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Rókahegy Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Pal Pocsi on Mar 20, 2010  with updates from Ash Scott
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Scenic view of Budapest from the top.


Rókahegy (Fox Hill in Hungarian) is an abandoned limestone quarry just outside Budapest. There are close to 80 single pitch bolted sport routes, with new ones being developed every now and then. At the moment 71 routes are listed on the homepage of the Rókahegyi Climbing association, with photo beta and ratings The height of the routes varies between 8 and 22 meters (26 to 72 feet). The routes are well equipped with bolts and have chain top-rope anchors.

Climbing is only allowed between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., or sunset, and requires a permit as the quarry is part of a nature reserve. There is a water pump right before the little parking area. This is one of the more popular spots near Budapest and can get busy on the weekends.

Getting There 

Take the HÉV commuter rail line to the Csillaghegy stop. You can actually see the lower quarry from here. You'll be standing right at the start of the Ürömi út. Walk up the hill and keep following the Ürömi út until you reach the Rókahegyi út. Follow this to the right until you see a small parking area and a trail leading to the upper quarry.

Climbing Season

For the Europe area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Rókahegy
Rock Climbing Photo: Ash figuring out the crux.

Kénköves 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13  Europe : Hungary : ... : Nagy torony
There is no official name and rating for this route yet. The first bolt is kind of high up and combined with the exposure it makes for a dodgy start or mental crux. The route leads up to a nice ledge, and continues on the arete from there. Don't be surprised if your hand turns bright yellow, there are some holds covered with sulfur deposits (hence the unofficial name). The crux is the upper part of the arete where the holds are not too obvious, but it has well placed bolts. After that head up so...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nagy Fal at Róka Hegy, as seen from the top of Ki...
BETA PHOTO: Nagy Fal at Róka Hegy, as seen from the top of Ki...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nagy Fal at Róka Hegy on a nice summer evening.
Nagy Fal at Róka Hegy on a nice summer evening.
Rock Climbing Photo: Róka Hegy quarry as seen from the HÉV stop at Cs...
BETA PHOTO: Róka Hegy quarry as seen from the HÉV stop at Cs...

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By Chris Perkins
From: Buena Vista, Colorado
Apr 26, 2012
We followed the directions, but couldn't locate the crag. No climbing in Hungary for us. Off to Romanian and climbing for sure.
By Pal Pocsi
From: Budapest, Hungary
Nov 5, 2013
Hi Chris. I'm really sorry that you couldn't find the crag... I'm not sure how you missed it but I've just added the GPS coordinates to the route description. This way, hopefully anyone will be able to find it easily.

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