Rock climbing in the Czech Republic is renowned for its committing routes and very unique protection techniques using knots and slings. You will appreciate the magical scenery of deep forests, soaring sandstone towers, and authentic Czech villages.

Culture
Visit Prague, one of the most amazing cities in Central Europe.
Climbing
There is no other place where you will find this particular style of climbing.
Nature
Experience unique landscapes in some of the most beautiful parts of Czech Republic.

CLIMB SANDSTONE TOWERS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Climb in Adršpach-Teplice Rocks, Prachov or Labské Pískovce in Czech Republic.

From 1,790.00€

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Advanced tech level

 

Fitness level 3/5

 

Guided visit of Prague

 

6 days of rock climbing

 

7 nights B&B

 

Available June - September

 

Low guiding ratios (1:2)

 

UIAGM qualified mountain guides

Czech Republic offers world-class rock climbing in areas of outstanding natural beauty. We will decide which areas to visit according to the weather conditions and the overall ability of the group. Ideally, we will take you climbing to two different areas so that you can discover different aspects of Czech Republic. 

Due to its unique rock features and particular climbing style, sandstone climbing is not easily accessible to regular sport climbers. The protection is very specific and requires good skills as well as a head for committed climbing. Lead climbers have to be able to do moves way above their last point of protection, which is why our highly experienced and fully qualified UIAGM local guides will lead your climbs and ensure your safety.

You do not have to worry about long falls on this trip - all you have to do is to enjoy the bold moves and incredible scenery!

We created this trip in close cooperation with local mountain guides and climbers to offer you the best climbing form the area. 

The sandstone in the Czech Republic is very fragile when wet and climbing after rain is strictly forbidden. The rule is that climbing is allowed from 1 up to 3 days after rain, depending on the conditions. So please be open-minded and ready for changes to the itinerary in case of rainy weather. Our local guides will ensure that you will have a great experience on these 6 days and amazing memories of this trip no matter the weather!

Adrspach-Teplice Rocks

This is the mecca of traditional sandstone tower climbing, with climbing history reaching as far back as 1912. The rocks have been protected as a national nature reserve since 1933, and some of the towers reach heights of more than 100m. Set in a picturesque landscape, this area offers a unique climbing holiday experience and it is a very popular tourist destination for its beauty - there are amazing hikes to do as well as rock climbing. This magic landscape caught an eye of many filmmakers - for example some scenes of the Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was filmed there. 

There are a few local pubs in the Adršpach village, which are popular hangouts for climbers to exchange stories, climbing info, and enjoy the world-famous Czech beer and local dishes. 

Labske Piskovce & Elbsandstein

This is a wide gorge with sandstone walls bordering each bank of the Labe river. Set in the Labe Sandstones Natural Reserve and near the Czech Switzerland national park, this area offers beautiful natural landscapes.

The rock here is harder and more solid with different features than in other areas. The Labe gorge offers technical face climbs as well as cracks and corners. The routes are long (20m-50m) and incredibly interesting. While the slings are still the main climbing protection, a lot of routes are now equipped with bolts, making the Labak more of a sport climbing area.

There are also tower climbing areas nearby either on the Czech or the German side of the border, giving us plenty of climbing styles to choose from!

Prachov

The renowned sandstone rocks of Prachov are located in one of the most amazing regions in Czech Republic, called Bohemian Paradise (a registered National Protected Landscape Area), surrounded by pine forests, fields, lakes, and castles. The curious shapes and unusual beauty of the area has lead to many films being made here. The rock and climbing style of Prachov is very similar to that found at the Adrspach-Teplice Rocks.

Meet the lead guide

Radek Lienerth

Fully qualified UIAGM mountain guide from Brno, Czech Republic. Radek has been rock climbing since early 90s - with climbing trips around the Czech republic but also worldwide. The Czech sandstone became his favorite and he has been visiting Adrspach and other sandstone climbing areas regularly ever since. He has good knowledge of the local climbing, the hidden sandstone gems and local culture. 

Dates

Climb Sandstone Towers in the Czech Republic dates - 2020

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May 17, 2020
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1,790.00€
September 20, 2020
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1,790.00€
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Itinerary

This is an example itinerary, which we will follow if the weather permits. Please note that we reserve the right to change the itinerary if necessary. 

D1 Arrival Day

Arrive in Prague and check in to your accommodation - a 3 star hotel in the centre of the city so you can easily visit the old town in the evening. Prague is a relatively small city and a lot of places are easily accessible on foot, or by a short ride on an electric tram. 

D2 Prague City Tour

A tourist guide will pick you up from your hotel to show you the best parts of this fascinating city: the royal gardens, Prague Castle, the hidden streets of Mala Strana. The half day tour will end with lunch in one of the local restaurants (this is when having the local guide really pays off ;)). Your mountain guide will come to meet you in your hotel in the early afternoon and drive you to the selected climbing area, for example Adrspach. 

D3 Introduction to Czech Climbing

Today you will discover the climbing area and take part in the climbing techniques workshop. Your guide will get to know you as a climber and the group will be organised into teams. 

D4 Local climbing techniques workshop

Rock climbing on the Czech sandstone is unique mainly due to the long and rich climbing tradition. We will teach you the modern rock climbing techniques as well as the old classic skills, which have been used to reach summits of the towers. This is fun day of climbing the towers and exploring the hidden gems of this amazing climbing area. Due to the low guiding ratio (two climbers per guide) we have the flexibility to adapt the program according to individual climbing level and goals. 

D5 Climbing the Best Routes in Adrspach-Teplice

Your guides will select some of the most classic climbs in the area, suitable for your level. We will encourage you to push your limits and challenge yourself without going too far out of your comfort zone. After the 3 days of exploring this fantastic area we will drive to Labak, ready to discover some new places.

D6 Knots & Slings Workshop

Today starts with learning unique Czech climbing techniques at the knots and slings workshop. The rest of the day will be spent climbing in Labak and putting your new skills to the test!

D7 Rock Climbing in Labak

We have a whole day to experience the towering sandstone crags of Labak; looming high above the River Elbe on the German border and surrounded by stunning scenery.

D8 Leaving Day

A final morning of rock climbing before we return to Prague and drop you off at the airport in the afternoon. If you wish to stay for longer, please let us know and we can help you organise accommodation and further activities.

Level Requirements

This trip is for advanced climbers. You should be comfortable following at least 6a French grade. It will be very helpful to have experience in crack climbing. You have to know how to belay your lead climber and how to abseil safely. We will do a refresher day at the start of this trip to ensure that everyone is up to scratch.

Equipment

Clothing

Fleece or woollen layers

Fleece or woollen layers

Light puffer jacket

Light puffer jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Sun hat

Sun hat

Climbing shoes

Climbing shoes

Climbing pants

Climbing pants

Approach shoes

Approach shoes

T-shirts

T-shirts

Shorts

Shorts

Long sleeve shirt

Long sleeve shirt

Causal shirt or t-shirt

Causal shirt or t-shirt

Technical gear

Harness

Harness

3 x Screwgate carabiner

3 x Screwgate carabiner

Belay device

Belay device

Climbing helmet

Climbing helmet

25-30 litres rucksack

25-30 litres rucksack

Lanyard

Lanyard

60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik

60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik

Crack climbing gloves

Crack climbing gloves

Climbing tape

Climbing tape

Other essentials

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Water bottle - Ideally two 1L bottles

Water bottle - Ideally two 1L bottles

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Headlamp with fresh batteries

Headlamp with fresh batteries

Washbag and toiletries

Washbag and toiletries

Towel

Towel

Earplugs

Earplugs

Basic first aid kit

Basic first aid kit

Pen knife

Pen knife

Insect repellant

Insect repellant

Included or not

Included

Mountain Guide Fees

Our course includes 6 days of guiding and instruction by experienced UIAGM qualified mountain guide. All our guides have been chosen for their lovely personality and high standard of skills.

Half day guided visit of Prague

Transport

All necessary transport as in the itinerary.

Accommodation 7 nights B&B

Accommdoadtion in 2 - 3 star hotels on B&B basis. You will share twin rooms (subject to availabilty). 

Transport to the Prague airport

1 group transfer to the airport in Prague on the last day of the trip.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not Included

Lunches, dinners snacks and drinks

The trip package includes breakfasts only. Lunches and dinners will be served in local restaurants (costs not included in the trip price)

Airport transfer on arrival day in Prague

Insurance

Search and rescue insurance is obligatory on these trips. We also highly recommend to have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.  When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.Please check that your insurance will cover your chosen activity. 

Personal Equipment

Please see the "Equipment" tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Practical Information

Travel

The nearest airport is Prague. If you are unable to fly into Prague, Dresden in Germany is worth considering as it is well connected to Prague by train. Please book your return flights to depart in the evening to allow for unexpected circumstances such as dense traffic. 

Travelling from Prague airport to your hotel is easy either by taxi or by public transport, which is cheap, easy to navigate and frequent. 

Money

You can pay pretty much everywhere with a bank card. However, it is practical to have some cash in local currency (Czech Krowns). You can exchange or withdraw cash in Prague; there may not be cash points in the smaller villages.

Food

Breakfast is included with your accommodation. Lunch and dinner can be bought in local restaurants and cafes. Dietary requirements such as gluten-free or vegan can be catered for but will be limited, especially in the smaller villages.

Trip extension

We are happy to organise accommodation and suggest places to visit if you wish to stay in the region for longer. Just email us and we will give you all the information. 

Bad weather

Due to the nature of the local sandstone rocks and the restrictions during the rainy period, we will offer alternative activities in case of bad weather: 

  • Rock climbing in the Suche Skaly massif and Panteon - the rock there is more solid and less fragile when wet, making rock climbing possible in rainy weather. If the weather is persistently wet, we can combine rock climbing with the following outdoor activities:
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking (cost of the mountain bike hire not includedin the package)

Thank you for being open minded when signing up for this trip - we will do our best to make your holiday a great experience!

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