Macedonia climbing guide

Macedonia climbing guide

Macedonia is a country with big opportunities. A land of beautiful mountains, forests, lakes and rivers, located in the hart of The Balkans. Beside its gorgeuos natural beauties and fantastic limestone crags, you will find a special blend of history and culture.

This is a place where you will find various climbing localities placed in each side of the country. Somewhere you will climb above the mountain, somewhere in canyons and somewhere on the Lake coast, but after all you will go home happy and satisfied because you have climbed on very well bolted and marked sport climbing routes, with easy to come trails.

Climbing Informations

Sport climbing is present in Macedonia since the 1980’s. The first sport route in Macedonia was bolted at Matka in 1990, named Jumbo Jet (7a). Now there are about 300 sport climbers and a significant number of routes, you could read about in this edition.The first competition where Macedonian climbers competed was in Split, Croatia in 1986.

Besides the sport climbing, bouldering is another part of this sport that has an enormous potential for the future. Around Prilep there is an area of around 7000 square meters, packed with granite boulders.

On this pages are described all climbing areas in Macedonia, no meter of the number of routes.  We will only make further remark that all this climbing areas have big opportunity for expansion and that new sport climbing routes are opening every year.