Climbing Areas Suché Skály and Vranovský Hřeben

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The very popular rock locality is recommended for experienced climbers.

The sandstone ridge of the Vranovský Hřeben was pushed by tectonic processes out of the underground level, and erected in the vertical position. The characteristic outline of the ragged rocks is a great attraction for those who love climbing sports even from more distant places.

The climbing locality comprises, besides the Suché Skály and the Vranovský Hřeben, also the Betlémské Skály, Chléviště, Drábovna, the Klokočské Skály, the Raubířské Stěny and many others.

The solid Cenomanian sandstone of the Suché Skály and the Vranovský Hřeben resembles mountainous terrains and offers marvellous climbing experiences. A big advantage is that, because of the solid rock, you can climb even after rain, not damaging the rock in the way it would happen to the softer sandstone in the surrounding localities. The Klokočské Skály are a large rock formation with a steel rock wall that falls down the valley of the Klokočský Brook. Because of erosion, isolated rock walls were formed as well.

The Betlémské Skály, in fact, are linked with the Klokočské Skály. The most popular part is the mushroom-like rock with two rock gates named Trojnožka or Děravec. To the northeast, there is a ten-metre-high rock named Zdenčina Skála; above the valley of the Klokočský Brook you can admire rounded rock outcrops, nicknamed elephant back.