Peninsula of Istria
Istria is known for its rich history, which dates back to ancient Rome, medieval towns, and the heritage of Venetians and the Austro-Hungarian empire. The beaches beauty and the sea with historical background Istria attracts visitors from everywhere.
Istria is also known for its delicious cuisine, as they have excellent olive oil, wine, fruit, and truffles, which are at home in Istria. It has excellent truffle dishes, which are a specialty of the surroundings of Motovun and Buzet. Here, coastal and sports tourism are diverse, from climbing, cycling, hiking, paragliding, fishing, and other water sports. Therefore, we can easily decide on an active vacation with the family at any time of the year.
The favorable climate for climbing in Istria is in spring and autumn. During this time, the temperatures are pleasant and warm; then, there are many sunny days. Summers are a bit hot, but you can find some shady sectors in the canyons of Buzet or the slightly higher-lying Nugla or Pazin cave. In winter, the interior of Istria is quite cold, rainy and short days are not the best choice. The climate on the coast is much better in winter, and the sun shines more often, so climbers like to enjoy the sea air and the sun's vitamin in Rovinj, the Limski Kanal, or Medveja.
Istria is a prominent peninsula with lots of climbing to do. The first stop is the little town of Buzet. Here you will find areas like Kompanj, Pandora-Sopot, Kamena vrata, HC, Buzet canyon, Hallelujah cave, Krkuž, and many more. Limestone routes of all shapes and sizes and each sector offers a different experience. HC-Hard Core has slightly overhanging, powerful, challenging routes. Pandora-Sopot offers big overhangs filled with stalactites and blobs for 3D climbing, and if you are lucky, you will also have a waterfall coming out from the middle of the wall. There are some easier lines here, but we recommend mastering at least 7c grade to enjoy the place entirely. Kompanj is the biggest sector here, and it will amaze every climber with the beauty of its routes. Buzet canyon has 6 different sectors facing all the orientations. North facing Befana has long endurance routes, Pengari the same as Befana. Đoser sector next to Pengari offers some nice routes from 6b up to 8a+. Sector Plaža next to Pengari with beautiful 6-graded routes, and the south-facing Zimski sector (winter sector) is suitable only for cold winter days. There are other places in Pazin in the center of Istria and seaside cliffs like Rovinj, Limski Kanal, Vinkuran, Pazin, Brseč, all worth visiting.
April, May 2022
5 climbers (2 minimum)
They are climbing for young and adults with confidence leading from 6a, for everyone who wants to climb a lot and push themselves to a higher level. Get more confidence and improve their climbing for those who want to have fun and learn something new from the best coaches.
Climbing courses are suited for beginners or advanced climbers. We will adopt the program according to the needs and wishes of participants.
For more info, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Included in the price:
We provide climbing coaching and instruction, safety equipment, ropes and quickdraws, and lots of fun. When you book a whole week, one day of professional photo shooting (worth 130€) is in the price.
3-days - 500€
5-days - 750€
7-days - 950€
Not in the price:
Own transport to the destination, food, accommodation, and your insurance. For accommodation, we can help to arrange to find you a good and cozy place to stay.
What do you need to bring?
Harness, climbing and approach shoes, warm and light clothes, helmet, chalk bag and chalk, belay device, sun crème, headlamp, and great mood. It would be best if you also had your insurance, and we recommend doing it before at home.
Day 1: Getting in Istria, settle there, and start enjoying your climbing holidays. We have a brief presentation of the program and discuss your wishes and goals for the climbing week.
Day 2: The first day of climbing coaching is getting used to the rock and style and checking, learning safety knots (if necessary), checking correct belying. You will climb more accessible routes, and we will try to improve foot techniques for climbing for better clipping positions.
Day 3: We will introduce you to on-sight climbing.You are learning the proper approach of on-sight attempts for challenging goals, then learning how to read the rock and climb it. You will learn how to find suitable positions to clip and how to climb 100% committed. We will work on the process from mental training and technique coaching-trying hard in the attempts.
Day 4: You will learn how to climb more challenging routes with the redpointapproachstep by step.You will know how to do visualization for the redpoint, which is part of mental coaching. The red point is not only climbing but also falling. It is part of the game and learning process for gaining better performance in the working route.
Day 5: The following day of climbing coaching is all about learning the tufa climbing technique. Not everywhere in the world, you will learn that. It is exceptional to use the body and legs, with lots of twisting and knee-bars, sometimes even hill-hooks and hip-hooks. Tufa technique is an incredible way of climbing, and it's beneficial when the climbing starts to be overhanging.
Day 6: Rest day is part of training so that we might take one as well. Not necessary for having a complete rest day; we might still do some running and yoga in the morning and swimming or easy climbing in the afternoon. It also depends on the group and their needs and wishes. One of the rest day activities is climbing without hands or using fewer hands, toprope of course. These skills are excellent for learning how to be efficient, improving climbing techniques for more challenging routes, and having fun.
Day 7: We will return to your redpoint project to test your head and power. You are learning how to mentally prepare for sending the projects and the proper mindset for this day. And also, not only sending is a reward, but the process should be the goal that motivates us.
Day 8: The final day or more relaxed day for you will be climbing without pressure from us. You choose whatever you wish that day to climb. You must enjoy and try to climb as much as your head and muscles let you. We can repeat your projects, foot and hand technique, mental coaching, falling practice, or hang out in climbing crags and have fun with no stress.