Elevation: 773 ft
GPS: 43.253, 17.909 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Gunkswest on Oct 30, 2018
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Description

This warm and newly developed limestone sport climbing area is worth a visit. The rock formations are unique and there's some great history to explore very close to the climbing (a 5th Century Dervish monastery, 14th Century castle, etc.). The climbing area also has two via ferrata and several hiking trails.

The local climbers (who speak English and are very entertaining) can be found at the Eko Center (Eco Center), which is just at the base of the canyon where the climbing is located. For a small fee, you can camp or hook up an RV at the Eko Center. The center has toilets, showers and electricity.

Roughly 80 routes are covered in the Bosnia-Herzegovina 2017 guidebook, but (as of November 2018) at least two dozen lines have been added since the guidebook was published. Currently established routes range in grade from about 4b (5.5) to 8a (5.13a/b). There are enough routes of every grade to keep visitors busy for days (and many more to be done).

In the fall of 2018, there were at least three or four traveling climbers at the Eko Center every day, so the likelihood is that during the season (fall-winter-spring), you could arrive alone and find a climbing partner.

http://ecocenter-blagaj.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Eko-Centar-Blagaj-127077717378606/

Getting There

The small town of Blagaj (pronounced by some locals "Blah-guy") is about a 20 minute drive from the small city of Mostar. Mostar can be reached by train, bus or car from Sarajevo (about 2.5 hours).

Blagaj has several small supermarkets, a small hardware store and many eateries. You can camp at the Eko Center right below the cliffs, or rent a room or apartment a short distance away in Blagaj itself. You can easily walk from the Eko Center campground to the small markets and eateries, so once you arrive in Blagaj, you could get by without a car.

Mostar has all of the amenities you'd expect in a city (food, clothing, hospital, car repair, etc.). The historic bridge downtown is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From the Eko Center, the closest crag (Sector A) is a 10 minute walk on a trail.

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