The rock climbing at Osp actually consists of 3 different crags; Osp itself with its razor-sharp slabs, and technical vertical and slightly overhanging walls that offers both single and multi-pitch routes; Misja Pec with its steep powerful single pitch routes mainly in the higher grades; and Crni Kal offers single pitch routes mainly in the lower grades.
Just across the border in Italy, there is rock climbing around Trieste, with 4 separate crags. Val Rosandra is the most extensive and it also offers some multi-pitch routes.
The climbing in northern Croatia is not as extensive as the crags around Osp and Trieste, though they do offer the best potential for developing new routes. Visit our Climb-Croatia pages for more information regarding these crags.
All the routes in this region are on limestone rock that is generally good quality.
|Crags of south west Slovenia, Trieste in Italy & northern Istria in Croatia|
|No||Country||Crag||Total No of routes||Number of routes in grade range|
|3 to 5+||6a to 6b+||6c to 7a+||7b to 7c+||8a & over||Not known|
Getting to this excellent region is easy, with Trieste Airportclose by and Ljubljana airport is 1 to 2 hour’s drive away. The obvious place to be based is at Osp where there is a campsite (open all year round), with both Osp and Misja Pec crags within walking distance. There is also accommodation in Osp as well, such as hotels and apartments. Alternatively there are many holiday apartments to rent on the coast.
Rock climbing is possible throughout the year through the ideal time is the spring and autumn. It can be cold and wet in the winter. With regards to gear a 70m rope is ideal though many routes are possible with a 60m rope. Around 15 quickdraws are usually sufficient.