Pazin is a city situated in the very heart of the Istrian peninsula. Its climbing is divided in two sectors: Zarečki krov and Lido. Zarečki krov is a beautiful waterfall on the Pazinčica river. This is one of the most attractive waterfalls in Istria. The waterfall is falling down from a 10 meter high cliff into a small lake. Below the waterfall you will find an interesting half-cave, which is only dry during summer season. The sector Lido is closer to the city but the climbing there is more local style overgrown with trees and bushes and short routes, so it is not really fully recommendable.

Leave the motorway on Pazin – istok (east) exit and drive towards the town. There are two right turns on a straight, flat part of the road after passing under the railway bridge. Both of them lead to Zarečki krov waterfall and climbing place. For sector Lido follow the main road for another couple of hundred meters towards Pazin and then turn right in the direction of Kršikla. Stay on this road for about 300 meters, pass the bridge and park soon on your right side. This small sector is just below the parking space.

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For sector A: N 45°24’83.44”, E 13°96’15.09”
For sector B: N 45°25’12.20”, E 13°95’20.34”

While Zarečki krov is only perfect on summer mornings, in Lido you can climb all year except summer.

The quality of the limestone here is pretty much the same as in all the other areas around – good.

In both sectors the routes are pretty short, while in Zarečki krov they are mostly very overhanging and in Lido they are fully slabby. Good maximum power and climbing technique are fully essential.

Pazin is a town of long and rich tradition. It is situated in the very centre of the Istrian peninsula, only 30 km away from well-known tourist centres. The intensity of life here is pretty much the same in winter and summer. Pazin was made the administrative center of the Istria county, because it is located in the geographical center of the county and in order to boost the development of the interior of the peninsula.

ROUTES (from left to right):

A/I – Zarečki krov
Priroda i loše društvo 6c+ 10 m
? 4c 8 m
? 5a 8 m
? 6b 8 m
Ćurka 6b+ 10 m
Last action hero 6b 9 m
Taši 6a+ 9 m
Crveni patuljak 6a+ 7 m
Laganica 5b 7 m
Teži 4a 5 m
Laki 4b 5 m
Lakši 4b 5 m
A/II – Zarečki krov
Infection groove 8a 12 m
Oćo 8b 14 m
Nerve 7b+ 8 m
Breakdown 7c 10 m
Vasiona 7b+ 15 m
Vasiona extended 7c+ 25 m
Panin 8b+ 31 m
Easy ride 8a+ 16 m
P ? 10 m
P extension ? 17 m
Sakrabojski 7c 16 m
Sakramenski 7b+ 16 m
Erectus 7b 15 m
Buhalero 6c 8 m
Pet punti 7b 8 m
Dog cemetery 7c+ 8 m
Kataklizma 7c 6 m
Barijera 6c 8 m
Čajanac 7a+ 10 m
Kanešteta 7a 20 m
A/III – Zarečki krov
Tu i sad 6c 10 m
4 godine čekanja 7a 10 m
Sabotage 7a 20 m
B – Lido
Virus 5c 8 m
Alien 5b 8 m
Predškolski 5b 13 m
Školski 6a 13 m
Pelica 6b+ 13 m
Lido 6a+ 13 m
Top secret 7b+ 13 m
Durex 5c 13 m
Hiperaktiv 7a+ 8 m
Brain for dinner 7a 8 m
Varijanta Kvazija 6b 8 m
Kvazimodo 6b 8 m
Road of illness 7a+ 10 m
Srce 6a+ 12 m
Ženskar 7b+ 12 m