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Rókahegy Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Pal Pocsi on Mar 20, 2010  with updates from Ash Scott and 1 more
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Scenic view of Budapest from the top.


Rókahegy (Fox Hill or Mountain) is an old limestone quarry. There are 22 routes listed in the Magyarország Sziklamászó Kalauza (Climbing Guide of Hungary) but there are a number of newer routes put up as well which are not included in the guide. 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 anchors at the top.

Climbing is only allowed between the hours of 6AM and 8PM or sunset. There is a water pump right before the little parking area.

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

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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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Nagy Fal at Róka Hegy on a nice summer evening.
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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.