Central part of Jura. Podzamcze is by far the most famous area here, offering plenty of hard climbing as well as casual climbs from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Ogrodzieniec castle



Having a guidebook is essential since almost all of the routes don't have their name written on the rock. Jura Środkowa has it's own guidebook available here . The guidebook can be physically bought in few shops, list here.

The popular Podzamcze crag has an online guidebook available, which is specialized just for this area.

There is a very good free online database with topos on Portal Gorski. It covers the whole Jura but some information is already outdated compared to the guidebooks.

Equipment needed

For majority of the routes, a 50m rope will be sufficient, but it's better to bring a 60m rop so that you can climb almost everything. Bring 15 quickdraws.

Route character

Majority is single pitch sport climbing, although there are few routes separated in two pitches. Routes are very well bolted and feel safe. You'll find one or two trad routes at almost every crag.

Bouldering exists in Jura as well, although it's nowhere near the popularity of sport climbing. There are no guidebooks available for bouldering, only information online.

Access issues inherited from Poland

🦅Check in with the "Ptaki w skałach" spreadsheet for routes with nesting birds. Search for a new spreadsheet if the one linked is from an earlier year.


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

Centrum Turystyki Aktywnej "Żelazko" ( is in the very middle of the area. There are also lots of cheap rooms to rent all around (look for "agroturystyka").

Ethic inherited from Jura

Standard. Many rocks are on private areas near civilization - please respect the locals, don't play music and make loud noise.

Dry-tooling is strictly prohibited with the exception of the following sectors: - The quarry in Zakrzówek (Kraków) - only selected sectors! - The quarry in Zimny Dół (Jura Południowa, Dolina Sanki) - Dry Igły (Jura Południowa, Rusocice) - Jaskinia Jasna in Strzegowa (Jura Środkowa) - only selected roads inside the cave! - Rudy Kamień Quarry (Jura Północna) - Złota Góra (Jura Północna)


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