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Demir Kapija Mostly sport climbing

152 routes in crag
  • Grades: FR
  • Approach time: from 1 to 30 min.
  • Photos: 30
  • Ascents: 127

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Summary

Demir Kapija one of the best places in Macedonia for climbing, mountaineering, trekking, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Description

Now there are 12 sectors for sport climbing, more than 120 routes have varying category of difficulty from 4 to 8c, and about 20 bolting multipitchs, and infinite potential for old and new TRAD routes.

Access issues

The rocks are located near the roads and infrastructures, that gives fast access to the climbing sectors; most of it are suitable for the beginners and groups with children. Most of the rocks are limestone but an hour away there are also sandstone and granite rocks for climbing, mountaineering and bouldering. Location of walls allows you to find a place for climbing at any time of the year. In the summertime everyone tries to hide in the shadow. In winter people can get joy from climbing in the sun light areas where rocks give their warmth.

Approach

Nearest sector only 10 minutes walk from the center of Demir Kapija. Most of sectors reached from the parking place between the tunnels - (5 minutes by car) Demir Kapija’s community locates in the southern part of Macedonia on the highway Skopje – Athens. The distance from Skopje is 117 km, which takes about an hour by car or two hours by train ‘Skopje – Gevgelija’. Distance to the border with Greece is about 80 km. The nearest international airports are: in Skopje (Alexander the Great Airport), in Ohrid (Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport, 195 Km), in Thessaloniki (International Airport “Macedonia”, 121 Km). From one point to another you can get by bus or by taxi. Also you can order a transfer from an airport.

History

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Although the first rout in canyon Demir Kapija was climbed (by our information) in 1974, and rocks have attracted sportsman for a long time, the most actively this area has been developing just in the last five years. The count of routes and sectors have grown so fast and now, for climbers, tourists and backpackers, there are hostel and place for camping "Rock land Camp".

Areas

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Name
Style
Climbs
Ticks
Height
Grades
Sahara Sector
19
31
44m
14
18
Kin-Dza-Dza Sector
10
11
68m
9
0
32m
2burg Sector
5
6
19m
VDD Sector
16
16
14m
Koloseum Sector
4
3
34m
Erotica Sector
6
10
16m
Arena Sector
8
0
25m
-
0
0
South (Юг) Sector
29
2
200m
Vardar Wall Sector
1
1
150m

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