If you wish to have an active holiday, or you have an adventurous spirit, then the Paklenica Riviera is the right place for you. The Paklenica National Park is the ideal destination for those who love walking and hiking, but that is not all. At the very entrance to the Velika Paklenica canyon, you are welcomed by an impressive cliff with possible climbing routes marked – the dream of all climbers and mountaineers.
Today, at Paklenica climbing site, which is mostly composed of limestone, there are about 400 well-equipped marked routes of different difficulty grade and length (from grade 3 to 8b+), so each climber can find something to his/her liking. Most short sport climbing routes are situated in Klanci, the narrowest part of the Velika Paklenica canyon. The routes are easily accessible and therefore suitable for climbers with small children.
Crljenica sector is most suitable and especially interesting for climbing in winter.
The most famous rock for climbing in Paklenica is Anića kuk, with various routes up to 350 meters long – from unequipped and aid routes to modern, long, sport routes.
Many other long routes in the rocks of Debeli kuk, Veliki ćuk, Kuk od Skradelin and Kukovi ispod Vlake are also attractive for climbers.
The routes in Paklenica differ quite a bit in terms of their equipment. Older routes are equipped with pitons and older ones with spits.The main climbing season in Paklenica begins in spring and lasts until late autumn.
Many climbers gather here around May 1, for the International Climbers’ Meeting, and they take part in various events and competitions.
around May 1, for the International Climbers’ Meeting, and they take part in various events and competitions.