Anyone in Croatia? Heading to Paklenica and Hvar!

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OlympicMtnBoy

climber
Seattle
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 9, 2015 - 09:43pm PT
Hey Supertopoans!
My wife and I are heading out on our honeymoon in a couple weeks and we were planning to do a little bit of climbing when we are in Croatia. Is anyone in that area and interested in getting together for a beer or to join us climbing?
We'll be flying in to Zadar on August 30th and maybe renting a car. We'd like to spend a couple days around Paklenica and then heading south to Split and Hvar for a few more days before we head home from Dubrovnik.
I climb a bit harder than my wife so it might be fun to have a third along if anyone is interested in hanging out with some fun Americans. Or maybe someone willing to loan/rent a rope and draws for a few days even to spare us having to lug that gear on the first half of our trip (bike touring in Belgium).
Anyways, everyone I talk to says Croatia is really beautiful so we are super excited to visit!
Cheers,
Stewart
Hoser

climber
Vancouver,Rome
Aug 9, 2015 - 10:32pm PT
Have fun-we have been getting crushed with heat this summer here. I hope the temps come down for you. Good time to go, all the Italians should be home by then. Im sure you wont have too hard of a time finding other folks to climb with.

BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 10, 2015 - 07:18am PT
I wish! We were just there in May, climbed in Split, Omis, and Paklenica, it was ecxellent. Omis isnt to be missed either. You will be stoked. Eat at the little stone pace outside the park, the food was awesome.

You will be stoked, we had a blast, the food, the wine, the poeple, the culture, it was all top notch. We never went as far south as Dubrovnik though. Eat at Zinfandel in Split if you can, great food and they were real nice and knowledgeable of their wine. Fifa in split had great food as well. Hard to lose, it was all great. Gear shop in spilt is your best bet for anything you need, we liked it better than the one in Paklenica. Picked up the books for croatia and Paklenica for fairly cheap.

We were climbing in Paklenica and could order a beer while belaying if you were in the right route.
OlympicMtnBoy

climber
Seattle
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2015 - 02:54pm PT
Thanks for the thoughts! Hopefully things will cool down a bit in the next few weeks and maybe some of the tourist rush will be dieing down in September.

It sounds like renting a car might be the easiest thing to do based on other posts?

I'm still looking for partners or a rope and draws to borrow or rent to avoid having to lug extra gear around for the rest of our trip if you know anyone around there.

Thanks,
Stewart
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Aug 11, 2015 - 02:58pm PT
Was there with my wife last summer. Skipped Hvar for Korcula - same ferry from Split. You'll love it, great Roman ruins, friendly folks and amazing scenery...think Game of Thrones. The roads and toll super highways are fantastic.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 11, 2015 - 04:31pm PT
They have rental gear at Paklenica. A car is definitely the way to go, it was super cheap and opened up our options like crazy. 12 days was like, 240US for a Fiesta shitbox.
7SacredPools

Trad climber
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Aug 16, 2015 - 07:54pm PT
Croatia is starting to look pretty good and I am looking forward to our stay in Starigrad come Sept.
We will only be there from the 12th until the 20th, but if anyone is around it would be fun to meet up and climb or hoist a few.
Any tips regarding routes (sport or trad), gear, and rest day options would be greatly appreciated.
Rock On! Garry
berghold

Trad climber
Calistoga, CA
Aug 17, 2015 - 08:35am PT
Credit: berghold

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Honeymoon 2008
Honeymoon 2008
Credit: berghold
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Jan 21, 2016 - 12:47pm PT
How was it, 7SP?

I am planing a trip to Starigard in September.

Moose
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 21, 2016 - 12:53pm PT
'Starigrad'? They couldn't come up with a better name? ;-)
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Jan 21, 2016 - 12:57pm PT
^^^^ Like, Novigrad?

LOL

Moose
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 13, 2018 - 09:32pm PT
hey there say... was just trying to find a thread on CROATIA...

just wanted to wish folks, prayers and good wishes, after reading this
in the news:

thankful, no one seemed to be hurt...
but-- rebuilding, is awful hard, for anyone...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/landslide-central-croatia-destroys-houses-amid-floods-152448372.html


https://www.yahoo.com/news/landslide-central-croatia-destroys-houses-amid-floods-152448372.html


“Fortunately, there appear to have been no human casualties or serious injuries,” Plenkovic said. He promised government aid to the people who lost their homes in the landslide.
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