Krucze Skały in Karpacz is a small climbing area, but rich in bolted routes in the IV – VI range. For people climbing at this level, it can be a good alternative to crowded Sokoliki.

Krucze Skały (Raven Rocks) are two small rock walls with routes from 10 to 24 m high. They are located right next to the parking lot, on the hiking trail, which makes them a frequent trip point for ordinary tourists.

krucze skały w karpaczu

Strangely, however, they are not particularly popular with climbers. On nice summer weekends, when in Sokoliki it is difficult to find easy bolted routes, which are not occupied, you can easily find something for yourself in Karpacz.

There are a little over 40 routes in the area, of which over 60% are routes with grades from IV to VI+. There are also single III routes and a few routes with difficulty above VI.2. Most of the routes are bolted, but there are also a few trad ones, from level III to V. So if you have just done a rock climbing course and want to practice placing your own protection on easy, short routes, Raven Rocks are the right place.

I like the long VI routes in this area the most: Misja Martyna and Direttissima. It is also worth trying VI.1+ (Crema de la crema) running next to it, which in my opinion is quite easy for this grade. It has the same belay as the Direttissima, so you can easily hang the toprope.

krucze skały, karpacz

The rocks are granite, just like in Sokoliki and Rudawy. The same as there, there is very good friction, but at the same time I feel that the rock is not that rough, so a little more pleasant to the skin of the hands. Climbing has a similar character and on the route Misja Martyna there is even a short vertical crack where you can practice wedging.

On the plus side for this place is also the location right next to the parking lot. It takes about half an hour to get there by car from the 9up campsite, which is the same as the approach from there in Sokoliki.

And the views of the Karkonosze Mountains are quite nice :)

karkonosze z kruczych skał

You can find topo at Portal Górski.

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