Kolombarica Beach, Rt Kamenjak, Istria, Croatia

Deep water soloing on the southern point of Istra.

Approach notes

Rt Kamenjak is on the Premantura Peninsula, 10 km south of Pula. Lonely Planet says it costs 25 KN to drive on to the Peninsula (it seems to be free sometimes). Follow signs for Kolombarica and park at the Safari Bar; it has beer, snacks, slacklines and other fun things.

There are two DWS routes here but lots of potential:

Milan Europa  6b ***

9m. Traverse in from the platform on the left until the line of black holds is reached. Pull up the increasing steepness into the central scoop and better holds. Over nice deep water.

First Ascent: Gunther Banko  1992


Miksche  6b+ **

10m. A diagonal traverse in from the right to the highest point; finish up the tower right of the scoop of Milan Europa. Pumpy.

Kurt Miksche? (Gunter wasn’t certain) – Gunther Banko’s mate. 1991


Gunther Banko, from Austria, just happened to be on hand the day we visited.  The lad in the photo was a newer Austrian climber.

Deep Water Solo in Istria, Croatia.


You can tick these two classics at http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=20863.