Climbing wall Osp

by | Jul 14, 2023

The village of Osp, one of the oldest Slovenian villages, mentioned as early as 1067, is registered as a settlement heritage in the Register of Immovable Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Slovenia.

The clustered village with Istrian and Karst architecture was formed at the foot of the Karst edge.

The compact core of the village is interspersed with narrow streets (buildings in rows or closed courtyards), and the main street winds its way up towards the Grad cave, where the Osapska river originates. In front of the cave there used to be a castle – a fort, today you can see the remains of the defensive walls at this place.

On the edge of the village, you can also see the church of St. Thomas from the 18th century.

But Osp is also known as a paradise for sport climbing. A horseshoe-shaped wall rises above the village and represents one of the most important climbing areas in Europe.

The striking semicircular overhanging wall, which was created as a result of the collapse of the former cave ceiling, is the hallmark of one of the oldest villages in Slovenia.

At the time of the Turkish invasions, it offered protection to the inhabitants, but today it is a real climbing training ground, where it can be very crowded on weekends and holidays.

Due to the favorable coastal climate, which allows climbing all year round, and the large range of diverse routes of all difficulties, Osp can be placed at the very top of the Slovenian climbing offer.

The excellence of the rock, which ranges from sharp and unfriendly to pads to burnt stalactites with great grips, offers a lot of joy to lovers of the vertical, so it is no wonder that it attracts climbers from near and far.