The climbing area in Bodešče was formed on a vertical wall below the village of 'Na Skali', which Sava river has been carving thousands of years. Climbers can try out its peculiar work 'first hand'. Climbing across smooth and 'rare' handholds which are mostly turned downwards is extremely difficult, thus everyone who rely only on their strength will be disappointed here. The spacious foothill of the climbing area is appropriate for families with small children and the nearby river offers bathing in summer and an ideal resting place.
How to get there:
If we are coming from Ljubljana, the quickest way to drive to the climbing area is to leave the motorway 'Ljubljana – Jesenice' on exit Radovljica, then drive parallel on the old road to the edge of Radovljica town and follow the signposts for Kropa on the crossroad. We turn right just behind a bridge over Sava river. The asphalt ends shortly and we continue on a dirt road along the river. After about one kilometer turn right over a bridge from where the crag is already visible.
If you are coming from Bled, then it is most convenient to turn towards Ribno by a Petrol gas station in Bled; continue past Koritno village and left towards Bodešče. Drive through the village and the road gradually takes us to the bank of Sava Bohinjka river and a little bit further on below an impressive wall. We park by the road below the wall.
We park practically below the wall, access is negligible.
Best time for climbing:
It is most beautiful in spring or autumn. During the summer it might be too hot due to the sunny location.
Orientation of the wall:
The crag faces south, but some routes in the left section of the wall are orientated towards southwest.
Protection against mosquitos is highly recommended due to the nearby water!
The routes in Bodešče are very specific. Smooth rock and mostly downwards turned handholds in a monolith rock will seem like a nightmare at first, but once we get the hold of them, climbing becomes really enjoyable. The grades are significantly underestimated and have very local characteristics. Vertical plates with rare handholds predominate; some routes with overhangs can be found as well. The wall dries up quickly after rain, but can be dusty.