Rila is the highest mountain on the Balkan peninsula whith the summit of Mussala - 2923m high. It is perfect for trecking, downslope (Borovetz ski center) and crosscountry skiing, and also it is one of the two most popular climbing regions in Bulgaria.
Location: This climbing area is situated in vicinity to the Maljovitza hut in North-West Rila mountain.
Lodging: At the hut or two mountain shelters (Granitna Voda and Strashnoto Ezero) near the rocks. Also camping is possible at Partizanska poljana. Marked paths to the shelters.
The crags: The area is vast, offering various routes in different
stiles on the steep walls of 20-25 summits. In this page I have subdivided
the area in several regions. The crags near Maljovitza hut (red numbers
1-3 on the scheme above) are the most easily accessible and are good for
bad weather conditions. The region around Mt
Maljovitza (5-8) is maybe the most popular. The summits betweem Eleni
Vryh and Orlovetz (10-14) are part of the famous winter traverse and
offer some interesting routes. The longest routes here (up to 400 m) are
situated on the walls of Dvuglav and Uglata (15-18).
The steepest rock faces in the area can be found on the eastern walls of
Zyb and Djavolskite Igli (19-20). The Kupenite region (21-26) is interesting
with its north faces, never seen by the sun.
In the region of Sedemte Ezera hut: Haramiiata and Dodov vruh.
In the region of Skakavitza hut: The Skakavitza waterfall. About 50m high.
In the region of Zavrachitza
hut (access from Borovetz ski center): Ibar, Mancho, Chengene Chal
- 11 routes. III+ to VI+. 5-6 rope lengths. Ghidebook - the same