Rock climbing

Gornji Ig

A small climbing area, which has recently grown more popular, is located above the narrow ‘Iški Vintgar’ gorge just a stone's throw away from the capital. No wonder climbers like it – the sunny location, panoramic views and excellent rock will attract everyone who wish to spend an afternoon in a peacefull green surroundings, 'far' away from the city bustle. Sectors in the climbing area are arranged in levels, are modernly equipped and offer enjoyable climbing. Although the rock is excellent, it is possible that a piece chips of, so helmets are advisable. The wall dries very quickly after rain.

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Basic information
LocationGornji Ig, Central Slovenija
Nr. of routes: 59
Difficulty: 4b / 7c+
Route height: 8 - 60 m
Access: 5 min
Altitude: 650 m
Route difficulty:
4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9

How to get there:
We exit the ‘Ljubljana motorway circle’ on the southern side in direction of Ig and continue towards the village of Iška Vas. Outside the village we follow a sharp turn to the right in direction of Krim (Iški Vintgar gorge is straight on). Road starts ascending and after 5.5 km we arrive to a crossroad at Gornji Ig. Turn left through the village, continue on a dirt road for about one kilometer and come to an unobvious parking lot by the road.

Access:
Two well traced paths lead from the parking lot to the sectors. The left (marked) path is slightly longer, but nicer. We walk for about 5-10 minutes from the parking lot.

Best time for climbing:
It is possible to climb through the whole year in Gornji Ig if the weather is nice. On hot summer days we climb in the slovenia sport climbing guideafternoon and during the cooler part of the year in the morning.

Orientation of the wall:
The sectors are facing south and south-east.

Warning:
Protection against ticks is highly advisable. Viper snakes have been seen under the wall of sectors II– IV many times. Be careful!





Link to the sketch of the crag.



Sectors of Gornji Ig crag:


Sector I
Although this sector does not have a lot of routes, it is still worth a visit since there are interesting overhangs on the right side of the wall.

Route height: 15 m



Sector II-IV
Due to the configuration of the wall it is also possible to climb in light rain in this sector, which provides both overhangs as well as plates. Nice routes in a wall with many handholds will inspire many of you.

Route height: 8 - 25 m, multi-pitch up to 45 m



Sector V-VI
This is the lowest sector. Steep plates predominate and call for accurate placing of feet and good technique.

Route height: 12 - 30 m, multi-pitch up to 60 m






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Gornji Ig
A small climbing area, which has recently grown more popular, is located above the narrow ‘Iški Vintgar’ gorge just a stone's throw away from the capital. No wonder climbers like it – the sunny location, panoramic views and excellent rock will attract everyone who wish to spend an afternoon in a peacefull green surroundings, 'far' away from the city bustle. Sectors in the climbing area are arranged in levels, are modernly equipped and offer enjoyable climbing. Although the rock is excellent, it is possible that a piece chips of, so helmets are advisable. The wall dries very quickly after rain.