The small area is formed by a single crag about 20 meters wide and abour 27 meters height. And curiously enough, almost completely overhanging. There is a very high quality rock in the central part of the wall. In the upper parts, it's breakable a bit. Especially for lighter journeys, you won't regret to take a few nuts and friends. Pitons have been replaced with bolts recently and the wall can be considered as mostly sports terrain. Apart from the wall, there is a small bouldering area with a few rocks in a hillside on the left side.

Access issues inherited from Czechia

Nature protection

Check current restrictions before you visit crag and be respectful to the nature. Most crags are located in nature protected areas, climbing there is subject to the consent of nature protection authorities and compliance with the conditions set by them.

Where to check:

  1. Český horolezecký svaz - Czech Mountaineering Association: Ochrana přírody - Nature protection (czech)

  2. Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR - Nature and Landscape Protection Agency of the Czech Republic: vyhledávač - search engine (czech)

  3. Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR - Nature and Landscape Protection Agency of the Czech Republic: mapa - map (czech)

  4. Skalní oblasti ČR: Moisture conditions map, climbing restrictions map (czech)

or you can directly ask Czech Mountaineering Association on email info@horosvaz.cz


You can reach the area by car or by public transport. Most of maps knows a term "Mrtnická skála" or you can use "Chaloupky 162, Chaloupky" which is the last house just before the crag. The wall is just next to a road and you'll see it as soon as you get closer to the curve at the begin of forest. If you go by car, please don't park at a "turnable". You can park on the road in front of the wall. I'd recommend to continue at the embankment of "Zasklaska přehrada" (Zaskalska dam) where you can leave a car (and a family) and walk back about 200 m.

Ethic inherited from Czechia

Rules, principles and standards

Rock climbing in the Czech Republic is regulated by the rules, principles and set of standards for individual areas and crags. Please respect local traditions and rules.

Accept and make yourself familiar with:

  • principles of sport climbing (climb with the help of your own strength only, don't use artificial aids, etc.)
  • principles of first ascents and installing fixed protection
  • competence of regional climbing commissions of Czech Mountaineering Association (list)
  • prohibition of creating and chopping holds
  • which type of traditional climbing gear is allowed and don't damaging rock (nuts, ufos vs. friends, wires, hexes and cams)
  • possibilities of using chalk (strictly prohibited vs. tolerated)
  • restrictions resulting from weather conditions (prohibition of climbing on wet rock (eventually days after rain) or during winter)


  1. Rules of climbing in sandstone rock areas in Bohemia (czech)

  2. Rules of climbing in rock areas of the Czech republic (czech)

  3. Rules of climbing in Jizerské hory area (czech)


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