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Rock climbing

Rock climbing

The largest number of climbing areas is located in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, in the vicinity of the valleys near Krakow. Numerous wonderful rocks on the territory of the Ojcowski National Park are off-limits to climbers, apart from one – Pochylec.

All rocks in the upland are Jurassic limestone rocks. One of the most popular places is Brama Bolechowicka (Bolechowicka Gate) located at the mouth of the Bolechowicki Gorge. However, climbing routes here are worn smooth and slippery. You can come by car and go as far as to the car park in Bolechowice (1 km) or drive around Karniowice (500 m). Almost 50 rocks with marked routes can be found in the Kobylańska Valley. Unfortunately,  these get crowded in the summertime. You can leave your car in the car park in Kobylany (500 m from the mouth of the valley). Many routes were also created in the Będkowska Valley. You can go by car to Będkowice or Łazy and descend to the valley following the marked trails. Also interesting for climbers are the Kluczwody Valley and Ostańce Jerzmanowickie (rock outliers), a group of rocks on a plateau near Jerzmanowice and Bębło. Each year new climbing routes are created in Małopolska, but the number of climbers also grows rapidly. Interesting climbing routes can be found also in Kraków itself: in kamieniołomy Liban (Liban quarry), as well as in Krzemionki and Zakrzówek. In the Beskids and on the territory of the Carpathian Foothills you can find some impressive sandstone rocks forming several climbing areas.

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