ABOUT THE AREA
Drava Valley was first being thoroughly explored for its climbing potential by Rok Šisernik from Slovenj Gradec. In 2007, he found the first boulders in Ožbalt. Soon, local climbers joined him and helped him clean most of the existing boulders. The Krimpzeit sector was also discovered by Rok Šisernik, two years later. Ožbalt is a bouldering area in an amazing ambiance and is suitable for all climbers. It is also known as the first Slovenian bouldering area with a more quality rock, since other areas in Slovenia are dominated by limestone.
Most of the land and parking spaces are state property. The access from the parking space to the sector is private.
Pohorje’s granite / tonalite and gneiss. Sharp rock, not finger-friendly. Mostly small edges (crimps).
All year round. Best in late autumn and early spring.
Climbers who helped in the area development: Rok Klančnik, Tomaž Žužel, David Mencinger, Marko Marflak, Robi Jamnik, Jernej Kruder, Izidor Zupan and others