Summer Fun: Climbing in Prague
Enjoy rock climbing outside, inside - everywhere in and near Prague
Rock climbing is a perfect way to have some fun, get a work out or try something new. There are many climbing opportunities in Prague and it is recommended that absolute beginners start off in an indoor climbing gym with an artificial wall (see list below). But with a bit more experience and some sunshine you can enjoy one of seven outdoor cliffs situated in Prague designated for climbing.
Divoká Šárka is a popular destination for climbers of all levels and it is located conveniently in Prague 6. With a maximum height of 50 meters (an average of 10 to 20 meter on most routes), there are over 100 routes to pick from. The difficulty levels range from 2 to 8+ and the cliff is not far from Dzban Lake, perfect for cooling off after a sweaty climb.
Known as Prague’s Yosemite, Hlubočepské Plotny is another great spot for the more advanced. Located on the outskirts of Prague 5 in Hlubočepy, the cliff offers 56 routes and the most difficult is also the highest at 35 meters. The difficulty levels range from 4 to 10/10+ and you should beware of the slipperiness.
Also located in Hlubočepy is the slightly easier cliff to climb at Prokopské Údolí. Difficulty ranges between 2 and 5+ and the maximum height is 30 meters. Right under the cliff you will find a resting spot with a playground for children.
Kunratice forest in Prague 4 has a small but unique cliff with 8 routes up to 10 meters high. The routes are partially secure and offer great views of the forest. The difficulty levels range from 3 to 5. A similar type of cliff is located in Hostivař, Prague 10, but it is slightly more difficult reaching level 8+.
Another beautiful climbing location is right in the center of the city in Petřín Park. The sandstone cliff has 20 routes that go up to 7 meters high. The routes range in difficulty from 2 to 7+. You may want to check it out, after all it is commonly known as a miniature cliff city.
Finally, discover the 40 meter high Braník cliffs located in Prague 4. There are 37 routes and the cliff has all the bolts and rivets. Great for more advanced climbers, the difficulty levels range from 3 to 10-. Although these are the seven most popular cliffs to climb in Prague, people find climbing and bouldering opportunities everywhere including the man-made walls by the river near Náplavka.
If you want to get out of the city, there are several cliffs right outside of Prague. These include:
• Řež: just north of Prague with 80 routes up to 50 meters high (difficulty 3 to 7+)
• The Černolice cliffs: located south of Prague with 35 routes up to 20 meters high (difficulty 2 to 6)
• Holý vrch a Kozí hřbety: located north of Prague with 45 routes up to 20 meters high (difficulty 2 to 8)
• The Radotín cliffs: located southwest of Prague with 30 routes up to 18 meters high (difficulty 5- to 7+)
• Středokluky: located northwest of Prague with 15 routes up to 10 meters high (difficulty 1 to 6+)
There are also plenty of places to go climbing further out in the country. Probably the three top climbing trips to take are to Srbsko with over 400 routes, Roviště with 100 routes and Lomy nad Velkou with 107 routes. You can read about more climbing spots in the Czech Republic here.
You can easily look up every single official climbing spot in the Czech Republic by making an account here. If you are a beginner you can also consider going on a climbing trip with a company for example Climbing Paradise and Outdoor Discovery.
Indoor Climbing Gyms in Prague:
Big Wall: 20 meter high ceilings and 3,000 m2 of climbing space make for a great place to go for a climb. Located at Ocelářská 16 in Prague 9, Big Wall is open from 7:00 – 23:00 Tuesday – Thursday and 9:00 – 23:00 on Mondays, Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Climbing Center SmíchOFF: Enjoy 331 climbing paths on 2,000 m2 of climbing space with walls up to 15.5 meters. Located at Křížová 6 in Prague 5, this climbing gym is open 7:00 – 23:00 Monday – Friday and 8:00 – 23:00 on weekends and holidays.
Mammut Holešovice: Split into 5 halls, the total climbing area of 2,600 m2 with the maximum height of 12 meters. Located at Bubenská 1536/43 in Prague 7, Mammut is open 7:00 – 23:00 Tuesday – Thursday and 10:00 – 23:00 on Mondays, Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Climbing Center Ruzyně: Enjoy 1,000 m2 of indoor and outdoor climbing space offers 170 marked routes of all levels of difficulty. Located at Ztracená 1132/1 in Prague 6, Ruzyně center is open 10:00 – 23:00 Monday – Friday and weekends 10:00 – 14:00.
Free Solo: Experience a unique climbing experience with an 18 meter tall wall and two 35 meter high chimneys with a total of 105 climbing routes. Located at Donovalská 1662/38 in Chodov (Prague 11), Free Solo is open every day from 8:00 – 22:00.
Gutovka: 130 climbing routes are available at the sports centrum that offers more than just climbing. The outdoor wall is 10 – 15 meters high and is open from 8:00 – 22:00 during the summer season. Gutovka is located at Gutova 39 in Strašnice, Prague 10.
Squash Park Cibulka: Enjoy indoor (max 11 meters) and outdoor (max 13.5 meters) climbing on 110 climbing routes: 78 indoor and 32 outdoor. Located at Fabiánova 1134 in Prague 5, Cibulka is open from 7:00 – 22:00 Monday – Friday and 8:00 – 22:00 on weekends.
Sport Center Palmovka: Offering special discounts for students, this sport center has 5 climbing halls with climbing spaces of 700 m2, 300 m2 and 200 m2. There are also two saunas at their locations Heydukova 6 in Prague 8 that you can visit daily from 9:00 – 22:00.
VŠE’s Sports Complex at Třebešíně: Enjoy 75 trails up to 12 meters high in the university’s sports complex located in Žižkov. You can get a climb in before work during opening hours that are from 7:00 – 22:00 Monday to Friday and 8:00 – 22:00 on weekends.
Sports Hall Radotín: 11 lines with multiple routes each on a wall up to 12.5 meters. Located at U Starého stadionu 1585/9 in Prague 5, the climbing wall is available 14:00 – 22:00 Monday – Friday and 9:00 – 21:00 on weekends.
Adrenaline Pit: Offering a great climbing call including an overhang partially on the ceiling, the climbing space is 10.7 meters high and 21 meter wide. The overhand is 8.8 meters with 5.8 meters on the ceiling. Located centrally at Václavské náměstí 835/13a15 in Prague 1, the Adrenaline Pit is open 7:00 – 23:00 Monday – Thursday, 7:00 – 22:00 on Friday, 9:00 – 22:00 on Saturday and 9:00 – 23:00 on Sunday.
Sports Center Evropská: The cozy sports center has a great climbing area with 26 lines for multiple routes with the max height of 9 meters. Located at José Martího 31 in Prague 6, the opening hours are 7:00 – 22:30 Monday – Thursday, 7:00 – 22:00 on Friday and 8:00 – 22:00 on weekends.
Climbing Wall Pod Juliskou: Offering 14 routes up to 13.5 meters high, the climbing space belongs to ČVUT. Located at Pod Juliskou 4 in Prague 6, the opening hours are 7:00 – 22:00 Monday – Friday.
Gymnázium Jana Keplera: The climbing space requires booking in advance but offers 45 routes up to 10 meters high. Located at Parléřova 2 in Prague 6, the space doesn’t have regular opening hours so you need to contact them at 233 352 546-8.
Climbing Wall Troja: A smaller cozier climbing wall with 12 routes up to 9 meters high. Located at Vodácká 1, Prague 7, the wall is available daily from 9:00 – 19:00 but requires prior reservation by calling 731 604 195, 283 029 333.
Ultra Ant: Up to 7 meters of 20 climbing routes and 120 boulders. Located at Týnská 17 in Prague 1, the opening hours are 14:00 – 22:00 Monday – Thursday and 10:00 – 22:00 on Friday.
Boulder My Way: Enjoy 23 climbing routes on a wall up to 13 meters high. Located at U Cukrovaru in Prague 9, the opening hours are 8:00 – 22:00 Monday – Friday and 9:00 – 22:00 on weekends.
Lokal Blok: Offering 60 bouldering routes that change every month and go up to 4.5 meters. Located at Náměstí 14. října 2173/10 in Prague 5, Lokal Blok was open 12:00 – 23:00 Monday – Friday and 14:00 – 22:00 weekends. During July and August the hours are 14:00 – 23:00 Monday – Friday.
Boulder Bar: Up to 4.3 meters and routes in 6 varying difficulties. Located at U výstaviště 11/230 in Prague 7, Boulder Bar is open 8:00 – 23:00 Monday – Friday and 9:00 – 23:00 on weekends.
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