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.
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.
Weather station 14.2 miles from here
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