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Rock Climbing in Paklenica National Park

The Paklenica National Park in Croatia lies at the south of the Velebit mountains, in Starigrad. Amazing limestone rock walls with a variety of routes for all levels make it one of the best climbing spots in Croatia. The real highlight is a big limestone gorge also called Paklenica. You will find from single pitch climbing routes to 350 m high multi-pitch climbs, all of them on excellent limestone. Take your pick from our selection of trips below and come discover this climbing paradise in Croatia. Explore-Share only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides. 
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Amy Garrod

5.00

October, 2021

Paklenica National Park rock climbing beginner course 3 day

I had an absolutely fantastic time with Dean. He was patient and adapted the course to my ability. I would highly recommend this trip.

Christian Jensen

5.00

September, 2021

Paklenica National Park rock climbing beginner course 3 day

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Joshua Schaub

5.00

September, 2019

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

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Brian Reinhart

5.00

September, 2019

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

This was such an amazing experience! My wife and I had quite a bit of indoor climbing experience, but this was our first time outdoors. Danijela and her partner were amazing guides!! They were extremely knowledgeable, experienced, safe, and friendly. I could not recommend them more!!

Jim Davies

5.00

August, 2019

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

Amazing experience. My daughter stated it was the best day of her 2 week holiday. That says it all really. Danijela and her partner were extremely professional and very friendly and helpful.

Anonymous

5.00

August, 2019

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Thank you much to Danijela, Ferdo and Joseph. We had a wonderful day climbing with you all. You planned the day just as we had imagined and picked great routes for us. It was loads of fun, though my toes did not thank you the next day! X

Karl Moriggi

5.00

July, 2019

Paklenica National Park, Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

Was uncertain about having to pay upfront, but it all worked out nicely. We meet up with a couple of guides and we had a great time climbing.

Magdalena Vaclavek

5.00

June, 2019

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

The guide explained very clear and with useful examples all that we needed to know to enjoy our climbing course, even for those who were first-time climbers. The timing and pace was also perfect.

Daniel Bostwick

4.00

June, 2019

Rock climbing in Paklenica with a guide

Samo was a fantastic guide. It was clear he knew the area, and had plenty of experience to help us through Anica Kuk, a 320m/1000' climb in Paklenica.

Spanageo

5.00

June, 2019

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

I chose the intermediate rock climbing trip with Danijela at Paklenica National Park. Without a doubt, it was the highlight of my entire trip throughout Croatia. I strongly recommend Danijela (and her assistant Ferdo) to anyone looking for a guided rock climbing experience. First, the instructions are clear on where and when to meet the guides. The trip started at 7am to beat the heat and the crowds. We stayed in nearby Zadar, which is about an hour away. Buses don't arrive that early, so . Uber is your cheapest option (unless you rent a car yourself). We had some trouble getting there, but Danijela was flexible with the time, which was sincerely appreciated. Second, the actual climbing is incredible. Danijela assessed my climbing ability and tailor-made a climbing experience suited to my abilities. I was challenged, which was exactly what I wanted. My only regret is that I did not book a longer trip, or perhaps a couple of days with the guides. They are incredibly experienced, and they gave me helpful climbing tips that I never learned climbing at my local crag. Without a doubt, they made me a better climber in the short time I was with them. Also, these guides are so knowledgeable and experienced that I never once felt unsafe. I always felt that no matter the route, they had me on belay, and my life was secure. The gear was also top quality. I have never had such a feeling of trust while climbing, and I just met them! Third, the guides are simply amazing people. We had great conversations the entire time, and they were friendly, funny, and caring. After the experience was over, they took us to a famous restaurant near the park. We were in a hurry to catch a bus (which they showed us exactly where the bus station was and when the bus would arrive), and they got the restaurant staff to serve us fast to make sure we would not miss our bus. Look no further!! BOOK THIS TRIP NOW! I cannot wait for the next opportunity I have to be in Croatia, as I already cannot wait to book another trip with them.

Alon Havivi

5.00

June, 2019

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

It was one of the best experiences ever!!! The guids were so nice and helpfull, took it at my pace, helped me feel confident with the rope and thought me what to do and what not to do I advise everyone to go try this course!!! Im sure to be checking with them again when I'll get back to croatia😊❤

Ben Coles

5.00

May, 2019

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Danijella and Fredo were both extremely knowledgeable and pushed me to be a better climber. Highly recommend an afternoon on the mountain with them.

Joel Hartmann

5.00

May, 2019

Multi-sport day in the Paklenica National Park: Rock climbing, hiking

Our guides were absolutely fantastic - assisted in all aspects of the climbs, catering for my and my partner's different climbing abilities and needs. Would recommend Danijela to anyone in a heartbeat. One of the best experiences of our trip to Europe from Australia!!

Michelle

5.00

October, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

Experienced, friendly and engaging. Danijela helped both of us improve our technique, selected routes that were challenging but at the right level for each of us. We had a really brilliant day. Highly recommended.

Anita S

5.00

September, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Daniela and Ferdo very nice guide.I think I will return next year! They transported me from the camp to the canyon. It was very safe and interesting climbing. climbed 8 routes in 4 hours bellow. Thank you so much everything.

Laurie Lovedale

5.00

September, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Our guides Danijela and Ferdo were fantastic! We learned a lot of great tips from them on climbing technique. They always kept safety first and were a lot of fun. We couldn't have asked for better guides and would highly recommend them to anyone. Climbing in the park was awesome.

John Williams

5.00

September, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

We only have really glowing things to say about the trip and our guides. They were a lot of fun, and extremely knowledgeable. They adjusted the plan as we went to pick routes we'd like the best and had great feedback on continuing improvement.

Laura McGrath

5.00

September, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

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John W

September, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

With so many 5 star ratings, it shouldn't be a surprise that we also had a wonderful time on an intermediate rock climbing trip. Our 2 guides were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They adjusted our schedule to hit the routes we'd most enjoy, and gave great tips for building our skills. I would say this is as good as your friend taking you climbing, but your friend won't carry your gear or set your routes,so it's even better.

Audrey Hendricks

5.00

September, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Paklencia is a beautiful area to climb and Danijela was very knowledgeable and fun to climb with. I would definitely come back again!

Matt E

5.00

September, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Danijela and Ferdo took me and my friend out climbing in the beautiful national park. They were fantastic instructors, really encouraging, knowledgable and fun! They also managed to suggest climbs that were perfect for the mix of never-climbed-before and only-indoor-bouldered-before abilities of my friend and I. Great price, too. Can’t recommend enough!

Nadia Baati

5.00

September, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

It was really fun climbing with Danijela and Ferdo, we really had a great time! They are super friendly and great teachers! We really enjoyed these two mornings with you guys!

Shye

5.00

August, 2018

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

Danijela was an amazing instructor and her passion for the sport was obvious. This was a great introduction to rock climbing.

Fiona Palliser

5.00

August, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Excellent climbing session with friendly, experienced guides who were enthusiastic and encouraging. Paklenica national park is beautiful and well worth a visit. We will be back!

los_gekkos

5.00

August, 2018

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

On s'y est pris un peu a la dernière minute, mais ces deux heures escalade avec nos deux guides étaient super ! Super sympa, et a l'écoute de nos envies, on a pu faire plusieurs voies dans un cadre superbe. Ils donnent aussi volontiers plein de conseils pour la rando qui suit dans le parc de paklenika

Jayne118

5.00

July, 2018

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

We popped into the shop Danjela was out climbing so we booked on for a two hour evening climb the following day. It was amazing! Credo and Danjela were really encouraging helpful and passionate about their sport. The park is stunning but it the people who show you the ropes make all the difference! Thankyou so much for a fabulous experience!

Victoria M

5.00

July, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

My traveling partner and I had an amazing climbing experience in Croatia thanks to Danijela and Ferdo - their vibrant personalities and professionalism made for an exciting and challenging session at Paklenica National Park. Danijela and Ferdo were receptive to our climbing goals for the session and were flexible in choosing which routes to pursue in order to meet those goals. Their emphasis on safety, proper technique, and having a good time made the session both educational and memorable. I highly recommend Danijela and Ferdo's guidance for anyone looking to get on the rock. I can't thank you two enough! :)

Matthew Ennis

5.00

July, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

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Natasha Barnden

5.00

July, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

We had such an incredible time - the guides were fantastic. The setting was perfect and we learnt loads. It was such a good decision to go with guides so knowledgeable, we felt like real locals by the end! We also had such a laugh with them and are actually planning to go back and hire them as guides again in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :)

25Jvdoorn

5.00

July, 2018

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

We booked our first climbing lesson by Danijela and Ferdo. In one word fantastic! The teach really good and the now what they are saying. The give really good tips! I was with a friend and we did a couple of climbs at different levels. It was amazing to do! If we are back in Paklenica we are definitely going back to your company. You guys are amazing people with passion for what you are doing

moco421

5.00

July, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Danijela is an excellent guide and able to tailor your hike to your ability. We learned much about the park and Croatia during our time. She coordinated transportation from our ship and returned us with enough time for a short walk thru Zadar.

Erik Napientek

5.00

July, 2018

Rock climbing in Paklenica with a guide

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Bodie

5.00

July, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Had a fantastic time on this trip. Great guides who really focused on what I wanted to get out of the day and were super safety conscious. Would absolutely recommend and will probably return to do more climbing with Danijela and her team.

682claytonc

5.00

July, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

Had a fantastic time on this trip. Great guides who really focused on what I wanted to get out of the day and were super safety conscious. Would absolutely recommend and will probably return to do more climbing with Danijela and her team.

Elle A

5.00

June, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

If you are considering climbing in Croatia, do yourself a favour and book in with Danijela and Ferdo. No matter what level you are, they are the most amazing instructors, and nicest people you will ever meet. Id go as far as to say that climbing with them was the highlight of our holiday, so much so that we were looking at plane tickets to visit again before we'd even got home. They have a level of professionalism i was super impressed with, and you felt safe with them at all times. They are incredibly genuine, and talented and passionate. You really can tell the difference when someone is passionate about what they do. For Danijela and Ferdo, the mountain is their home. They know it like the back of their hands, they respect it and everyone that visits, and then filled us with such awe and wonder, telling us all the tales of the mountain and the people who lived there, of the first climbers, and the famous climbers restaurant cafe where we got a bite to eat afterwards. They are so accommodating- me and my partner had an uber ride from hell in which a 40 minute ride became a 3 hour drive through the mountain. We were over 2 hours late, and I was panicky, messaging and apologizing, and they kept reassuring me it was fine and they waited til we got there, gave the taxi driver a talking to, and even stayed a little later to ensure we had a full experience, and drive us to the bus stop that would get us home afterwards. 100000% recommend them, and 10/10. Both me and my partner couldn't stop smiling.

Carolien B

5.00

June, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

We took the 4 hours intermediate class with Daniela and Ferdo. Thanks to their tups and tricks, we made a lot of progres during this class and we really enjoyed it. This agency is really good and their English is very well. We really recommend this activity to everyone (even if you have no climbing experience) who wants to do something unique in Paklenica National Parc.

Anonymous

5.00

June, 2018

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

We thought this was the best possible start to our climbing career. Our two climbing instructors, Danijela and Ferdo, were clearly very experienced climbers and fun, enthusiastic, and great teachers, while still safe and professional. They spoke excellent English. The equipment was modern and clean and it felt secure. All in all, it was a great experience and a good value for money. I would recommend it to any beginner seeking a safe but fun climbing experience.

Jorge M

5.00

June, 2018

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

We thought this was the best possible start to our climbing career. Our two climbing instructors, Danijela and Ferdo, were clearly very experienced climbers and fun, enthusiastic, and great teachers, while still safe and professional. They spoke excellent English. The equipment was modern and clean and it felt secure. All in all, it was a great experience and a good value for money. I would recommend it to any beginner seeking a safe but fun climbing experience. The early start is worth it to get the best spots!

Seth Andersen

5.00

June, 2018

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

Epic trip! Great guides! Incredible place! We will be back.

Jeroen De Maeyer

5.00

June, 2018

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

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Kaitlin Mitchell

5.00

May, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

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sailingsheendre

5.00

April, 2018

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

The staff was very friendly and extremely professional. The instructors are not only passionate outdoor specialists but also provide excellent instruction for every level of climber. My wife and I are extremely happy with the guided outdoor climbing tour and recommend everyone with different level of skills to try their 2 hour class.

NiceGuyNik

5.00

April, 2018

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

Our kids aged 7 & 9 had a great couple of hours climbing under the instruction of Danijela and Ferdo, who had a great way with them (patient, fun, knowledgeable). Would definitely recommend!

Mo S

5.00

November, 2017

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Wir waren 4 Stunden lang zusammen mit Danijela und Fredo im Paklenica Park klettern. Dabei haben wir uns an vielen einfachen und ein paar schwierigeren Routen im Toprope und Vorstieg ausprobiert. Die beiden können perfekt Englisch, was die Kommunikation sehr einfach machte. Danijela und Fredo waren nicht nur sehr professionell in ihrem Verständnis und der Kommunikation der sicherheitsrelevanten Aspekte, sondern darüber hinaus sehr sympathisch. Wir hatten einen tollen Tag mit super Routen und interessanten Gesprächen. Wir waren zuvor nur in der Halle klettern, hatten aber schon Grundlagenwissen. Nach dem Klettertag mit Danijela und Fredo haben wir uns sicher gefühlt, den Rest der Woche ohne Instructor im Paklenica Park zu klettern!

gemgillet123

5.00

October, 2017

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

This was the highlight of a 4 week trip to Croatia. Danijela is an incredible person and amazing climbing instructor. The scenery in the national park is out of this world. We booked a family session with our 5 and 7 year old and enjoyed it so much we booked another for the very next day. Excellent quality equipment and perfect English. Highly highly recommended for all levels.

Mike Slinn

5.00

October, 2017

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

Danijela and Ferdo were the best guides we have ever had. They were great with our kids, had all the equipment we needed and opened up some great routes for us all. Fully recommend them.

Marvin S

5.00

July, 2017

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

Je recommande à 200% ! 4h d'escalade, de conseils et de partage dans un lieu magnifique. Nous sommes débutant et nous avons progressé en toute confiance grâce à Danijela et Ferdo. Vraiment top !

Daniel Stumfol

5.00

June, 2017

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

We had a wonderful climbing day with Danjela and Ferdo. They took great care of us, so we could learn a lot and really enjoy the Paklenica Canyon. Anyone who wants to visit the area and want to do something special should contact Danjela. We will definitely be back

Daniel S

5.00

June, 2017

Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

Tuvimos un maravilloso día de escalada con Danijela y Ferdo. Nos cuidaron de nosotros, así que pudimos aprender mucho y disfrutar realmente de la Paklenica Cañón. Cualquiera que quiera visitar la zona y quieres hacer algo especial deben contactar Danjela. Sin duda volveremos :-)

Lisanne Knijff

5.00

September, 2015

Paklenica National Park, Intermediate Rock Climbing

Danijela was the best! From the part where we only where interested, to the part where she drove us 'home' in our own car she was full of passion, enthousiasm - she is very responsible and knowledgeable - we would highly recommend her as a reliable guide, if you visit Paklenica.


 

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