 45°12’90.53”, E 13°74’14.00”
For sectors B and C: N 45°13’90.63”, E 13°72’16.19”
For sector D: N 45°13’56.73”, E 13°68’73.65”
For sector E: N 45°13’45.54”, E 13°68’12.28”

Best period to visit Limski kanal is for sure from autumn to spring. It is really special to enjoy climbing in the lonely scenery on warm winter sun. In summer you can climb in the shade in the morning in sector C, while sectors A, D & E get in the shade around 5PM.

Climbing in all sectors is well equipped with resinated bolts on firm grey and reddish limestone.

In sector D routes get till 40 meters long, so 80 meter rope and a set of 16 quickdraws are obligatory. In other sectors you won’t need more then a 60 meter rope and 12 quickdraws. If you will climb there in warmer period of the year, don’t forget your sun cream. It’s gonna be hot! 😀

The climbs follow slabs and cracks, sometimes over some smaller roofs on excellent rock and amazing view towards the nearly sea.

ROUTES (from left to right):

A – Gavranik
Duh 7b 8 m
Krijanica 5c 12 m
? 7c 12 m
P ? 13 m
? 7b+ 25 m
? 8a 25 m
Long man 7a 25 m
Šajeta 6b+ 25 m
U.G.I.G. 6c+ 25 m
Prč 6a+ 25 m
Caligo 6a 25 m
Pitagora 7a 25 m
Šparoga 6a 25 m
Karijes 6c 15 m
The art 7a 15 m
Bak 6c 15 m
Bubasera 7a 15 m
Podrhtanje 7c 15 m
Puiana 7a+ 17 m
Cok 7a+ 17 m
Voganj 6c 16 m
Bljušt 6c+ 16 m
Microtac 7a+ 14 m
Muškat 6b 14 m
Noi 6b 14 m
Kantun 5b 14 m
Vipera 7a 14 m
Stršljanovo gnjiezdo 6b+ 14 m
Poskok 6a 14 m
Vile 5b 14 m
Mr.Bombastic 5c 14 m
Žajfa 5b 14 m
Mimi 4b 14 m
Aoo! Annamo! 5b 14 m
B – Horoskop
Otrok 4c 10 m
Horoskop 6a+ 10 m
Raj 6c 10 m
Pakao 7a 10 m
Čistilište 6b 15 m
Ribe 6a 15 m
Vodenjak 7a 16 m
Jarac 6c 16 m
Strijelac 6b+ 16 m
Škorpion 5a 15 m
Vaga 6b+ 15 m
Djevica 6a+ 15 m
Lav 6b 15 m
Rak 5c 15 m
Blizanci 6b 12 m
P ? 10 m
Bik 6a+ 11 m
Ovan 5c 11 m
? 6a+ 11 m
C – Krugi
Guž 6a 20 m
Zmijska koža 6c 20 m
Stršljanovo gnijezdo 5c 20 m
Starec in morje 8b+ 25 m
Black pearl 7c+ 25 m
Lijevishan 7b+ 25 m
Malishan 7c+ 25 m
Crvena tišina 7b 25 m
Noi altri! E voi altri? 7b+ 25 m
Mrak 7c+ 25 m
Čikala dance 7a 25 m
Divlja ruža 6a 25 m
Vepar 5c 25 m
Jazavac 6b+ 25 m
Franz Xaver Profer 6a+ 22 m
Krtica 5b 22 m
Mahovina 6a+ 28 m
Hrskavica 6a+ 28 m
D – Šimije
Sretna nova godina 5b 25 m
Sretna nova godina extension 6b 40 m
Zima = Sretna nova godina right extension 6a 40 m
Paolo, Sara i Silena 5c 40 m
Sbarabus 6b 35 m
Urlator 6b 25 m
Suze di krokodilo 6a 25 m
Maneken 6c 35 m
Orada 6c 25 m
Brancin 6c 40 m
Jastog 6b 40 m
Buzara od… 6b 25 m
Zubatac 6b 40 m
Datula 6b 25 m
Kalamareto 6c 40 m
Hobotnica 6c 25 m
List 6a 40 m
Kornjača 5c 30 m
Pikachu 5a 15 m
Vomitino 5b 15 m
Mukino 5b 15 m
Škrapina 6a+ 40 m
Luca Rizzo 6c 18 m
Kugumar 6a+ 43 m
Bonbon 6a 20 m
Flajlalaj 6a 20 m
Titiriti 6c 35 m
Tatarata 5c 20 m
Lipa 5c 25 m
Krpelj 6a 20 m
Gigi 5c 15 m
Somatizza 6a 15 m
Šimija 7a 15 m
Mille, mille… 6b 15 m
Momento catartico 6a+ 15 m
Domino 6a+ 11 m
E – Kloštar
Lee 6a+ 15 m
Hmmm 6c 15 m
Acrobata 6c 15 m
Mjesečeva površina 6b 15 m
Zum zum zum 6b 12 m
Ili ja ili ti 6c 15 m
Jebemti mobitel 6c 15 m
Priča bez kraja 7a+ 15 m
P ? 13 m
P ? 13 m