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 rokahegyisportegyesulet.hu/rsz...
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.
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.
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Weather station 6.6 miles from here
22 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Rókahegy
Harapós 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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There is no official name and rating for this route yet. It is a variation of Kénköves, with it's own separate bolts in the middle part. Head up on the crystalline wall to the ledge, and stick to the irregular, off-width to hand sized crack from there. This is the crux, take care with the jams as there are some sharp ridges and plenty of pointy crystal teeth in there. After that head up some pretty weathered limestone to the chain anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in International
BETA PHOTO: Nagy Fal at Róka Hegy, as seen from the top of Ki...
Nagy Fal at Róka Hegy on a nice summer evening.
BETA PHOTO: Róka Hegy quarry as seen from the HÉV stop at Cs...
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.