Introducing BoldeRI: Rijeka’s premier bouldering gym

Attention all climbing enthusiasts! Exciting news awaits in Rijeka as BoldeRI, the city’s newest bouldering gym, is set to open its doors this Saturday at 10 AM. Conveniently located at Popovićev put 2, 51211, Matulji, BoldeRI promises an exhilarating experience for climbers of all skill levels.

The grand opening festivities will kick off with a vibrant ceremony, followed by the inaugural bouldering competition of BLIK (Boulder League of Istria and Kvarner) at 4 PM. BoldeRI boasts an expansive facility spanning 600 square meters, featuring nearly 600 square meters of climbing surfaces. With 80 bouldering problems ranging from grades 3 to 8a, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Little climbers are also catered for with a dedicated kids’ playroom adorned with captivating holds and even a playful palm tree.

Expect top-quality climbing holds sourced from renowned providers such as (including Lapis, Bleaustone, Playstone,…), along with offerings from Morpho, 360, Delta, and more. Operating hours are slated for Monday to Friday from 2 PM to 10 PM, and weekends from 9 AM to 9 PM, commencing this Sunday. So mark your calendars and join us for an adventure-filled experience at BoldeRI – your new climbing haven awaits!

And here are the news from the rock climbing scene in Istria.

Stefano Carnati climbed Martin Krpan (9a) in Mišja peč. This is what he wrote on his Instagram: “Ticino (bouldering) the previous day, 4 driving hours early in the morning… warm up, weightlessness, brain fully disconnected, failed on the ultra-repeated Samsara (8a), then got my shit together, revised the some upper sequences, climbed the easier version Konec mira (8c/c+), rested for an hour and a half… and Martin Krpan (9a) here we go. Mišja peč 9a’s: 3/3 story completed! But others are waiting: the hardest and the most iconic one lie still!”

Meanwhile, Jakob Greistorfer achieved success with the ascent of the shorter variation, Konec mira (8c/c+). Not to be outdone, Marko Blagojevič ticked the chipped Marioneta (8b/b+) in Mišja peč’s central area.

Elsewhere, Matjaž Zorko enjoyed a picturesque day at panoramic Medveja, where he onsighted Ledeno doba (8a) and redpointed Aria di golpe (8b+).

As the weekend weather forecast looks less than ideal for rock climbing, why not seize the opportunity to explore the thrilling boulders at BoldeRI in Rijeka? Rain or shine, adventure awaits within the walls of this dynamic new gym. See you there!