Bajót Rock Climbing
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DescriptionBajót is a great climbing area with many diverse walls located in a nature preserve. There are 106 routes listed in the Magyarórszág Sziklamászó Kalauza. Difficulty ranges from III up to VIII (UIAA rating). These correspond to 5.4 and 5.12a Yosemite grades.
There is something for everyone here including hikers who want to just get out and enjoy some beautiful views. It is possible to hike to the top of the routes and take in the surrounding landscape. You can see the huge basilica of Esztergom in the distance. There is also a large cave with a super cool arch. Please note though, that the arch and cave are off limits to climbing!
The tallest wall is about 22 meters (72 feet) tall but there is one area where you can actually get in some additional climbing by starting from a lower wall that is 12 meters (40 feet) in height. It's one of the few places in Hungary where you can practice multi-pitch climbing.
The routes are all bolted but be warned, the climbing is bold at times. First bolts tend to be a little high and sometimes there is a good ways to go between bolts that are higher up on a route. I would recommend bringing along a set of stoppers and a few tricams for peace of mind.
The rock type is limestone so it can be slick in some spots but for the most part, things are fairly good and there aren't too many loose or crumbly sections. Definitely bring and wear a helmet as the crag can be busy and you can easily have people above you on many routes.
The posted ethics for this crag are that someone leads the routes and the second cleans them, then rappels down. Toproping and especially leaving up ropes for long periods of time is discouraged.
Being that it is a nature preserve, please be extra careful to pack out what you brought in with you. If you see trash left at the crag, please pick it up. It would be quite sad to lose the privilege of climbing in such a great location.
Getting ThereYou can get to the small village of Bajót via Volán bus but driving is probably easier. From the Millenium Tér (park here), turn left and go past the church. There will be a dirt road leading up to the right after some houses. Follow this for about 2 kilometers until a big bend in the road. Look for a blue marked trail with omega signs. The rocks should be on our right after about 100 meters.
I have only been here once and since I was a passenger, I unfortunately don't have a good idea of the best way to get to the crag. I will update with better directions as soon as possible.
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