Rock-Climbing in Omis, Croatia
Climb a 300-meter wall above a Mediterranean fjord and wave hello to Diocletian
Want a break of the Alpine ass-freezing but still want to climb big? The solution: rocks, baby! More precisely: rocks in a cool Balkan-style Mediterranean town!
Although Croatia has impressive mountains and a beautiful coastline, it is not as popular and touristic as Italy, for example. Dalmatia, the Southern part of Croatia, is exceptionally charming with its small towns of ancient Roman origin and its compelling natural beauty. Omis, just 30 km from Split, offers a wide range of fun activities. It goes without saying, for us rock-climbing is on the top of the list.
In Omis you’ll find yourself surrounded with a wide variety of walls up to 300 meters and routes from level 4a till 7c, all of excellent limestone. If you are already skilled, have your stuff and are bored of climbing coaches, we offer you unguided tours (click here for the details).
For those of you who prefer an experienced guide at your hand, you can pick our guided package. Don’t worry if you wanna bring your spouse but they are afraid of climbing (1: we can still try and make them love it – it wouldn’t be unprecedented; 2: they’ll find a lot of other activities in the town, from rafting on river Cetina to surfing in the Adriatic sea. Come and explore the rocks of Dalmatia before the summer madness kicks in.
Further InfoThis is the perfect intro to rock-climbing in an amazing environment. The walls are of excellent quality limestone which doesn't break and sticks like glue. :-) If the date is not good for you, let us know - we're the most flexible team on Earth, as you already know it.Extra nights can be added for ₤65. If you want to climb without a guide, here's our offer for you.
Is this trip for you?
You meet your guide in Omis Thursday afternoon. After a short group orientation, you head out to the rocks of Omis. If you are a beginner, you will get some theoretical guides about the equipment along with some climbing tips. Based on your level, your guide will find you some cool intro routes so you get acquainted with these excellent limestone walls. In the evening, you can chill on the beach.
You will move on to another rock-climbing spot within Omis. You may even try lead climbing or advance to a more difficult toproping route. Have a Pan in the evening!
Depending on what the group feels like, you can either stay on the rocks of Omis or try the 60-meter high walls of neighbouring Brela. If you want to have a full experience, turn around when you reached the top and get a stunning view of the Adriatic. Swimming in the sea is, of course, a must.
Start the day like the locals: take your pals and eat a delicious burek. Then get your climbing shoes and have a final taste of the Dalmatian rocks. You can climb in Omis or even try Baska Voda’s walls. In the afternoon you say goodbye to your guide and your pals, returning to Split. If you are staying for the night, walk around in Split. Diocletians’s Palace, Temple of Jupiter, Porta Orientalis or the old town will leave you mesmerised.
Equipment and Info
Omis is located in the Southern part of Croatia, in the region called Dalmatia. The town, just 30 km from the city of Split, which has an international airport, is lying at the mouth of river Cetina. Rock-climbing spots are partly in the city or can be reached in a light 20-minute walk. The walls are 10 to 300 meters high, of great quality limestone.
These trips are designed for small groups, so everyone can find routes according to one’s physical ability. Everyone leading a sporty lifestyle (ie: exercising 3 times a week for at least an hour, working up a sweat) can manage and enjoy the rocks.
The early and late summer months (May, June, September) have warm temperatures and little rain – just perfect for climbing. The average max temperature may reach some 25°C so bring sunglasses and suncream. If it happened to rain, the sea breeze dries the rocks in a couple of hours and you can get back on the rocks again.
The price of the guided trip includes equipment hire, so you need not worry about technical gear. Of course, you may bring your own gear if you prefer, but regrettably, we can’t discount the price of the trip should you bring your own stuff.
During your trip you will stay in a nice guesthouse in Omis. Comfy 2-4 beded rooms, with shower, toilet and kitchen.
Omis is a nice little touristic town, with tons of good taverns and restaurants. It is worth trying the local fish offer (there’s even a fish market you can check out for the real flavour) but some of our colleagues are returning guests of a cool burek joint. Food stores are open all week.
Those of you arriving to Split International Airport will have a transfer to Omis. You will meet up your guide at your guesthouse Thursday afternoon.
Get some practical advice on food so you maximize your climbing performance – here.
Omis is located 30 kms from Split International Airport. There are several low cost airlines flying to Split. From the airport you will have a transfer to Omis.