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Enjoy advanced multi-pitch climbs or a day out with the family trying something new!

From the sandstone towers of the Ardšpatch Valley to the the multitude of sandstone walls in the Bohemian Paradise, from top to bottom the Czech Republic is an excellent location for rock climbers of every level.

Rock Climbing in the Czech Republic

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Czech Republic

What should I know about Rock Climbing Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in central Europe. It is surrounded by Germany to the west and north, Austria to the south, Poland to the north and Slovakia to the east. As a result, it is very well connected by train and bus to the rest of Europe. The capital, Prague, is home to the country’s largest international airport.

Most of the rock climbing in the Czech Republic takes place on sandstone rock. The many beautiful sandstone spires here are renowned for being both challenging and, at times, quite dangerous too. As a result, a high level of physicality is needed for many of the tougher spires and chimneys. However, there are also many simpler and safer routes for less experiences climbers.

The crux of the issue in terms of danger on these sandstone walls is erosion. After it rains, many guides will not climb sandstone in order to conserve it, for example. Be sure to cushion your trip with a few extra days to account for rain, especially in the early summer and spring.

As a result, a certain climbing culture has developed here and many practices that are common place in other regions are deemed unethical or even unlawful. For example, chalk, top roping and certain metal gear (such as cams, friends and nuts) are all banned from use on sandstone climbs.

Why should I choose Czech Republic for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Regardless of where you go to climb in the Czech Republic, you’re in for a treat. From the top of a sandstone tower in the Elbe Valley, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding forests and karst-like landscape. Other rock climbing locations are equally as scenic with comparable views of forests and even some mountains too.

Something for everyone

Where you choose to climb in the Czech Republic, there is sure to be something for everyone. From difficult multi-pitch sandstone towers to simple scrambles, there is something fun and challenging for climbers of all abilities. There are also plenty of opportunities for sport and trad climbing throughout the country.
Come for the culture

When you are not out on the rocks, enjoy the rich culture and traditions that embody the Czech Republic. From well-crafted pilsners that take their name from a Czech city to the stunning Gothic and Baroque architecture of the cities and towns, there is plenty to explore here when you’re not atop a sandstone tower.

What can I expect from the weather in Czech Republic?

During the summer, the average daily temperature in the Czech Republic ranges between 20ºC and 30ºC. Temperatures are generally cooler during the spring and autumn. During the early summer and late spring, rain storms are not infrequent, later summer tends to be the driest part of the year.

How many days should I allocate for my Czech Republic Rock Climbing experience?

This really depends on how much time you have. Most guides offer single-day trips, while some guides offer longer, week-long trips. Overall, a week would be enough time to explore and rock climb here.

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What currency is accepted in Czech Republic?

Czech koruna

What’s the high season for Rock Climbing in Czech Republic?

April to October

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Czech Republic



Votjech is top of the pack where guiding is concerned! He understood our level of fitness and still pushed and helped to make the experience special. Very safe and safety conscious! Highly highly recommend him !!



Vojtech is clearly an expert in his field. He made me comfortable every step of the season. He also took the time to show me around Turnov, very cool!



Since Jan was not available he recommend me to a guide friend of him and everything worked out perfectly. We did a day of cimbing in Adrspach and One in Checky Raj. Amazing experience!



I had been alpine climbing in Washington State in the US, and made it clear what my skill level and scheduling limitations were. I explained what gear I had and asked what to bring with me. Vojtech worked out a trip based on the weather and explained how it might impact our time. What I appreciated the most about Vojtech, aside from his professionalism and friendliness, is that he was very attentive to my ability and readiness. He chose routes based on what he saw in my skills and my interests. He shared cultural and technical facts. I really enjoyed my time out there and appreciate the skill that went into choosing routes that fit my experience level. Thanks Watt!



Vojtech is clearly an expert in his field. He made me comfortable every step of the season. He also took the time to show me around Turnov, very cool!

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