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Hvar Island Rock Climbing 

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Some of the untapped potential on the road between...

Cliffbase is on private land and has been developed for climbing by the land owner. MORE INFO >>>


Hvar Island is approximately 1.5 hrs. by boat from Split. If you find that the weather is not cooperating in another part of Croatia, this is your best bet for sunshine as this is the sunniest part of this fantastic country.
There are 3 main crags on the Island; The largest is Cliffbase(Suplja Stina.

Getting There 

Jadrolinija operates ferries between Hvar and Split. a couple of times per day.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Super fun.

Stara Vojna 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Europe : Croatia : ... : North Side of the tower
This route climbs the face (not the arete) of the shady side of the detached tower. Oddly, I found the crux to be routefinding. Miro seems to like having a small run to the anchors, and on this route it was difficult for me to tell whether to go left or right around a small bulge at the top. (beta: you go left). Scope it carefully from the ground or adjacent routes, and the flash could be easily had if you're decent at the grade. Holds are good, clean, and non-tweaky....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at Hvar town from the old fortress above t...
Looking at Hvar town from the old fortress above t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing on the Free Standing Tower at Cliffbase.
Climbing on the Free Standing Tower at Cliffbase.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the TOWN of Hvar...on the island of Hvar. ...
This is the TOWN of Hvar...on the island of Hvar. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The harbor in Hvar town.
The harbor in Hvar town.

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By rickziegler
May 26, 2014
Lots of undeveloped rock here, ranging from big caves the gray slabs the multi pitch and DWS. I saw alot of potential waiting the adventurous bolter, especially heading west from Sveta Nedlija on the dirt road that goes to Hvar.
By Dustin Clelen
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 1, 2015
The drive from the town of Hvar to the climbing at CliffBase can take an hour if you stick to paved roads, or about 45 minutes if you take the dirt road that goes from the south (Hvar town) side of the tunnel directly to Sveta Nedilja (the town next to CliffBase). The dirt road is well-traveled, well-maintained, easy to pass other cars on, and was fine for our rented passenger car.

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