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Summary

Often caled "Dolinki podkrakowskie" (Sub-Kraków Valleys). Listing all the classic crags would take ages - each valleys has it's own gem.

Description

Guidebooks

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

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 It covers the whole Jura but some information is already outdated compared to the guidebooks.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. Zimny Dół is the classic place to go to. There are no guidebooks available for bouldering, only information online.

Approach

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

Brandysówka (http://dolinabedkowska.pl/en/) is right in the middle of one of the valleys offering camping as well as rooms. There are also lots of cheap rooms to rent all around (look for "agroturystyka"). You can also stay at Krakow as all the rocks are a short drive from there.

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.

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