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.

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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…

ocizla_crHostel 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):

Kupido 6c 23 m
Ivanova 5c 23 m
Martinčkov jarek 4c 22 m
Koliševka 5b 24 m
Big foot mama 6a+ 24 m
Big foot ata 6a+ 24 m
Papamobile 6a 24 m
Črna gradnja 5c 24 m
Simona 5b 23 m
Simona extension 6b+ 34 m
Harpo 6b 13 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 6b+ 20 m
Popoldanska extension 6c 40 m
Škorpijion 8a 15 m
Kačje leto 7c+ 17 m
Kombinacija 5b 20 m
Kombinacija extension 6a 40 m
Damjanova 6b 35 m
Botanika 6a 25 m
Sector The tower
Košček časa 7b 35 m
Rum in šah 6c 32 m
Katjina 6a 30 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