1st Hvar Climbing Festival

We are thrilled to announce the 1st Hvar Climbing Festival!

Rock-climbers, get ready for an unforgettable experience! We invite you to the first climbing festival in Vela Stiniva, Pokrivenik and Lučišća! This is an opportunity to get together with other enthusiasts to test your climbing skills on some of the most impressive rockfaces on Hvar. You will be greeted by phenomenal views and magnificent natural scenery, while our experienced guides will help you safely to enjoy everything which this festival has to offer!

All information will be updated also on facebook page: CLIMBINGONHVAR

Base camp, where there will also be a relevant programme of events: Kamp Mina, Jelsa

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Thursday 8.6.2023. (Corpus Christi holiday)

Meet&greet day.

17h Yoga with Iva

18h Workshop on aromatic plants of Hvar island – free

19h Jelsa town tour – free

20h Opening ceremony and program overview of the Climbing festival

Friday 9.6.2023.

Climbing marathon in Vela Stiniva, one of the best climbing areas in the world. All of the rock in Stiniva is next to the beach, so you can cool your muscles in the cristal clear Adriatic sea in between climbs.

8:30h FREE Shuttle boat from Jelsa to Stiniva

9:00h Start of the marathon

21:00h End of the marathon

21:30h FREE Shuttle boat from Stiniva to Jelsa

Saturday 10.6.2023

First ascent day in Lucisca

Lučišća is a tufa paradise recently bolted and still mostly unclimbed. Routes start from 5c, but most of them are in the F7a-F9b level. Many king lines are waiting for the first ascent, including the megat line of the island, a 60m monster approximated at 9b+. Come there to climb and support the first ascentionists!

8:30h FREE Shuttle bus from Jelsa to Lučišća

9:00h First ascents day with Dani Andrada, Mina Markovič, Klemen Bečan and many more

Photo credit (1st picture) Luka Fonda

18:00h FREE Shuttle bus from Lučišća to Jelsa

20:00h Mini fair of local products

21:00h Party in the camp with DJ

Sunday 11.6.2023

Free climbing, deep water soloing or multi pitch climbing. This day is up to you. But we do provide a free shuttle bus to another area next to the sea, the lovely Pokrivenik. Like in Vela Stiniva, here you can also mix the beach with your ascents, only a few meters apart.

9:30h FREE Shuttle boat from Jelsa to Pokrivenik

20:00h Free Shuttle boat from Pokrivenik to Jelsa.


  • Participants who register by June 1st 2023 will be guaranteed a 30% discount on the ferry fare from Split to Stari Grad and a 10% discount on the camping fee at the Mina Camp. To register, send your details (name, surname, year of birth, country) to this email address: antonio.buj@tzjelsa.hr, with the title ‘HvarClimbing Festival-prijava’, to secure the aforementioned discounts.
  • Transfers to the Hvar climbing sites will be provided.


Vela Stiniva


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