Črni Kal

  • Grades: FR
  • Approach time: 10 minutes
  • Ascents: 262


The whole climbing area faces towards south-west., lots of easier/beginner lines.


Slovenia’s second largest climbing area is situated just a few kilometers from the coast and very near to two other superb climbing areas: Osp and Mišja peč. It has 275 modernly equipped routes that are stretched along a wide crag (500 meters). The routes will be fun both for beginners and experienced climbers and the difficulty range is very diverse, which makes the crag very popular. The place is sunny, family-friendly, has a Mediterranean 'smell' and gorgeous views on the Trieste Gulf and Koper outskirts. Due to the sunny position near the coast it is possible to climb in all seasons.


You can get to the climbing area in two ways:

  1. Leave the motorway 'Ljubljana - Koper' on exit Kastelec and follow the signposts towards Podgorje. At the first crossroad go straight, at the second one go left and then after about 1.5 km turn right towards Črnotiče. Turn right after 700 meters (at a small electric power transformer) and continue on a dirt road for about 1 km (parking lot A).

  2. Leave the motorway 'Ljubljana - Koper' on exit Črni Kal. At the second (bigger) crossroad turn left uphill towards Kozina and Črni Kal. After the second sharp curve (before a bus stop) turn sharply to the right into the village of Črni Kal. Go around a church tower on a narrow road, then keep right (a wooden signpost) and an asphalt road will take you to the parking lot B shortly.

Access: From the parking lot A follow the descending dirt road for about 200 meters; at a large rock turn left on a well traced path that brings you to the sector 'Turški stolp'. Access from parking lot B is more convenient for sectors G and H (Sidarta, Peskovnik, Viagra). Follow a dirt road from the parking lot for around 100 meters and you will notice a well traced path on the left. There are 5 more minutes to the crag.

Where to stay

Camping at Osp village.


No chipping, park your cars so that you do not hinder local traffic!


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