Cave Romane climbing

Cave Romane climbing area is situated in the old Roman quarry, before the entrance to Vinkuran, and is only 4 km far from Pula. It’s the oldest quarry in Istria, from which quality stone has been extracted since the time of Antiquity: Vinkuran unito and Vinkuran florito.

For a long time the quarry is not been used for stone exploitation, today its 40 m high cliffs represent an attractive climbing area with about 40 climbing directions. Bizjak apartments are situated near Cave Romane climbing area (Vinkuran), just above the quarry, and provide accommodation to climbers all year round.

Drive the Y motorway to the end towards Medulin and follow the signs for Premantura. At the ring where the road to Premantura goes left (3rd exit) you turn right (1st exit) in Pula direction and drive towards Vinkuran. Turn left to Vinkuran, pass through the village and exit from the settlement in Pješčana Uvala direction. On your left, soon you will see the imposing quarry of Cave Romane. Park in front of the ramp and take a walk to the climbing area inside the quarry.

N 44°84’04.02”, E 13°85’98.94”

The area is mostly in the shade which makes it good for climbing all year round. You can even climb in the summer, mornings are better.

The routes in natural wall are really nice to climb, mostly overhanging and desire good endurance on sharp pockets and jugs. The routes in other sectors are really something special, something completely different, from totally manufactured to unique vertical climbing.

If you want to try climbing in all the sectors bring a 70 meters rope and at least 14 quickdraws.

ROUTES LIST (from left to right)
Natural wall sector:
Din et Veper 8a 11 m
Za inat 7c 12 m
Event horizon 6b 12 m
Veseli tuljani – direkt 7a 12 m
Balada o slanom moru 6b 12 m
Okinava 7a+ 12 m
Zlatousta 6c+ 12 m
Suđuk 7b+ 12 m
Rasputin 6b+ 13 m
Pandorina varijanta 6c 13 m
Corto Maltese 7a 13 m

Left sector:
Potraga za varijantom 6c+ 20 m
Potraga za izgubljenim prijateljstvom 7b 20 m
Dioniz 6a 10 m
Bubek 6b+ 12 m
WC školjka 6a 22 m
Monique 8a 22 m
Hexenšus 8a 25 m
Pukotina 5a 12 m
Brid 5b 12 m
Cube 7b+ 12 m
Teta Zorka 6a 12 m
Teta Zorka extension 6c+ 30 m

Right sector:
Freedom 7b 31 m
Iznenađenje 6b 15 m
Cin Cin Family 6a+ 16 m
Kristal 6b 15 m
Škola za gurlu 6b+ 15 m
M&L 2006 7c+ 15 m
Mi3je 7b+ 15 m
Havrija 7b 15 m
Bebica 7a 19 m
Pokvareni ritam 7c+ 24 m

Entrance on the right:
Oprosti 6a+ 10 m
Dijete sreće 6a 10 m
Strško Stršić 5c 12 m
Smokva was here 5a 12 m
Koala 6a 11 m

Due to stunning natural acoustics this magnificent space is also used as an open stage for various concerts, opera evenings, recreational and entertainment events like the QUOR festival, sport events, summer sculpture workshops and similar happenings.
The climbing area is listed in the .