Access: State of emergency (lockdown) - from March 1st till May 11th (?) (extended)

  1. Ban on movement between districts.

  2. Maximum 2 persons in public places (or more if they are members of one household).

  3. Indoor climbing gyms are closed.

  4. Restrictions on the entry of foreigners.

Source: Ministry of the interior of the Czech republic - Coronavirus Information of Mol

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Created 6 weeks ago - Edited 12 days ago




Valley with numerous small and mid-sized sandstone towers and blocks


The village of Ostrov sits at a (car-)dead-end road right at the border to Germany. Passage to the popular Bielatal by foot or bike is a breeze, but the cliffs around the village already offer hundreds of climbs. As in adjacent Czech areas, grades can be a bit of a surprise: they may correspond to Saxon system, but in other cases underrate climbs by up to three or four letter grades. This is not the area for number chasing. The village also offers several bars, a lake for swimming and the occasional visit of ambitious high-line slackliners.

Access issues

Get the local climbing guidebook from HUDY Hřensko or Refugio Tisá.


From German side by foot or bike, from south via Tisa. No public transport.

Parking near "Camp pod Císařem" Or in the new Camp

Where to stay

There is a rustic campground and a 4-star-hotel in the village.

Ethic inherited from Labské pískovce

Check particular areas for more detailed rules and nature protecton restrictions. General czech sandstone rules apply in all areas:

  1. Climbing is only allowed on dry rock.

  2. No changing of the rock surface.

  3. No hardware protection (friends, rocks, pitons). The gaps between the ring/bolts may only be filled with slings. UFOs (textile friends) are allowed.

  4. No Toprope if it may damage rock or fixed protection (=in theory allowed if there is a maillon or if you use own quickdraw as anchor point AND there is no rope friction with rock)

  5. First ascents shall be consulted upfront with the area administrator. Contacts available at

  6. Further local rules apply depending on the level of protection. See the particular area details.



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