Sport Climbing in Western Bulgaria

In the summertime we usually go Deep Water Soloing (more about that coming soon ;) ). This year 10 of us decided to add a week of sports climbing to the DWS trip. After consulting Yavor (thanks again)  and the great Bulgarian climbing website  we decided on three places to go to – Karukovo, Malovitza and Vitosha.

You might know Karlukovo if you have seen pictures and videos from the Petzl Rock trip 2014. This place is a must go for anyone who climbs.  We spent two days in the shady cave trying to get the most out of the weather. Sadly I was not in my best shape but that did not matter in a place like this.

After a rest day that some of us spent hiking and others having some nice time in the center of Sofia, we traveled to Malovitza where we stayed overnight. The hut is situated at about 1940 meters above sea level, and the climbing conditions could not be better – not too hot but not too cold either. The climbing spots near the hut are remarkable with their orange granite and very interesting moves and routes.

Last but certainly not least we paid Sofia’s “home mountain” a visit. The crag was conveniently a 15 minute drive away from the house so it was the perfect place for the last two days. Wladi, Daniel and Clarrissa even found a 7b project and spent all their time there. After a hard night of drinking I decided to take it easier;)

Bulgaria - Sportclibming 2016

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