Portafortuna Krk Baška


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Nice holiday crag that will fulfil all your desires of sea adventures and some recreational climbing in between. Portafortuna is a beautiful climbing area close to Baška on the island Krk. It is characterized by sharp holds on compact limestone in the shade in the afternoon and always with some fresh wind breeze under the wall. Weather conditions and vicinity of the beautiful Adriatic sea makes it one of the best climbing areas in the region for the summer.


While driving on island Krk from Punat towards Baška in one moment you will reach the pass where the beautiful view on Baška gloriously opens. Just couple of hundred meters below the pass in direction Baška you will see on your left abandoned night club “discoteka”. Park on the right side of the road close to the water pond. From parking take the path going right upwards, opening and always closing sheep fences to reach high up a rocky barrier on the slope after cca 20 minutes walk.


Ideal periods for climbing in Portafortuna are spring and autumn (from April to October). The walls exposure is North-East, East and South-East. In high summer it is also possible to climb in the afternoon, when almost all the routes are in the shade and some wind breeze is always present. Winter climbing is possible only in the morning in full sun without any wind.


Portafortuna offers slabs and mainly vertical routes on sharp gray, white and some yellow limestone as well. Holds vary from mainly crimps to some pockets, sloppers and cracks.


Take special care if sheeps are above the walls. Sometimes they tend to throw stones over the edge, so in that case better avoid that sector for that day.

Recommended accommodation

ROUTES (from left to right)

Routes in Portafortuna are very friendly bolted mainly with INOX expansion bolts and top anchors. 80 meter rope is recommended because most of the routes are longer than 30 meters. Also a set of 16 quickdraws will be well used.

Sector A/I
La Roux 7b 13m
La Roux direct 7c 13m
Krk 6b+ 13m
Psychastenia 6c 13m
Petit beure 6a 13m
Giant stars 5b 15m
Zwergenleiter 5b 15m
Trbuh 6a+ 13m
Bodulska 5a 12m
Ajkulica 7a+ 12m
Global warming 6b 15m
Kyoto procol 6b+ 15m
Sector A/II
Sudden death 6b 12m
US Bushman 5c 24m
Wings for life 5c 27m
Gipsy life 6a+ 20m
Fak4Life 6b+ 20m
Forum Alpin 5b 20m
Sector A/III
Iva Piva 6b+ 20m
Iva Piva extension 6b+ 40m
Pika poka 6b+ 29m
Fire walker 6c 29m
Outsider 7a+ 29m
Tu pa tam 7c 29m
Miss Baške 7a+ 28m
Joke about summer 6c 30m
Upornik z razlogom 7b 30m
Trlica 7b+ 30m
Trlica in sinica 7b 30m
Knjiga o bambusu 7b+ 30m
Hamsterdam 7c 30m
Cojones 7b 30m
Dar mar 7b 30m
Zag 7a+ 30m
Zig zag 6c+ 30m
Forever young 6a 33m
Flower power 6c 33m
Pustolovec Rajd 6c 25m
Metulji so srečni 5c 30m
Eierbar 5c 30m
Pravljica za puding 5a 25m
Simpel platka 4b 25m
Needles and pins 6a 20m
Needles and pins direct 7c 20m
Sector A/IV
Botanist 4c 25m
Vulture 5a 25m
Moja prva 4a 27m
Maratonček 4b 30m
Yellow line 4a 25m
Bašćanska direkt 4a 30m
Cut 4a 30m
Bašćanska ploča 4b 30m
Heart 5a 22m
Jugo nije za dugo 4c 24m
Broken heart 5b 20m
People in motion 5c 20m
Pirun 5b 15m
Batomaljac 5a 15m
8848 5b 18m
Kratka slatka 5b 14m
Lea 5b 14m
Double 5b 15m
Trouble 5b 15m
Leo 5b 15m
12 years later 5c 20m
Olujna bura 5b 20m
Piranha 5c 22m
HGB 5c 20m
Missing 5c 20m
Mambo no.5 6a 20m
Reif fur die Insel 5b 20m
No.5 5b 20m
Green seas 4c 20m
Wapplerbauch 5c 20m
Cool runnings 4c 20m