Discover Hrádok, the second biggest climbing area in Slovakia after the Tatras

It's a great place to prepare for climbing in the Tatras.

(Source: TASR)

Hrádok, the rocky area with 100-metre-tall andesite wall by Vtáčnik Mountain in Bystričianska valley, has been luring local climbers for dozens of years.

Traipse through a region tangled in tales of romance, torture and prestige with the Trenčín Region Travel Guide.Traipse through a region tangled in tales of romance, torture and prestige with the Trenčín Region Travel Guide. (Source: Spectacular Slovakia)

It is the highest andesite wall in Slovakia and the second-biggest climbing locality after the Tatras. The wall is accessible from Kamenec pod Vtáčnikom or Bystričany in Trenčín Region, which is possible to discover with our Trenčín travel guide.

When climbing to the top, where a pagan fortification used to stand centuries ago, climbers may use about 80 routes of varying difficulty.

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A view of Bystričianska valley awaits climbers at the top.

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