Climbing area Nugla, Buzet Croatia | Climb istria


Driving towards the upper edge of Ćićarija we quickly see an inviting cave, which offers a couple of routes for advanced climbers and a handful of easier ones on the edges and in the new sector. Still, the potential of Nugla is greater than what‘s currently on offer. For one day everyone can find something for himself and the tranquility is an extra bonus here. In other words – grab the drilling machine and make the crag more appealing.


Even though you can get to Ćićarija edge from the other side through Slum, it is better to drive to Roč, go through it, past the Cimos factory, to Gornja Nugla. Continue uphill to the edge of Ćićarija. After a small chapel there is a sharp turn right. This is one of the rare approaches, where you car will suffer a bit – the dirt road can be in poor condition. When you see a small house, park, or continue to the right across the meadow. Park on the edge. From this parking two separate routes lead on, one goes left through the woods to the new sector, the other to the right and down the slope to the cave.


Nugla is a bit higher than the other crags here, so it can be colder (even snowy). Winter can be cold, as there is a lot of shade. You can climb in the afternoon in summer. Rain doesn‘t matter in the cave.


Prehistoric caveman remains were found in this cave. Homo sapiens and neanderthals competed in sending the first 6a in Croatia.

Recommended accommodations

Apartments Roža

Roč 16, 52425 Roč, Croatia

Stay in Apartments Roža and enjoy in one of the best climbing areas in Istria. Roč is an excellent base for climbing in the crags near this charming village. Just a few minutes away by car to Kompanj, Čiritež, Vela draga, Buzetski kanjon or Kamena vrata. We offer two comfortable fully equipped apartments for max. 7 people. Air conditioning, fireplace, unique wine cellar or open terrace makes it comfortable in any season. Welcome to Roč!

ROUTES (from left to right)

In the cave your biceps will work in short cruxy boulders. Out of the cave the routes are more technical, while the new sector again requires some strength in shorter routes. Only few routes are longer and even those are not really extreme. So a short rope and a handful of quickdraws is enough. The rock is solid, but still, climb carefully. The routes are nicely bolted and the base is big and comfy. Children can play here all day, they just have to be careful at the approach.

A – Nugla
Makedonski 6b 13m
Naprsnjak 6b+ 11m
Bongos 6a+ 11m
Realist 8a 20m
Nihilist 7c+ 20m
Woodstock 7c+ 12m
Vombat 7a+ 10m
Vidok 7b+ 10m
Proces 7c+ 10m
Mala prodavaonica užasa 6b+ 10m
Pesimist 8a+ 23m
Pesimist extension = P ? 28m
Bombona 7c 25m
Nema života bez buže 6c+ 25m
P ? 26m
Siga Sanga 7b+ 25m
To je taj rad 7a 25m
B – Nova Nugla
Violent Pornography 7b 10m
Optimist 7c+ 10m
Tratinčica 6b 10m
Buha 6c+ 5m
Butterfly effect 7a+ 10m
Rakija je naša medežija 6c+ 10m
Mali veliki čovjek 6c 10m
? 6c 10 m