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About Hungary:


- For its small size, Hungary offers lots of varied types of climbing from multipitch traditional cracks and difficult sport climbing to sandstone bouldering and aid climbing. There is almost no region that doesn't have climbing, so anywhere in Hungary you can find a unique climbing area. The crags are rarely crowded, and the people here respect them and clean up, so they are nice and clean.

- The rocks are usually pocketed limestone, but there is also volcanic rock, granite, and some sandstone. In areas like Kis-Gerecse, the unique layered rock from the JURA era provides many interesting routes full of small ridges and crimps. The rock tends to be reddish brown, white, orange or gray. North of Lake Balaton, there is lots of volcanic rock that provides a very unique experience (Bishop type rock).

- The best times to climb here are in the fall and spring. Most climbers find the winter a bit too cold for most areas, and the summer too hot. However, there are areas such as Oroszlan Szika, Ezust--Hegy, Vargesztes, and Feherko where it is possible to climb in the winter. In the summer, places such as Kis-Gerecse, Tardosbanya, and Hamor Wall stay cool.

- At almost every crag there is free camping. It isn't always legal to do so, however as long as you leave no trace behind, no one will bother you and tell you to leave. Please leave no trace of your being there (trash, food, etc.), a lot of the areas have already been closed for people disrespecting the landowners, and the last thing we need is for another crag to close.

Most of the crags are well protected by bolts and pitons. It will be indicated if an area has traditional climbing.