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Mošćenička draga

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Mošćenička draga is a little fishing village, former home of ancient seaman Liburnians, which lies under the hill on which a medieval town Mošćenice rises from the sea and gives name to this place on the contact of valley with the sea. Although the approach is a bit longer, the crag redeems itself with superb views and a fantastic wall, where the best king lines are yet to be bolted – while those that are, will more than satisfy belay slaves, beginners and advanced climbers. Even the short ones are quite fun.


Find the only roundabout in Mošćenička draga and turn away from the sea towards Sveti Peter, Sučići and Obrš. Nice, winding road will lead you high into a small village of Obrš, where you park at the beginning and follow markings to the end of the village and left on the hill Straževik. The path winds under the woods, that cover it. Little before you get to the wall, which is in front of you the whole time, turn right, steeply uphill on a trail full of hairpin bends, that takes you to Zijavica.

For Potoki park much sooner, a short drive outside of Mošćenička draga, before crossing the bridge, at the parking on the right. Take the left road uphill on foot for about 10 minutes, after you will spot a high wall on your left, with a small parking on the left side. Find a way to the top here. At the moment there are many closed projects and some unworthy routes on the far right side of the wall.


Zijavica will be too hot in the summer, but is otherwise perfect through the rest of the year. It can withstand some rain too. On the opposite, Potoki could be developed into a perfect summer rainproof crag.


This is a sharp, solid rock, full of holds, cracks and tufas, with corners, vertical walls and overhangs. At the moment, easier, vertical routes are bolted, but this is surely a crag of the future for some harder stuff.

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ROUTES (from left to right)

The space under the wall is top-notch for enjoyment, and the walk to Zijavica can be quite pleasant too. The Potoki sector is completely separated. Here lies one of the best potentials in this part of Istria, for many-meters-long cracked roofs and other king lines.
The wall in Potoki is easy to find – once you go uphill to the wall, you‘ll see one great line next to another: long routes, tufas, roofs, cracks…
Although Zijavica is a decent crag with nice routes, here too seems that the first ones to be bolted were easy and vertical, along with the short ones at the beginning. The only stand-outs are Giant S and Giant File (dedicated to the climbers new born babies) and some fresh 7s, which indicate, that Zijavica could soon become a great crag.

Equipment is mostly good and new, but you may find some old bolts or anchors. The routes on the right are shorter and older, while the left ones are long and beautiful. Basic gear will suffice everywhere.

A – Potoki
Koala P 27m
Sunčana večer 6b 30m
Laser 6c+ 25m
Kišno jutro 6b 25m
Dirty Harry 6a 28m
B – Zijavica
Potjeh 6a 20m
Palunko 6a 20m
Regoč 7a 23m
Kosjenka 6c+ 25m
Šuma Striborova 6c 23m
Bratac Jaglenac 6c 20m
Ramba Zamba 7a+ 22m
Rucki Zucki 7a 25m
Remmi Demmi 7a 25m
Kap 7c 15m
Rutvica 6b 15m
Lutonjica Toporko 6c 15m
Jagor 5b 10m
Neva Nevičica 6a 10m
Veseli tata 4c 10m
Zlatna sredina 6a+ 10m
Caffe au lait 4c 11m
Smrdi muški 4c 12m
Meteor 6a+ 12m
4 U 2 6a 12m
No money no honey 6a 10m
Cosmique 6a+ 10m
Ja sam gad 6b+ 13m
This is not America 6b 13m
Peep show 7b 15m
L.A.R. 7b 15m
P ? 12m
Giant File 8a 15m
Giant S 7c 15m
R2 – D2 7a 12m
Sam svoj majstor 7a+ 11m
One hand show 7a 10m
? 7a+ 10m
Na bridu 6c 10m