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Rock climbing around Celje

Around Celje and Trbovlje in eastern Slovenia there are several excellent sports climbing crags on solid limestone rock. However the crag that stands out from all the others is undoubtedly Kotecnik, which offers nearly 300 routes across a good range of grades. This crag is situated in a forest, which means it is an ideal place to climb in the summer.

This area of Slovenia is close to the Croatia border and its capital Zagreb. Click here to find out more about the rock climbing and sports climbing in this area.

Rock climbing areas around Celje in Eastern Slovenia

No Crag Name No of routes Grade Range Max Height Number of Routes in Grade Range
Up to 5c 6a+to 6c+ 7a to 7c+ Over 8a
1 Prepihova dolina 14 5a-7b 28m 2 10 2 0
2 Radlje 15 4b-7a+ 15m 6 7 2 0
3 Kot 37 4a-7c 50m 8 18 11 0
4 Matvoz 37 4c-7a 16m 12 22 3 0
5 Sele 57 4a-7c+ 15m 20 26 11 0
6 Buncove skale 54 4b-7c 15m 12 33 9 0
7 Seginov potok 10 5b-8a+ 21m 1 2 5 2
8 Soder graben 35 4a-7c 13m 5 14 16 0
9 Boc 20 4a-7c+ 25m 4 9 7 0
10 Lipje 10 6a-7c 16m 0 6 4 0
11 Socka 9 5b-7a 40m 5 3 1 0
12 Creta 93 4c-8b 30m 12 49 29 3
13 Vransko 16 4a-6a 17m 15 1 0 0
14 Pod Resko planino 66 4a-8a 18m 15 30 19 2
15 Kamnik 60 3-7b+ 22m 37 19 4 0
16 Kotecnik 343 4b-8c+ 40m 48 150 113 32
17 Slomnik 25 4c-7b+/c 15m 7 14 4 0
18 Zelenc 8 5c-7c 22m 1 3 4 0
19 Colnisce 23 5c-7b 20m 6 15 2 0
20 Renke 44 5a-7c+ 25m 9 25 10 0
21 Cerjan 20 6a+-8a 20m 0 6 12 2
22 Armesko 24 4a-7b 20m 13 8 3 0
23 Nad Savo 19 5c-8a 27m 2 9 6 2
24 Luknja 51 4c-7b+ 25m 13 18 10 2

Map of the rock climbing areas around Celje and eastern Slovenia

Map of the rock climbing areas around Celje and eastern Slovenia

Rock Climbing Guidebooks for Slovenia

Rock climbing & sports climbing guidebook for SloveniaPopular Climbing Routes in Slovenia GuidebookAll the above information has been extracted from the only comprehensive rock climbing guidebook for Slovenia, called "Slovenija Sportnoplezalni Vodnik - Sports Climbing in Slovenia", which is available to buy from our shop.

The Popular Climbing Routes in Slovenia guidebook describes the very best rock climbing routes in the Slovenian Mountains. This includes both mountaineering and pure multi-pitch rock climbing routes most of which are between 350m and 850m long. In total 101 routes are described covering some of Slovenia’s highest mountains such as Jalovec and Travnik. Buy this book from our shop.

The South Eastern Europe rock climbing Atlas gives some excellent general information about rock climbing and sports climbing in Slovenia, including the area around Celje. As well as covering Slovenia, this book also includes rock climbing information about Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia and Romania. Buy this book from our shop.

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Rock climbing & sports climbing guidebook for Slovenia

Buy the definitive rock climbing and sport climbing guidebook for Slovenia
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This guidebook covers all rock climbing and sports climbing around Celje, including the crag at Kotecnik.