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Details about area Brasov

Highlights: Located in the centre of Romania, Brasov's natural beauty, great landscape and Germanic influenced architecture make it one of the most enchanting towns of Romania.

Climbing: There are two well-known climbing crags in Brasov: Tampa and Pietrele lui Solomon. Tampa Mountain dominates the town of Brasov with its impressive heights. The peak is located nearby the old town of Brasov and is reachable either by cable car or a 45 minute hike up one of the many marked trails. The rock is solid limestone, with a large variety of holds, from one finger pockets to large cracks. The limestone in the slabby area has blue-grayish colour and the grip is excellent. Pietrele lui Solomon area, located at the outskirts of Brasov town, is one of the preferred places for those who are in search of a pleasant place to spend their weekend. In summer time you can climb in the shade and early in the spring or late in the autumn you can find sunny climbs. There is a small river flowing through the Pietrele lui Solomon area and lots of springs that make it an ideal camping area. You can reach to Pietrele lui Solomon in no more than 45 minutes of walking from the centre of Brasov, or 15 minutes by car. The rock is a good quality limestone, the climbing featuring mostly vertical or overhanging faces. If you don't have a climbing partner, you can boulder at Traverseu sector.

Getting here: There are daily trains from any of the major cities of Romania to the town of Brasov. Driving to Brasov is a viable option due to city position in the centre of Romania and the fact that the road network improves day by day. Nevertheless, if you are driving from the Southern part of Romania you may expect traffic jams along the Prahova Valley especially during week-ends.

Accommodation: You can find various types of accommodation in Brasov such as guest houses, hotels or hostels. You'll find most of the accommodation places located in the old town centre. The price for a double room at a guest house is about 100 lei (EUR 25). For those who wish to camp or use a bungalow, the Dirste camping is located on the Southern outskirts of Brasov.

Where to eat: Certainly, the diversity and authenticity of the gastronomic experience of this area will be unforgettable, especially for those who visit Brasov for the first time. Here are some of the local specialities: sarmalute (meat and rice rolled in boiled cabbage), mici (grilled rolled meat), tochitura (stew from internal organs), ciorba de burta (tripe soup) or papanasi (cheese doughnuts with cream and jam). The best restaurants can be found in the old town centre. Some well known ones are: Casa Hirscher, Butoiul Sasului, Sergiana, Bella Musica or Ceasu' Rau but there are many others for you to choose. Vatra Ardealului patisserie is renowned for the most delicious cakes and sweets.

What to see: Brasov and its surroundings are an ideal place to learn more about the local traditions of the inhabitants. You can't miss the visit of the old Schei residential area, where you can still admire the old medieval houses that guard the narrow and zigzagging small roads of this old settlement. The most panoramic view of the town is from the top of the Tampa Mountain. You can reach the top by cable car, or by walking on the one of the many forest trails. Located 30km South of Brasov is Bran Castle, one of the most famous medieval castles of Romania, and also a popular tourist attraction for those wishing to glimpse Dracula's Castle. You can admire here the traditions and the popular customs preserved unaltered throughout the centuries. If you feel in the mood to have a day-trip farther in the South of Brasov, don't miss the Sapte Scari canyon in the Piatra Mare Mountains or the strangely wind and water shaped rocks Babele and The Sphinx in the Bucegi Mountains. Those passionate about history must not miss the visit of Peles Castle in Sinaia.

Where to buy gear: The most known climbing gear stores in Brasov are Himalaya and Explorer on Republicii Street and Sport Virus on George Baritiu Street. You can reach all of them from the old town centre, Piata Sfatului in no more than 5 minutes walking.

Climate: The ideal season for climbing in Brasov and its surroundings is from May until September. Most of the crags have Southern or South-Western exposure with ideal condition for climbing. Early in spring you may find water infiltrations on some of the routes. The average summer temperature is between 22 and 27 degrees Celsius. The rainiest month is June. During winter time, because of the alpine climate specific to the mountain areas,climbing in open air is only possible in a few crags and only if the weather conditions are favourable: dry weather, sun and no wind. One of them is the Tampa crag, where it's possible to climb in winter wearing just a T-shirt.

Photos of Brasov

Crag List

Approach time Rain Sun Routes Sectors Routes types
Crag name


66 8

Pietrele lui Solomon


33 3


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