Pecka Rock Climbing Festival 19 - 21 May 2017

06 May 2017

They say that seven is a lucky number, for us it certainly is - the seventh annual Pecka Rock Climbing Festival is before us. For the seventh year in a row, Pecka will, for three days, be the centre of climbing culture in Bosnia and the surrounding.

This year, the festival will take place from 19th – 21st of May. As in the previous years, you can expect some fantastic climbing complemented by the accompanying content that makes this festival so special.

All of those who have been our guests over the past years know what we are talking about, and those who will visit Pecka for the first time can experience the kingdom of the pockets on the walls, fantastic local food, highline, an unforgettable Forest party and a forest cinema. More than 120 routes, of different styles and difficulties, with lengths between 15 and 35 meters await you.

The rules are the same as in the past years: You come, climb and have fun :) Still, we have something for those with a competitive spirit. For those that climb the most routes and the most difficult route, we prepared symbolic prizes.

All visitors that pay a fee of 10 EUR will get a printed guidebook, and this year your outdoor climbing style will be completed with a Pecka Rock Climbing scarf, that will replace the festival t-shirt. Trust us, they look great.:)

More information about the climbing area and the routes can be obtained from the organisers and the staff at the festival. This year too, we present the Pecka Forest Cinema, as well as Pecka Forest Party in the mystical atmosphere of Pecka’s groves :)

See you!

 

Basic information:

 

Accommodation: A camping place is reserved, no electricity (but, there is a possibility of charging electrical devices in the village, located 5 minutes walking from the campsite)

Food: Not provided. There is a shop approximately 5km away, on the way to the camp. It is possible to buy domestic products (bread, kajmak, eggs, rakija…) and whole meals in the village.

Registration fee: Registration fee for the festival is 20 BAM or 10 EUR.

Registration: Registration of participants is done online, by clicking HERE.


Preliminary programme: (times stated in the schedule are reference-only, and are susceptible to change, depending on the wishes of the participants, the weather...)


Friday, 19th May

Welcome and acquaintance with the organisation of the camp:

Bolting and climbing the whole day

20:00h – Opening of the festival and meeting with basic information

20:15h - Partying and hanging out :)

 

Saturday, 20th May

Whole day climbing

20:00h - Dinner and Pecka Forest Cinema

21:30h - Pecka Forest Party

Sunday, 21th May

09:00h - 12:00h - Climbing

12:00h - Award presenting ceremony and photos

 

After the festival all interested participants will be able to prolong their stay in the camp.

 

How to get to the festival?

The climbing area Pecka is located in the municipality of Mrkonjić Grad, near Baraći village, located on the road Mrkonjić Grad – Glamoč. From Baraći you only need to follow the signs to the resort Ubovića Brdo/Nikoletići and climbing Pecka (see the camp site marked on Google Maps).
 

If coming from the north/Banja Luka.

Check the route marked on Google Maps.

The easiest (and most beautiful) way is to travel directly south the M16 regional road from Banja Luka, through canyon Tijesno, towards Jajce and later turn right in the direction of Mrkonjić Grad. In Mrkonjić Grad you need to turn towards Ribnik/Ključ and when you cross the overpass (just after the crossroads) drive for about 8 km to the turnoff for Glamoč. At this juncture there is a gas station. From that turn, drive straight (pass near the resort and eco zone Zelenkovac), to the village Baraći. There you should turn right (signpost Pecka) and then follow the signs for the last 7 km to Ubovića Brdo/Nikoletići.

It is also possible to travel from Banja Luka to Baraći by bus that goes to Glamoč. From there you can go on foot or call someone from the organizers to come and get you. Another option, for those who want a little adventure, is to go to Mrkonjić Grad, with relatively frequent buses, and from there hitchhike to Baraći.
 

If coming from the south (Sarajevo, Mostar).

The easiest way is to use the regional road M16 towards Jajce. In Jajce, turn left towards Mrkonjić Grad and Jezero. Near Jezero, turn left again towards the Šipovo. You need to go through Šipovo and continue to Baraći. In Baraći turn left and after about 20 meters you will reach the turn to Pecka/Ubovića Brdo. From there follow the route as described above.
 

From abroad.

For those who live relatively close to the north of B&H, it is best to go by car via Zagreb and/or Gradiška to Banja Luka, and then follow the instructions above. Or travel by public transport to Zagreb and then by bus or train to Banja Luka. After that, follow the instructions above.

If coming from the south (Dalmatia, Montenegro, Macedonia...), look VIA MICHELIN and enter the destination Baraći.

For those who live further on - the easiest way is to fly to Zagreb, Tuzla or Belgrade (Wizzair, Germanwings, Ryanair, Easyjet, etc.). Then a bus or train to Banja Luka. From Banja Luka to use public transport as described above.

We can provide transportation from BL with prior notice of at least four days before the beginning of the festival. It is possible that fuel costs will be charged, so contact us beforehand in order to make arrangements.
 

Note:

- Bring your own quickdraws, they will not be clipped in routes. 

- All competitors are encouraged to use helmets while climbing and belaying.

- Climbing with top rope, shall be punished by whipping :)

- If you want to order something from the local food (kajmak!!!, milk, bread, pies, rakija...) it is recommended to contact us in advance to leave our hosts enough time to prepare, and to avoid a long wait.

 

Naslovna strana Nace Grgorinič penje Meša Selimovič 7b, fotografisao Igor Vukić.

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Monday: 19h - 22h
Tuesday: 19h - 22h
Thursday: 19h - 22h
Sunday: 19h - 22h

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