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Paklenica National Park rock climbing beginner course 3 day

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Get to grips with the quality Croatian rocks and learn the fundamentals of rock climbing with certified UIMLA mountain leader Dean. Join this action-packed 3-day course that is designed specifically for first-timers.


Dinaric Alps

3 Days

Apr - Nov




* Learn the basics of rock climbing among the picturesque scenery.

* Capture the majestic canyon views of western Croatia.

* Benefit from an experienced mountain leader teaching you rock climbing.


Paklenica National Park is packed full of natural treasures located along the Adriatic Sea in Croatia.

Home to the impressive canyons of both Mala (Small) Paklenica and Velika (Big) Paklenica, that connect to the southern slopes of the Velebit mountain range, which is part of the larger Dinaric Alps.

The park is populated with scenic karst spires and sculptures, rising from the mountain meadows and forested valleys. For this reason it is considered one of the top climbing areas in Europe.

There are approximately 400 climbing routes ranging in difficulty and length, with the season stretching from early spring to late autumn.

This beginners climbing course is designed for people over the age of 16 who want to know the fundamentals of rock climbing and would like to be an independent climber in the future.

You will learn about the necessary equipment, what it is and how to properly use it. You will know and practise how to tie knots for climbing, how to belay, how to read the topography and find your route.

Then you’ll learn how to do top roping, how to lead climb and the proper technique of abseiling.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a 3-day rock climbing course in the scenic Croatian mountainside designed specifically for beginners.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Climbing shoes

- Belay and rappel devices

Price details

Price includes: Guiding fee and rental of personal technical equipment (hiking poles, a climbing belt, a helmet, etc.) The price does not include: Transport during the trip and from your hotel to the meeting place and back to your hotel, and it must be paid in cash upon arrival (10 – 60 EUR per person). The half-board accommodation in an apartment or hotel for guides and clients is not included in the price.


Day 1 to 2: Beginners rock climbing course

Content of the course: use of equipment, learn how to tie the knots used in climbing, how to belay, how to read topos or find your route, how to do top roping, how to lead-climb and abseiling.

Day 3: Climbing short sports directions

Paklenica has a big amount of short sports directions, with various lengths and difficulties. We will choose one that is suitable for your experience and knowledge.


About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I am the founder of the Gotrek Hiking Company, an outdoor adventure company that offers qualified and professional mountain guiding to domestic and foreign guests and tourists in Slovenia, Italy, Croatia and all over Europe. All climbing, training, trekking, hiking and snowshoeing tours are guided by CMGA certified (Croatian Mountain Guide Association) and UIMLA guide.

I live in Slovenia, a country where mountaineering is a way of life. My team of UIMLA and CMGA guides and instructors works and lives in Slovenia or Croatia. If I am not available to guide you, one of the experienced guides in my team will be your guide.

We organize mountain experiences in all seasons in the European Alps, the Dolomites, Carnic Alps the Slovenian Julian Alps, Triglav National Park, Kamnik - Savinja Alps and the territory of Croatia, Velebit, NP Paklenica, and the islands in the Adriatic sea.


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What people are saying about this trip



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

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