Elevation: 2,202 ft
GPS: 42.664, 20.231 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Merrick Schaefer on Jul 16, 2019
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Description

An easy to access sport climbing area only 5 km up the canyon. It has 15 established routes from 5.8 to 5.12a. The rock ranges from slab to slightly overhanging. The rock is not the highest quality and a few of the climbs have broken. Also look out for ledge and ground fall potential. If you are solid at the grade no problem, but there are a number of no fall zones. The cliff is a quick 3 minute hike from the road and curves a bit with some routes staying in the shade until mid morning. There is enough vegetation at the base that you can grab some shade while belaying on many routes. About half the routes have plaques on them with the name and grade so it is easy to navigate the cliff.

Getting There

Drive 5km up M-9 into Rugova Canyon. There is parking for one care directly before the stone bridge under a pillar. If that spot is taken go over the bridge and to a covered picnic area and spring. There is a decent amount of parking there. If you have gone through the tunnel you have gone too far. Hike back away from the bridge towards town about 10-20 meters. On the right hand side there is a trail going up. It switchbacks a little and has nice steps built in to protect from erosion. The trail quickly deposits you in the middle of the wall near a picnic table. Find a plaque on the wall and orient yourself.

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