At a Glance
- 3 to 7c+
- 400 m
Climbing Is Not as Safe as Watching Videos
Rock climbing is not something you do after attending YouTube university. If you’re not an experienced rock climber, get professional help; there are dozens of licensed mountain guides in Slovenia.
A Few Notes
- Vipava crags are spread across a large area. Each sector is pretty small, and the hiking time ranges from 10 to 45 minutes.
- You can climb in Vipava from early autumn to late spring. It’s way too hot in the summer.
- The sun reaches most of the sectors around 10 AM. Don’t even try to start earlier than that in winter.
- Some sectors (Leva Plošča, Pikapolonica) are family-friendly; others are decidedly not.
- Grades of easier climbs are usually demotivational. Don’t bother; choose something way below your top performance and enjoy.
- Mala Plošča has a few interesting boulder-like climbs.
- The right side of Oltar has amazingly compact rock (warning: you’ll need 70 m rope).
- Luska has fantastic almost-multi-pitch climbs.
- Pikapolonica is the traditional beginner’s crag, full of lovely easy climbs, although the rock could be a bit crumbly. The right half is family-friendly and well-protected.
- Triptih is a sector-of-last-resort when Pikapolonica becomes overcrowded.