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Climbing on Svatošské skály


Category: Outdoor Climbing Region: Karlovy Vary and its surroundings Town: Karlovy Vary


Located on the territory of the Slavkovský les Protected Landscape Area, the Svatošské skály (Jan Svatoš Rocks) National Nature Monument is probably the most famous climbing site in the Karlovy Vary Region. The imposing rock grouping may be found on the left bank of the Ohře River on the route of the popular tourist and cycle path leading from Loket to Karlovy Vary.

The almost 50-metre high cliffs consist of several main formations, which each were named according to the legend of the wedding procession turned to stone: Jan Svatoš (German: Hans Heiling), the Bride and the Groom, the Priest, the Wedding Witnesses, the Musicians, the Father-in-Law, the Mother-in-Law, and the Chateau. The height of the cliffs ranges from 10 to 50 metres and they are formed by coarse-grained granite, which makes them suitable for all climbing styles. You may find more than 100 marked climbing routes. According to UIAA classification, the climbing difficulty is graded between II and VIII.

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