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With over 200 routes, single pitch, multi pitch, climbing at a generous variety of grades, Omiš is a diverse climbing venue. Short approaches, longer approaches, slabs, tufas, pockets, sea views, river views, roadside...there’s plenty of options in this Croatian Mediterranean environment.
Climbing in the 1970’s leading to sport routes in the latter nineties, some of the hardware is still being upgraded on the older, less popular routes. Visible white streaks are notable from the older, plated hardware and a few rusty placements and anchors provide some head’s up contemplation.
Easy access with flights to Split and bus service to town. Split, the second biggest town in Croatia (with a least as many tourists as residents!), is well worth spending some time in as a tourist. There are also a couple of local crags. Split can also be used to access the island of Hvar by ferry.
Optimal season would be of course spring or fall but the sun or shade could be chased in the winter or summer.
The climbing is found at 15 sectors:
• Seveti jure
A couple of 4 pitch routes at 6b.
River and roadside. Nearly 40 routes. From easy to hard, this is a popular locale with compact, slabbier gray limestone.
• Babina Bara
Just past the second road tunnel from town, right at the big right-hand bend in the river. Another popular spot with a variety of grades and fairly high route density (26 routes).
• Visoke Pole
Just past the above, roadside, 30 routes, nice grade spread.
On up the road past Visoke Pole, 16 routes, 4a to 7c.
• Perivoj and Gospinica
Couple of klicks up the road with a dozen routes each. Projects and harder grades.
Birthplace of sport climbing at Omiš. A couple of longer multi pitch routes on the far left side in the 6a grade range. Over 20 single pitch routes from 4b to 7b+ with most climbs at a moderate level.
• Crvena stina
One multi pitch with potential for more.
A dozen routes, mostly single pitch. A couple of longer routes. A couple of routes in the 4b+, then a jump to 6’s on up to 8a.
One multi pitch north of the Auto Camp Lisicina.
Up the valley from the previous area. 4 routes in the 6 grades.
Big hunk of rock with longer routes to 8 pitches. 7 routes from 6a to 6c+.
• Mile Gojsalić
Long single pitch crag with 22 routes ranging from 6a to 8a.
Above downtown with 9 single pitch routes, 6a+ to 7c.
Climbing diversions: river sports and some canyoning.
Touristic stuff at town:
There’s a few old churches from the 6th to 18 centuries.
13th century Mirabella Fortress (Peovica.
Starigrad Fortress (Fortica) from the 15th century
Where to Stay:
There’s two local campgrounds.
Auto camp LISICINA. Located just north of the bridge over the River Cetina and a short, 5 minute walk to town and climbing at the Babnjača sector.
Ribnjak. South side of town below the Stomorica crag. Convenient to a fairly large grocery story/supermarket.
There’s a number of affordable hotels and vacation rentals (Airbnb especially popular).
Classic Climbing Routes at Omiš
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