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National Park of Paklenica  

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Paklenica National Park is one of Croatia's most diverse national parks especially if you're interested in rock climbing or hiking, and is one of the top climbing areas in Europe. Located in the southeastern part of the Velebit mountain range which runs along the central Dalmatian coast, Paklenica National Park covers 40 sq. miles and includes one of the largest forests in the Mediterranean. The two outstanding canyons of Paklenica Park, Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, show splendid karstic limestone formations.

Paklenica park offers the unique pleasure of combining rock climbing and hiking along with swimming the same day. Starigrad is the closest town and the starting point for your drive into the Canyon. All this lies right on the Adriatic Sea.

The park boasts over 175 single-pitch sports routes, 125 multi-pitch sports routes and plenty of trad routes to go around. Anica kuk is the main big wall soring to 350M and has routes from 5.8 (4c+) to 5.13a (7c+). The rock is fantastic limestone, yet can be a bit rough on the finger tips. There is a little of everything for everyone in Paklenica. The weather is mild year round, but the best time of the year for climbing is from April through to late October.

Getting There 

Paklenica is about 28 miles north of Zadar, Croatia or 165 miles south of Zagreb, Croatia. Climbers are required to purchase a climbing pass that available at the park entrance. Parking is limited so try to carpool if possible. Climbs are no more then 5 minutes walk to an hour walk.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.2 miles from here

11 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for National Park of Paklenica:
Karabore   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 360'   Anica kuk
Mosoraski   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 10 pitches, 1000'   Anica kuk
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Featured Route For National Park of Paklenica

Karabore 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : Croatia : ... : Anica kuk
This route was solid throughout. The first 2 pitches are mostly face climbing with a slabby 3rd pitch finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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"Nosorog" (5.7), one of many fun, modera...
"Nosorog" (5.7), one of many fun, modera...
Unknown climber on "Prvi put" at sector ...
Unknown climber on "Prvi put" at sector ...
Sunset over the Adriatic from Starigrad, the close...
Sunset over the Adriatic from Starigrad, the close...
Climbing at sector Crljenica, the obvious orange c...
Climbing at sector Crljenica, the obvious orange c...
Great views from high in the park
Great views from high in the park

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