Ponte Porton is an easily accessible crag with routes being in the easier grades. They are all very well protected that’s why the area is very well recommended for children, families and recreational climbers, as well as climbing schools. The routes are vertical with more or less good holds not being very long, only 15 meters.
From Buzet drive towards west direction Buje passing Motovun high up on your left. On the first roundabout take the right exit and just after 50 meters turn right again on a dirt road passing the restaurant Ponte Porton. After 5 minutes of a slow drive on a dirt road you will reach the crag on the left side behind the trees. You can park just next to the road. It is one of the shortest approaches ever.
The wall is facing south but is a bit sheltered by the trees. We can say that climbing here is possible all year round. In summer you can climb only in the morning while in any other season you can climb all day, staying on the sun or climbing in the shadow behind the trees. In winter it can get a bit chilly if there is no sun.
The rock is the best limestone you can find in the region. It is solid, well shaped and not that sharp.
ROUTES (from left to right)
The routes are all pretty short, very well protected with mostly good holds. You can find different cracks, pockets, edges and jugs as well. Sometimes good food technique is essential. They are mostly very nice and very suitable for beginners and climbing schools.
As the routes are not too long (till 15 meters) you will need a normal rope and not more than 10 quickdraws.
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