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Petrela Rock Climbing 

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Location: 41.2547, 19.8543 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jdokmo on Jun 20, 2013
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Located at the base of a historic castle, this bouldering and route climbing area has some loose/crumbly rock that, in some areas, looks like smaller pebbles and stones set in a natural cement-like consistency. Look around for the really solid rock. The bouldering area below the castle (5 min approach) has pretty solid rock, but still keep an eye out for rotten rock.

Getting There 

Take the main road south to Elbasan, turn right onto the road up to the Petrela Castle (the right turn occurs just after a small round-about and over a short bridge). Follow the long winding road with many switchbacks all the way to the obvious parking lot which is at the end of the driving ascent. Park anywhere is available, but the trees on the side overlooking the football field offer nice shade to protect your car from boiling when you return from climbing.

Climbing Season

For the Europe area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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