Rock Climbing in Romania

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Highlights: Romania is located in the South-East part of Central Europe, West of the Black Sea. By its position in the lower Danube basin, almost all the Danube Delta is on the Romanian territory. Also, a big part of the Carpathian Mountains is within the Romanian borders. The regulations for crossing the Romanian borders allow citizens from the European Union, the United States of America, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand to stay here up to 90 days without a visa. Turkish citizens can stay up to 60 days and the citizens from states from the former Eastern Europe Communist Block can stay up to 30 days.

Climbing: Rock climbing in Romania can be geographically split in four main regions: Central Region, Oriental Carpathians, South-West and Apuseni Mountains. Each of the above regions has its own specific character. Central Region with more than 19 crags presents a great diversity of features. The rock is limestone, except for two of the crags (Costila and Piranha in Bucegi Mountains) where the rock is conglomerate. Climbing in the Oriental Carpathians has a special charm because the spectacular environment like Cheile Bicazului or Rarau Mountains. Besides free climbing, in the Oriental Carpathians there are two zones where one can find bouldering routes only: Oituz and Sihla. The climbing crags in the South-West region are to be found mostly along the beautiful gorges. Here you can find one of the finest romanian climbing area: Herculane and Valea Cernei. The crags in Apuseni Mountains have something to offer for each climber weather you are a fan of technical slab face climbing or you enjoy mega stamina overhanging routes.

Getting here: Romania, is nowadays very easy accessible, mostly because of its geographical location but also because Romania is on the destination lists of most transport companies. The easiest way to get here is by plane. The most known international airport is in Bucharest. The most well known Romanian airline companies are TAROM, Carpatair and Blue Air. Another option to get here is by train . There are daily international train routes which connect Romania to the biggest towns of the Central Europe (Munich, Prague, Venice, Budapest) or other areas (Sophia, Istanbul, Kiev, Moscow). The Romanian road network is improving day by day, making it easy to get here by coach, from the biggest towns of Europe. You can also reach Romania by boat. There are daily boats traveling to the Danube Delta from Passau and Vienna. If you wish to enjoy independence and flexibility of travel you can definitely drive to Romania.

History: Historically, Romania's boundaries were inhabited since the ancient times. Throughout the centuries, these territories were invaded by many tribes and nations. As a result, many elements from their culture and civilizations have blended with the local ones. After the Second World War, Romania joined the Eastern Europe Communist Block. After the Revolution in 1989, Romania was reborn. With the adoption of a new Constitution, Romania was declared a republic with a multi-party political system, a market economy and allowed its citizens freedom of opinion, religion and property.

Culture: Romania's culture is rich in tradition and folklore inherited from the civilizations that populated this region since the ancient times. In Romania you can witness the traditional lifestyle which is still unaltered by the modern civilization. Wood sculptures, ceramics, woven and other hand-made art objects are just a few of the traditional items that can be admired during many traditional festivals.

What to see: Romania has become one of the preferred Eastern Europe countries to visit, especially for those wishing to experience the traditional way of life of the people living here. There are so many places which worth to be visited, that will be hard to select a must see list for your vacation. Nevertheless, here are the places that you must not miss during your vacation in Romania: the painted monasteries from Bucovina, the wooden monasteries from Maramures, the beautiful caves in Apuseni Mountains, the sea-side resorts from the Black Sea, the wonderful Danube Delta, or the impressive Fagaras Mountains. We'll leave you the pleasure to discover other places that surely will make you to return to Romania again and again.

Climate: Romania's climate is something between a temperate and continental one. The climate conditions are somehow altered by the varied landscape of Romania. The Carpathians create a barrier blocking the Atlantic winds, and so milder winters and more rain. The Carpathians also block the continental influences from the wide plains of the North, which means these lands experience harsher winters and less rain in the South and the South-East parts of the country.

Photos of Romania

Region list

Routes Crags Areas Routes types
Region name
1104 36 8

Sud - Vest

1404 24 8

Muntii Apuseni

140 4 2

Alte Regiuni

111 5 2


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