Climbing area Pandora, Buzet Croatia | Climb Istria


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When you first come to Pandora, your jaw will drop as you gaze at one of the most brutal overhangs in this part of the world, which is dotted with many holds. The airy base under the wall seems to float in the air and when the waterfall falls through the hole in the wall and sprays the lush vegetation underneath, you will feel as if you were in the Avatar movie – hence the nickname for the crag. Of course, everyone climbing under 8a will only be able to nibble at the crag a bit on the sides, as you need to pump yourself up for the true routes.


Drive through Buzet towards Rijeka. When you see the Plodine supermarket, turn left immediately and go past the shop (unless you have to buy something or grab a coffee).Take the first right turn after the market and drive for some time on the road in the forest. Eventually you will arrive to a village. Park unobtrusively on the side of the road after the first big bend. Then go past the house to the forest and be mindful for a turn left uphill towards the wall. If you reach the riverbed you‘ve gone too far.


Pandora is essentially a winter crag, as the shape of the wall quickly adds a couple of degrees, while most routes will warm up your body quite a lot. The rain doesn‘t matter here, but when the crag gets wet, it takes a while to dry. In the summer more radical climbers climb at night – supposedly it‘s top notch.


The rock is surprisingly good, also because there are not as many tufas as you may think at first. The routes are new and perfectly equipped. Don‘t bring hyperactive kids to Pandora – the fall from the small plateau under the crag can be very long. Usually there aren‘t many climbers here, but the base is small so it gets crowded fast.


Don‘t disturb villagers with your behavior and parking. Be careful under the wall. In the heat snakes may decorate the surroundings.

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)

The less interesting side walls offer technical routes. The main part has endurance challenge with individual cruxes. This is definitely a crag for better climbers, especially those who love tufa and acrobatic climbing.

Take a long rope and enough quickdraws and hope that you won‘t need them (since many are pre-placed), because it‘s hell to un-clip them.

A – Left part
Riba na oko 6a 10m
Bitch Bug 6b 15m
Brave little snake 6b+ 15m
Benjamin 6c 15m
Roč fieber 7b 15m
Iris 7b+ 16m
Chin Check 7c 16m
Marmots at work 8a 18m
Neytiri 8a 20m
Mule trail traverse (start in Neytiri, finish in Avatar) 8b+ 35m
Weed and speed 8b+ 20m
Es ist vollbracht 8b+ 20m
Snoop Dogg direct 8a+ 20m
Snoop Boggi Dogg 7c+ 20m
90 days 8b 20m
90 days direct P 20m
Scrat 8b+ 20m
Avatar 8b 20m
Blob 8c 22m
P ? 22m
P ? 22m
Žopa que te cagas 8a+ 25m
Toruk Makto 8b 23m
Toruk Makto direct 8a+ 20m
B – Right part
Hello big bird P 24m
Escape = Hello big bird to the right 8a+ 24m
Nina Voljo 8a 22m
Lou Lou the golden boy 7b+ 17m
Show me your genitals 7c 18m
Little green bug 8a+ 22m
Eywa 7b 15m
Patapon 7a+ 13m
Wildschwein 6c 12m
Liliput (left variant) 6a+ 13m
Liliput 6b+ 13m
Hunter 6b 13m