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Jura

  • Grade context: POL
  • Photos: 7
  • Ascents: 1,984
  • Aka: Brama Krakowska

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Summary

Area located between Kraków and Częstochowa, on a distance of about 140 km. The biggest and most popular climbing area in Poland. Mostly sport climbing, over 10000 climbs.

Description

Limestone crags of Jura are well protected, mainly with inox bolts. The most popular crags are: Rzędkowice, Podlesice, Podzamcze and valleys (called "Dolinki") located near Kraków. World's third 8b was climbed by Piotr Korczak in Mamutowa Cave in 1986. This famous route was first repeated after many years.

Approach

Fly to Kraków or Katowice, then by car or train. Most crags are generally easily accessible, 5-15 min from parking lot. Lots of regions are safe for children (flat grassy terrain).

Where to stay

Lot of cheap rooms to rent (look for "agroturystyka").

Ethic

Standard.

History

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Climbing around Kraków (in "Dolinki") began around 1907. North part of Jura was discovered for climbing after World War II.

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