Mountain Experience

Five Days Rock Climbing Trip In Macedonia

“Rock Trip” tour in Macedonia

The five-days “rock trip” tour in Macedonia includes climbing in four different alpine locations, in different ambient and on different rocks by composition.

Highlights of the trip:

1. Climbing in Canyon Matka, the most famous climbing area
2. Climbing on excellent limestone in Demir Kapija
3. Climbing in one of the world famous bouldering areas around city of Prilep
4. Enjoying traditional food and wines at the homes of the local population

Difficulty Level


Best period

March to late October


Everybody has to know that the right clothing and equipment is essential for a successful mountain trip. There will be some items and travel clothes which you will want to pack for the journey which will not be required on the tour in the mountains, so these may be left at your hotel and collected at the end, a light fold away small bag is useful for these items.

The following list is a combination of suggestion, advice and our experience of what you will need. For additional information's do not hesitate to contact us.

This is what we think essential for safety and basic comfort.

For climbing

  • Approach shoes or trail running shoes
  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Carabiners - non locking x 5 pcs
  • Carabiners - auto locking or manual locking x 3 pcs
  • Belay device
  • Tapes 4 x 60 cm
  • Accessory cord 2 x 2m (5 mm)

For outdoor

Sun protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
Clothing warm weather
  • Wicking T - shirt (synthetic or wool)
  • Wicking underwear
  • Quick - drying pants or shorts
  • Long - sleeve shirt (protecting from sun, bugs)
  • Sun - shielding hat
  • Bandana or Buff
Clothing cool weather
  • Wicking long - sleeve T - shirt
  • Wicking long underwear
  • Hat, cap, skullcap, balaclava or headband
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rainwear (jackets, pants - waterproof and breathable)
  • Fleece jacket or vest, and pants
  • Backpack 30 - 45 liters
  • Energy food and beverages
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • First aid kit
  • Knife or multi - tool, duct tape strips
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes and toilet rolls
  • Small Ziploc plastic boxes
  • Notebook & Pencil
  • Money belt


Day 1

Climbing on Matka. During the first day we will climb sport routes on the central rock of Canyon Matka. After the climbing, we’ll enjoy in traditional Macedonian food in the Monastery Saint Nicholas.

Day 2

The second day is also planned for climbing on Matka. During this day we will climb multi pitch routes on the central rock in the canyon. After the climbing we’ll have lunch, and then we’ll have a boat tour on the Matka Lake.

Day 3

Climbing in the alpine location Plocha located about half way between Shtip and Radovis. We will be climbing long directions with different difficulty that is maximally safely equipped with “in situ” insurance. In the evening we will go to a restaurant and have Shtipsko-Radovishka pastrmajlija (a specialty in the region of Shtip and Radovish).

Day 4

The fourth day is planned for climbing on the rocks in Demir Kapija. Then, we will mostly be climbing on long directions in fantastic limestone and we will enjoy the beautiful panoramas above the Vardar River. In the afternoon we will enjoy in the local kitchen specialties and the famous Demir Kapija’s wine.

Day 5

Climbing in the “unavoidable” tourist – climbing centre Kamena Baba near Prilep. We will climb boulder problems – directions and short sport directions. After the climbing, we’ll go and enjoy in the far known traditional kitchen of Prilep.

Tour Photos