Since the 1980’s, there has been sport climbing in Macedonia. In 1990’s the first sport route was bolted, named Jumbo Jet graded 7a. Today the total number of routes already exceeds 200 and it is absolutely sure that in the fore coming years this number will double!
Most of the rock climbing scene at this moment is concentrated near the capital Skopje. The locality Matka is situated only 30 minutes drive from Skopje. The structure of the rock is hard limestone.
Another rock climbing locality is Demir Kapija, located in the central part of Macedonia.
If you like to experience climbing by a lake-side, you can do it in the area of Ohrid.
The climbing area in Ohrid can offer you the rock St. Kaneo, rock Trpejca, rock St. Nikola, rock Zli Dol and and several more.
Another climbing locality opened 20 years ago but just recently exercising sport climbing is the locality Ploca in the area of the town Shtip.
Besides the fantastic limestone rocks and brilliant mix of natural wonders, Macedonia exhibits a special blend of history and culture as well.
A very warm and welcoming country waits to be explored!