Access: Temporary closure due to bird nesting

Several rocks are closed due to bird nesting, mainly falcon and black stork. Namely: Rozhledna, Venušin pahorek, Běliningrad, Věž Zdenky, Obr, Sfinga, Hrobka, Zalesněná věž. Expected until mid June. Thank you for respecting the closure.

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Created 6 weeks ago



Access issues inherited from Ostrov

Get the local climbing guidebook from Refugio Tisá, HUDY Hřensko possibly also from the local camp. Two options available:

Průvodce Ostrov: standard czech text guide, 2021, ~19€, uses traditional Ostrov grading system

Geoquest Kletterführer Ostrov: TOPO guide in German and English, 2020, ~40€, uses saxon grading system in line with Bielatal

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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Set by Emanuel Strubich & um 1919, 1919

Set by Josef Kozlík, V.Skokan & T.Svatý, 1973

Set by Jaroslav Houser & R.Torn, 1968

Set by Karel Bělina, 1969

Set by Karel Bělina & F.Žid, 1981

Set by Karel Bělina, B.Skotnicová, Z.Hubka & I.Hón, 1970

Set by Karel Bělina & Manfred Vogel, 1982

Set by Petr Slanina & Jiří Slavík, 1991

Set by Jan Havel & Václav Šatava, 1998

Set by Tomáš Sobotka & F.Martínek, 2008

Set by Karel Bělina, J.Hofman & L.Perk, 1974

Set by Jiří Janiš & Karel Bělina, 1971

Set by Jindřich Vlček & K.Bělina, 1983

Set by Stanislav Lukavský, Karel Bělina & J.Voborník, 1990


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