Elevation: 348 ft
GPS: 52.0525, 19.1602
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Description

Poland is a great place to experience Eastern Europe. The country is developing at a rapid rate. So now is a wonderful time to visit. In the urban areas, it is not difficult to find any modern comfort. However, in the surrounding rural communities it is still possible to get a glimpse of the "old life". The people are friendly and proud. The cities are beautiful and historic. As far as climbing, most is in the southern regions of the country. There is a decent amount of sport climbing around Krakow and Wroclaw. But the best climbing in Poland is outside of Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains. Here you will find imposing alpine-style routes on dark granite.

Getting There

There are 12 international airports in Poland. Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport is both largest and busiest airport with international flights to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Paris and other major capital cities. Copernicus Wrocław Airport and Katowice International Airport are serving the South West of Poland and enabling access to Góry Sokole. Saint John Paul II Airport Krakow–Balice is an international airport near Krakow providing easy access to Dolina Będkowska, Dolina Kobylańska, Dolina Bolechowicka and other climbing areas in Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska. Saint John Paul II Airport is 2h drive from Zakopane city which is known as the gateway to Tatra Mountains. Public transport is well developed, there are train and bus shuttle connections available. Poland has the biggest network of motorways in Central and Eastern Europe. As of January 2022, there are 4,650 km (2,889 mi) of motorways and expressways in operation. Speed limits in Poland are 140 km/h on motorways and 120 km/h on dual-carriageway expressways. There are two road signs which don't exist in the US, UK and other countries, but which are extremely important and extremely common in Poland. These are a yellow diamond on a white background, and the same sign with a thick black bar through it ("Road with right of way" and "End of right of way"). If you don't recognize these signs from this description I strongly urge you to find Polish road signs on the internet: http://www.adcidl.com/pdf/Poland-Road-Traffic-Signs.pdf These signs are much more more common in Poland than elsewhere because the "straight ahead" road very often does NOT to have priority. Be careful with that!

 

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