The free climbing association "Hyperactive" from Pazin, together with the Tourist office Pazin, has equipped two smaller, but very attractive climbing places with about 10 directions of a good quality each. They are on a way to Pazin, just before you enter the town from the direction of Rijeka. The approach is possible by car, there is also a kind of natural temporary shelter under the rock and you can bathe in the summer. There are fresh water springs there. The distance between "Zarečki krov" and the town is about 2 km (10 min), and it takes about the same time to get to "Lido", another climbing place you can reach by going downstream.
Climbing spots (climbing association Hiperaktiv)
>> from Rijeka or Trieste:
Leave the motorway on "Pazin - istok"(east) exit and drive towards the town. There are two right turnings on a straight, flat part of the road after passing under the railway bridge. Both of them lead to "Zarečki krov" waterfall and climbing place.
>> from Poreč:
Go through the centre of Pazin following the directions for the tunnel of "Učka" till you exit the town. After the "Kras" bridge (Most krasa), there is a downward slope and then the flat, straight part with two left turnings aside. Both of themlead to "Zarečki krov".
>> from Pula:
Go round Pazin by the new detour (towards Rijeka) and leave it on the next exit ("Pazin - istok").
Drive towards the town. There are two right turnings on a straight, flat part of the road after passing under the railway bridge. Both of them lead to "Zarečki krov" waterfall and climbing place.
>> from Pula and Poreč:
Pass through the centre of Pazin and follow the directions for Rijeka and the tunnel of "Učka". About 150 m after the petrol station, turn left for Grdoselo. After you pass the bridge "Dušani", stop on the uphill slope right above the canyon of Pazinčica. There are stairs on the left that lead to the bottom of the climbing place.
>> from the tunnel of Učka:
Exit the motorway on "Pazin - istok (east)" exit and drive towards the town. After the
turning for the railway station turn left for Grdoselo. After you pass the bridge "Dušani", stop on the uphill slope right above the canyon of Pazinčica. There are stairs on the left that lead to the bottom of the climbing place.
The characteristics of the climbing area:
grey limestone, slabs, height 7-15 m,
4 directions plus 7-8 new ones (level 6b) to be prepared within a month.
1. Lido 6a
2. Top secret 6c+/7a
3. Hiper activ 7a+ !?!
4. Brain for dinner 7a
Istrian rocks, full of various obstacles, are demanding both for top athletes and beginners. Apart from the beautiful intact nature more and more prized by free climbers, the rocks mostly face the south, enabling climbers to wear short sleeves even in colder weather. Istria offers many attractive climbing sites such as Zlatni rt near Rovinj, Lim Bay, Dvigrad, Istarske Toplice, Raspadalica above Buzet, Vranjska draga near the Učka tunnel, Vintijan near Pula and certainly - some amazing sites around Pazin!