The imposing Risnik sinkhole, which was created through the collapse of the ceiling over a former subterranean cavern has unique local climbing character. The crag lies in beautiful Karst surroundings and offers a good alternative to the populated crags of Črni kal and Osp. You will most definitely be alone at the crag. All the routes have been reequipped lately and also a new sector was born.
On the highway from Koper to Ljubljana take the exit Divača, then on the turnaround turn left and on the next crossing left again direction Lipica and park on the left side just after about 500 meters before the wooden sign for Risnik. From parking take the dirtpath going left until in 5 minutes you reach the wall down low.
N 45°67’85.26”, E 13°96’64.54”
Climbing varies from short to two pitches long technical routes which require really good foot technique. A lot of finger power is also very welcome.
The perfect period is from late autumn till early spring. The crag is totally sheltered from strong northern winds and is exposed directly to the sun. Better to avoid it in hot days. Also snakes can come out.
EAT & DRINK we recommend…
Viki Burger, 6275, Črni kal, Slovenija
+386 (0) 5 659 21 55, +386 (0) 40 799 501, [email protected], www.facebook.com, Opens MO – SU: 7Am – 22PM (opening hours are longer in summer)
A legendary meeting point for climber since 1989. The best place to drink a coffee and have a breakfast in the morning while waiting for your friends to go climbing in Mišja peč, Osp or Črni kal. And of course, the best spot to drink a beer or two and eat a magnificent meat/vegetarian/vegan burger after perfect climbing day. They also make their own cakes and ice cream. A must place to visit! Free WIFI!
SLEEP we had experienced…
Hostel Ociski raj, Ocizla 1c, 6240 Kozina, Slovenija
+386 (0) 40 874 745, [email protected]; www.hostel-ocizla.si
Hostel Ociski raj is located in the heart of climbing areas. From hostel to Črni Kal is only 7km, 11 km away are world-famous Mišja peč and Osp. Also climbing areas like Risnik (Divača) and Val Rosandra (Italy) are really close. In the vicinity of the hostel there are many walking paths, as well opportunities for cycling and other trips. Hostel offers you accommodation in private rooms and in dorms with shared kitchen and bathrooms.
The rock in some routes can still be a bit loose, so it’s always better to wear a helmet, at least as a belayer.
ROUTES (from left to right):
|Martinčkov jarek||4c||22 m|
|Big foot mama||6a+||24 m|
|Big foot ata||6a+||24 m|
|Črna gradnja||5c||24 m|
|Simona extension||6b+||34 m|
|Harpo extension||6c||33 m|
|Nekaj vijoličastega||7b||14 m|
|Plava smer||6c+||17 m|
|Plava smer extension||7a||37 m|
|Življenje so samo sanje||7a||20 m|
|Življenje so samo sanje extension||7b||40 m|
|Mihov raz||7a||40 m|
|Popoldanska extension||6c||40 m|
|Kačje leto||7c+||17 m|
|Kombinacija extension||6a||40 m|
|Sector The tower|
|Košček časa||7b||35 m|
|Rum in šah||6c||32 m|
|Pirova zmaga||4b||20 m|
|Pirova zmaga extension||7b||35 m|
|Zlobna buča||6c||35 m|
|Incident v Kranju||6b||25 m|
|Modra Frankinja||6c||25 m|
|Miss nočne omarice||6a||25 m|