Bosnia and Herzegovina: The last European climbing secret?
Over the last five years, there was a real climbing boom in Bosnia and Herzegovina! About 60 % of routes in Bosnia aren’t older than 5 years, polished routes completely unheard of! Some of the areas are easily world class in scenery and rock quality, comfortably bolted on fresh southern limestone. In addition, there are many smaller local crags with a real living room feel and plenty of walls with potential for hard movers. The postwar climbing community is ever growing. An increasing number of climbing festivals and international climbing visitors showcase the great potential of this fresh new European climbing destination!
This first modern and up to date Rock climbing guidebook covers all sport climbing and bouldering crags of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is equally laid out as a Climbing resource but also as the first document of the postwar achievements of Climbers of BiH, aimed at local and international climbers.
In addition to the rocky landscapes, this small mountainous country in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula is in a fascinating crossroad spot where different cultures and influences of North, South, East and West crossed paths. It’s still one of the last un-mainstreamed travel destinations that will captivate your climbing spirit and your traveling soul with its hospitable locals, pristine nature and untouched landscapes.
This book is your golden ticket that answers all your trip planning questions as well as helps you to make the most out of your trip when you’re there. Therefore, the climbing guidebook core of the book is complemented by a 50+ pages country info section as well as concrete information on where to stay and eat, rest-day activities, hands-on insider-tips, intuitive overview sheets and maps for each crag and a five-page local phrases section.
• 480 pages, English and Serbo-Croatian (Latinica)
• 4 regions, 32 climbing crags, 2 bouldering areas
• Full foto topos and individually crafted maps for each area including points of interest
• Comprehensive travel and country info section
• Extensive climbing culture section: history, gyms, events, 8 interviews with local developers
• Local phrases section