Ready for a new climbing destination?

Are you the “been there, done that” – type who’s been to Siurana, Paklenica, Frankenjura, Arco, Osp, Finale, Geyikbayiri, Maltatal, Ceuse, Leonidio, Sardignia, Chulilla, Limski Kanal,… and you’re slowly running out of new fresh rock?

Or you’re an adventure family or climbing dirtbag who equally loves climbing, exploring new destinations and unspoiled climbing spots

Maybe are you getting tired of the carnival at your home crag and need a quick escape to enjoy climbing in solitude like back in the day?

Or you like to keep a low budget and enjoy to still eat out and easily afford paying “a few rounds”?

Good news: There are still places in Europe where there are no crowds with plenty of fresh limestone awaiting for adventure climbers like you!

You are wondering why Bosnia?

To most climbers from Western Europe, the country is still a big question mark, unlike the neighbouring Croatia which has been a very popular touristic destination for climbing and seaside holidays for decades.

The usual associations: “Uhm, Bosnia.. Isn’t that this small country next to Romania? Didn’t they have a war, is it safe to go there now? .. Great barbecuers! .. Yeah, I have a colleague from Bosnia – nice guy!”

Until now, Bosnia and Herzegovina is still one of the last secret, underrated climbing destinations in Europe – a small mountainous country in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula that will captivate your climbing spirit and your travelers soul alike – a place at a fascinating crossroad where different cultures and influences of North, South, East and West crossed paths, rich with diverse mountain landscapes, rocky canyons, hilly forests, quiet villages, welcoming locals and great food.

What about climbing there?

Bosnia and Herzegowina is the biggest karst (limestone) mountain region in Europe! This means plenty of high-quality limestone crags in unique, wild, romantic locations!

Over the last five years, there was a real post-war climbing boom in Bosnia and Herzegovina! Two thirds of the climbing routes in Bosnia aren’t older than 5 years – bring some extra skin since there all the rock is still super frictionate!

Some crags are easily world class in rock quality and scenery in addition to many smaller local crags with a real living room feel. All are comfortably bolted on fresh southern limestone.

The rock is mostly typical southern limestone comparable to the one in Croatia, mostly on crimps, pockets and classical logical lines. Most climbing is Sport climbing in the easier and medium grades (French 5’s and 6’s). There really is something for everyone with a  few mutlipitch climbing areas and usually every area has their share of harder routes and open projects.

Although the climbing infrastructure is now on a comfortable level, there is still a massive rock potential hidden in canyons, forests and in the mountain highlands to be discovered for future development.

First modern sport climbing guidebook

Like it’s advisable to go on a roadtrip with the trinity of duct tape, a multitool  and toilet paper, this book is designed as equally travel guidebook, climbing bible and climbing culture document. It is the source to plan your trip, know your way around, to get lost in the bars and get back on track, make friends and learn more about country, history and nature.

We made this as sexy and accurate as possible to suit all your climbing and travelling needs – Therefore, the climbing guidebook core of the book is complemented by a 25+ pages country info section as well as concrete information on where to stay and eat, rest-day activities, hands-on insider-tips, intuitive overview sheets and maps for each crag and a five-page local phrases section.

When my guidebook arrived, I was reading it for 2 hours.
It is one of the best guidebooks I have ever seen in my life!

Adam Ondra