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Map of the rock climbing areas in Romania

Rock climbing around Brasov, central Romania
The above information has been extracted from the "Dimension Vertical - Climbing Guidebook for Romania" by GeoQuest. Buy this guidebook from our shop.

Romanian Rock Climbing

The table below details the major climbing and sports climbing areas in Romania.

Rock Climbing areas in Romania
No Crag Maximum Height Type of protection
1 Trascau Mountains 180m Bolts, pegs & Trad
2 Cheile Tureni 30m Fully bolted
3 Turda Gorge 300m Pegs and bolts
4 Cetetea Lita 30m Fully bolted
5 Vadul Crisului 120m Mostly with Bolts
6 Rarau 100m Pegs and bolts
7 Sihla Bouldering N/A
8 Ceile Bicazului 250m Pegs and bolts
9 Brasov/Kronstadt 40m Bolts and pegs
10 Bucegi 500m Bolts, pegs & Trad
11 Piatre Craiului/Konigstein 250m Bolts, pegs & Trad
12 Buila Vanturarita 300m Pegs and bolts
13 Sohodol 30m Fully bolted
14 Baile Herculane 150m Fully bolted + some pegs
15 Macin N/A Trad
16 Cheile Dobrogei N/A Trad

Rock climbing in Romania can effectively be split into 4 main regions, which are:
Brasov area has a good mixture of single and multi-pitch routes (especially the Bucegi mountains). The area has witnessed a rapid development in recent years that has seen many new climbing areas opened and the majority of old ones have been re-equipped with new bolts.
Southwest area is dominated by Romania’s largest sports climbing crag at Baile Herculane, where the majority of the routes being single pitch.
Apuseni area provides many multi-pitch routes in the Trascau Mountains and the Turda gorge.
Oriental Carpathians area includes the crags at Ceile Bicazului where there are many multi-pitch routes and Rarau crag in the very north of the country, where al the routes are well protected with bolts.

Rock climbing photograph around Brasov, Romania
Rock climbing photograph around Brasov, Romania
Rock climbing photograph around Brasov, Romania
Rock climbing photograph around Brasov, Romania
Rock climbing photographs at Cetatea Lita in the Apuseni Mountains, Romania
Rock climbing photographs at Buces Vulcan in the Apuseni Mountains, Romania
Rock climbing photographs at Rarau in the Oriental Carpathian Mountains, Romania

Click on the images opposite to view a larger photograph of the excellent rock climbing to be found in Romania.