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Looking at Hvar town from the old fortress above t...

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

For the Europe area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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Brid sunca 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : Croatia : ... : West side of the tower
This route might be the most scenic climb on the entire island of Hvar...which is saying a lot.In addition to feeling like you're in some exotic climbing film simply due to the setting, the moves themselves are just loads of fun. Slightly overhung limestone pockmarked with massive buckets keeps you thinking, and the Mediterranean sun bakes away the sea grime that usually forms on stuff this close to the water. Some climbers might be intimidated by its relatively close positioning to the water a...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Climbing on the Free Standing Tower at Cliffbase.
Climbing on the Free Standing Tower at Cliffbase.
Some of the untapped potential on the road between...
Some of the untapped potential on the road between...
The harbor in Hvar town.
The harbor in Hvar town.
This is the TOWN of Hvar...on the island of Hvar. ...
This is the TOWN of Hvar...on the island of Hvar. ...

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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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