'Are there any crags in Hungary at all?' Maybe the answer is surprising, but YES, THERE ARE. If it's your dream to climb routes on snow-white rockfaces on the top of hills covered by beech forest and enjoy the magnificant view from the peak, then it's time to come to Hungary! Here you can find lots of routes from the easiest to the extremely difficult. Many need great strength, endurance and technique (and a good bit of resolve ). You may be dazzled by the great variety of forms and colours. (The latter refers to the leaves in autumn, because the rockfaces are usually white.) Lots of recently discovered areas provide exciting opportunities to open new routes. Friendly people, pretty girls.... What more do you need to persuade you?
Pictures about hungarian crags
CLIMATE: The winter is cold, usually with a little snow. Except for a few sunny places and indoor walls, you can't climb. Spring is much more pleasant, you can begin climbing from March on. ( Bad luck if it's raining...) Summer is dry and hot, but don't worry, you can find some cool places. Autumn is like spring, it's warm and sunny until November.
STONE TYPES: Most walls consist of wavey, holey Dachstein limestone. Sometimes limestone is mixed with dolomite, it's full of rims and edges. Some places you can find vulcanic rock (andesite). Sandstone is very rare.
PROTECTION: Nearly every wall of the country is protected by bolts and pitons. There are some routes (usually the easier ones) that are traditionally protected (friends & nuts).
GRADING OF THE ROUTES: UIAA
CAMPING: You can wild camp or bivouac under the rocks.
DISCLAIMER: Climbing is forbidden in some areas of Hungary.
YOU CAN BUY CLIMBING GUIDES ABOUT HUNGARY IN THE CLIMBING SHOPS OF BUDAPEST
MOUNTEX and TENGERSZEM
1. Mecsek (not a big place)
2. Area near lake Balaton (boulders and crags for hot summer days)
3. Lake Velence (only small crags)
5. GERECSE: Tardosbanya, Kis-Gerecse (the best places , with the hardest routes)
6. Pilis: Strazsa-hegy, Ketagu-hegy, Vaskapu, Pilisszanto, Oszoly (popular places around Budapest)
7. Budai Hg. : Kecskehegy, Franciabanya (Crags in Budapest)
8. Matra : Csokako, Baranyko
9. Bukk: Dedes, Hamor, Feherko
10 Zemplen Hg. : Solyom-ko