Access to Podstine limited

A landowner started building a house on the only forrest path to Podstine climbing crags. First issue was the avalanche started by a bad mining job that hit the neighbours hard. But the bigger problem is going to hit the neighbours and climbers alike, as the only path to the beaches and climbing crags is probably going to be walled and unavailable.

Two access ways will remain available, but both probably complex

  • By sea, using a small boat
  • By a path close to the sea. Legally, 7m from the seafront is public property and free to use for all citizens. BUT, getting to those 7m will be a challenge, since above it is private land.

For now, do your best to get to Podstine and leave a comment if there are any issues.

(We hope that this does not await other crags on Hvar, as many of them border with private property or are actually on private property. Buying land from a Climbers’ fund to enable access to climbing areas is probably not going to be an option on Hvar, considering the prices.)

One Comment

  1. Toby
    September 29, 2023

    Climbed at Plodstine today (Sept 2023). We walked sea front on the way (before the tunnel we found a set of steps down to the sea) and at the end we climbed over the top and walked over the cliffs on the way out. Although a lot of traversing on rocks just above the water, the route by the sea is better. Abseil would be really hard to find through overgrown shrubs/forest. Best option: boat or SUP if you can afford it!

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