ABOUT THE AREA
There has been climbing in Vintgar for three decades. The first to climb its boulders were mountain climbers from Slovenska Bistrica while preparing for their expeditions to the Himalayas and the Andes. Boštjan Potočnik and Milan Romih then started to clean the boulders and were later helped by Domen Oder. Now, there is a truly beautiful local bouldering area in Jurgovo. Every autumn, climbers from Slovenska Bistrica put together the Bisterca Bolder Fest, a bouldering festival with a focus on climbing and social gathering of enthusiastic climbers.
Most of the land is private property, which is why you should be extra careful and respectful of nature.
Pohorje’s granite / tonalite and gneiss. Fine, finger-friendly rock. Mostly small edges (crimps) and round holds (slopers).
All year round. Best in autumn and spring. In Spa sector also in summer.
Climbers who helped in the area development: Danilo Tič, Primož Pišek, Darjan Potočnik, Marjan Frešer, Simon Unuk, Robert Krapše.