Čepić is a small but pleasant crag situated in the nice gorge underneath the old typical Istrian village of Čepići. There are more than 30 relatively short but very nice bolted routes for beginners in a beautiful setting in the heart of Istria. It is also children friendly and nice to make a picnic or just a splendid Sunday out in the nature. Perfect spot from late spring until early autumn as the temperature in the gorge is always about 10°C lower than outside.
The easiest way to find the small Istrian village of Čepići is to drive to Buje and then turn east. After 11 kilometers you will reach the village Šterna, drive through it and continue for another 1,5 kilometers to get to Čepići. Pass the village slowly and after the last house find the parking on your left side beside a dirtroad going left. Walk on this dirt road for 5 minutes to reach the crag on the left and on the right side of the road.
In the gorge the temperature is always about 10°C lower than outside the gorge. Climbing is possible from spring to autumn, as well as in summer when it’s the best to combine it with a jump into the clear blue Adriatic sea. In case of rain better run away because there in no bigger overhang or roof.
The quality of the rock is superb with many good holds, edges and pockets.
The crag is on a private land, so always leave the dirt road free in order not disturb the local traffic.
ROUTES (from left to right)
Routes are mainly short and really nicely bolted, specially for the beginners. Climbing is vertical with the essential use of foot technique on good holds, edges and pockets. If you want to bring someone to try climbing for the first time in life, maybe this is the place to be. You don’t need more then a 50 meters rope and 10 quickdraws as routes are relatively short.
|Mozak na paši||5c||10m|
|Terra dei buffoni||6b||12m|