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Paklenica National Park, Advanced Rock Climbing


Come and enjoy some advanced level rock climbing in the Paklenica National Park in Croatia with Danijela, a UIMLA and CMGA certified guide.

1 Day

May - Sep




In the beautiful natural surroundings of Croatia’s Paklenica National Park, I would like to guide you on an advanced level climbing course.

For people who rock climb on a regular basis, the goal is to often find the next challenge, to find that next wall where you can push yourself even more. And on the canyons of Paklenica, I can show you some walls that will satisfy your ambitions. However, this trip is not just a scenic climbing excursion. It is also an informative course that will help you advance your already developed skill level even more. In fact, the goal of this course is to help you transition from an experienced rock climber to a rock climbing leader in future expeditions. Hence providing you with a brand new set of skills that could precede a brand new set of goals.

Over the course of the day, we will go over the following things.

  • How to lead sports routes without the safety of a top rope

  • Proper techniques for safe leading

  • How to use climbing equipment

  • Proper lead belaying techniques

This course is reserved for advanced level climbers. So to participate on this trip you should have good lead climbing or prior top-rope experience, and want to learn how to climb lead. Multi-pitch experience is a plus, but not a requirement. It is also important that you are physically fit as well.

It’s a big step becoming a leader in anything, particularly something as demanding and challenging as rock climbing. However, during this course in Paklenica, you will learn what is necessary to become a rock climbing leader. And you will leave a far more confident climber than you were when you arrived. So send me a request, and let’s start climbing.

I also offer a custom, multi-pitch rock climbing trip in Paklenica as well.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes guiding fee and personal equipment (harness, helmet, climbing shoes), but not the entrance fee to the Paklenica National Park.

The price listed above is the price of a private tour. If you´d like to join a group tour (7-12 people), the price is 140 EUR per person.


More info

Participants should bring the following items: comfortable clothing and shoes, water flask, sun protection and snacks.

How to get to the Paklenica National Park

Address: Paklenicka ulica, 23244 Starigrad - Paklenica (easy to find with Google Maps)

Types of transport:

  1. By bus
  2. By car
  3. By taxi
  4. By organized private transfer

Nearest airport: Zadar Airport Nearest city: Zadar (45km)

  • Please let me know which transport you are using in order to determine start time of the activity.

Meeting point

Paklenica National Park

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I was born in Zadar, but I grew up at the base of Velebit, the greatest Croatian mountain, and this shaped the rest of my life. Living in the nature gave me everything I dreamed of. In the same place I had mountains, river and the sea.
I am CMGA certified (Croatian Mountain Guide Association) and UIMLA guide (2013).
I love to explore new destinations, sharing them with nature lovers. And there's more than just the adventure. Indeed, I will take you to discover the locations learning the local people way of living and trying the traditional local food.
In the end, my goal is for you to take home the best memories of this experience!


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What people are saying about Danijela



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.


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.


Конечно погулять по тропам Национального парка и не получить удовольствие ну просто не возможно. Эти красоты и ощущения уединения плюс соединение с природой Вас поразят.


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 :-)


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.

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