10th Climbing Festival in Demir Kapija


 The 10th Jubilee of Sport Climbing Festival in Demir Kapija officially has finished. Although our climbing rallies started back in 1997, the Festival officially started 10 years ago and this year we proudly celebrated this Jubilee.

100 climbers were competing on single and multy-pitch routes. 60 of them, visitors from: Norway, Russia, France, Italy, New Zeeland, Bulgaria and Greece. World Champion Salavat Rakhmetov was for a first time in Demir Kapija.The community of climbers were eager to attend his master class and spend some time with their idol. Junior vice-champion from France Gautier Supper could not hide his excitement for discovering new rocks around Demir Kapija climbing locality. These two exceptional climbers have climbed all projects in Demir Kapija, rate them and finally the routes that were not climbed many years are ready and waiting new climbers.

This year the organizer of the event was Sport Climbing Club “Karpi za Sekoj” from Demir Kapija, which passed from SCC “Astibo” Stip, which in turn was handed by SCC “No Limits” from Strumica. Who got it from the first organizer SCC “Extrem” from Skopje. This is an indication that as an organized sport climbing we are progressing with the years in the cities throughout Macedonia. This year we worked hard to help Demir Kapija to become famous world climbing locality. For that purpose we opened to new sectors called “Pirin” and “Gorna Plaza” or “Egej”, also we have made new routes in all existing sectors over Demir Kapija climbing locality. Besides that we changed some old bolts with new in VDD Sector, we set up wooden info tables for the sectors, we cleaned all the canyon and etc. For all this to be done we have financial support for the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism of Republic of North Macedonia. This was followed by the good organization of the festival by the organizer “Karpi za site” climbing club and the financial support from Municipality of Demir Kapija, IME Foundation, Swiss and French Embassies, Vertical Sport, Scout, Coffee Circle and DDCom Computers. At the end we want to say thank you to all people that worked from January till now, so that we can enjoy the many new easy, medium, hard, long sport climbing directions in Demir Kapija made by our sport climber instructors and their assistants who have worked unselfishly and hard in the past period. We will continue to work and make this locality even more beautiful and attractive.