Cesky Raj, known as the Bohemian Paradise, is the oldest nature reserve in Czech Republic. Only an hour’s drive from Prague, climbing here has a remote, wild vibe. Steep rock cliffs plunge straight down into deep valleys and tall sandstone towers are covered by lonely pine trees.
There are very few bolts (or sometimes none) and using friends, nuts and other metal gear is prohibited to protect the rock from damage. Climbers use knotted prusiks and slings of different sizes for protection. This adventurous style of climbing is closely linked to the local climbing mentality, very traditional and purist. It sounds odd but it works
Very few foreigners climb on the stunning towers of Cesky Raj, even if these rock formations are world-renowned. Why? Well, trad climbing without cams nor nuts is not for everybody and it is almost impossible to find public information on how to do it safely. This is what Mapo Tapo Czech Trad Climbing clinic is about: climbing the incredible sandstone of Bohemian Paradise, learning from local guides how to use this unique and pure style, preserving the rock for future generations and gaining the respect of the locals.
The trad climbing master is conceived for climbers that want to climb the unique sandstone towers in Bohemian Paradise and are curious about the Czech climbing technique. Even if you will be with certified mountain guides, it is advised to be confident climbing at least 5c to fully enjoy the area. You should add to that a curious attitude and thirst for adventure!
Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Rock climbing is a risk sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge not to go outdoor alone
The program is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, climbing level -and endurance of the group