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Rock climbing in the High Tatras

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Come rock climbing in the High Tatras and choose between hundreds of walls. Local IFMGA-certified guide Jan will take you to the best spots!



+1 Day

Jun - Aug




* Discover a rock climbing paradise.

* Choose the perfect route for you.

* Explore the wonderful High Tatras.


The High Tatras, on the border between Slovakia and Poland, are a true rock climber’s paradise. There are hundreds of routes to choose from and the rock quality is among the best in the world!

Come rock climbing in the High Tatras and discover these mountains for yourself!

These are some of the adventures you can choose from:

  • Western Lomničák: a monumental wall with fantastic routes opened by some of the most famous Tatra legends (Puškáš, Stanislawski and others). And, of course, the famous Hockey Stick. And in the restaurant on the top, cool Pilsen Beer or coffee. The gondola may also save us from a tedious start.

  • Volia Tower: a very popular route and one of the first ascents to get a taste of the Tatras. In good weather and if you are physically fit, we can climb two routes in one day. Or we can combine it with the famous Zabi kon climb.

  • Ošarpance: A quite hidden and inconspicuous peak in the Zlomiska. Its southern wall, however, provides great climbing in slabs. Fixed abseil stations will allow us to climb two routes in one day. And if the weather is good and your fitness level is up to par, we would also climb a little ridge to the top of the Great Ošarpance.

  • Little Ice Peak: This beautiful peak in the Little Cold Valley is beautiful and not too demanding. From the ridge, you can descend back to the touristic-marked path, but it is much nicer to continue and follow the ridge to the top. And if you have enough stamina, we can continue to the top of the Ice peak.

So join me and enjoy rock climbing in the High Tatras can offer you. I’m a local guide and will take you to all the best spots!

In Slovakia, I also lead this program to Gerlach Peak. Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

  • I can lend you the climbing equipment if you don't have it.

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Equipment you will need to bring

Quality clothing (waterproof jacket, thermal underwear, gloves, etc.), hiking boots, sunscreen, thermos, headlamp, camera.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Grandhotel Praha Tatranska Lomnica Slovakia
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Hotel Lomnica Tatranska Lomnica Slovakia
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Hotel SOREA TITRIS TATRY Tatranska Lomnica Slovakia
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I've been skiing and climbing since my early childhood. I graduated in 2005 from the Univerzity of Hradec Kralove with a Master degree at the Faculty of Education. Since then I worked as a history and PE teacher. I was also running an Outdoor sport's club at that time, spending plenty of time climbing, skiing etc. with my students.

In 2009, I became a full time skiing and climbing instructor.

2009 – APUL C ski instructor
2010 – APUL B ski instructor
2011 – APUL telemark and snowboard
2012 – ISIA Mark (International ski instructors association)
– MSMT climbing instructor and Mountain leader
2013 – entered the UIAGM mountain guide education
2014 – passed the UIAGM Aspirant exam.
2015 - Succeeded the UIAGM / IFMGA final exam

Spending your holiday with you would be my pleasure. Whether in winter on a ski tour (in Czech Republic or Austria) or in summer among the spectacular sandstone towers.

It will be, with no doubt, a very pleasant experience for all of us. I'm an easygoing, friendly and reliable person with a good sense for responsibility.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me !


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What people are saying about Jan



I had a great time and the guide really made me feel like we were friends on a day of climbing. Would do again! Thank you.



This review is not for Jan Novotny, but for Juras Sefl. Unfortunately communication with Explore share was very haphazard, and I got the feeling if I hadn’t established contact a few aus prior to our climbing date, it wouldnt have happened. No contact from jan Novotny who was indisposed and got his friend Juras to fill in last minute. Juras Sefl was excellent, reliable and took excellent care of my first time climbing teenagers who felt safe in his hands and trusted him. I wasn’t so impressed with the head organisation, as I say, communication and organisation was not optimal and I wasn’t sure what kind of service we would get. No communication with the guide. Anyhow, the overall climbing experience with Juras was excellent.



Jan was knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area, the route and pace were goid for me, he helped me with my attempt to learn Czech, the weather and snow were mostly good, altogether a very enjoyable day.



Guide: Jan Hais! What a great ski tour our threesome had in the Giant Mountains in the spring of 2022, with our guide Jan Hais. The weather was great, as was the culture of alpine huts and mountain lore in the land of the giant, Krkonoše. But the trip was really pulled together in such a successful way by the skill of our guide. He was an expert at understanding our needs. We were strong and experienced in some ways, yet less so in others, particularly in the use of alpine touring gear. Jan expertly knew when to give us room to roam, yet to jump into help when we needed it. Excellent! We did seem to fall through the cracks a little in pre-trip communications—not our guide’s fault. However, Jan listened empathetically to our concerns and his professionalism reassured us. Thank you, Jan Hais. Thanks, too, to the team at Explore-Share for reaching out to us over our pre-trip hiccups.



it was great! Jiri is a fantastic guide and man, we all enjoyed being with him a lot!!!

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