Ice climbing course

Ice climbing course

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Location Lat/Lon: 42.23055°N / 23.30269°E
Activities Activities: Ice Climbing
Seasons Season: Winter


In January 2012, Mountains and People Association (Bulgarian participant in UIMLA) made a short ice climbing course for its members. The event was held close to Skakavitsa hut, Rila mountains, Bulgaria. Two months later in this place took part the National Ice Climbing Tournament. There are three climbing sites around - The Big Waterfall, The Small Waterfall and The Stalactites.
Not far away is situated the highest ice-wall in Bulgaria - above The Okoto (The Eye) lake - up to 2650 m altitude.

Getting There

You can reach the area with a car from Sofia, arriving at Panichishte lift station (very close to Pionerska hut). Then you have to follow the trail to Skakavitsa hut. We used another trail, starting from Gornata Zemya hut; it's the shortest one, but you have to drive off-road a bit.


The hut is cozy and cheap - 10 BGN (equal to 5 EUR) per night. The place is situated in a national reserve, so tents are doubtful.

Day schedule

We stayed for three days, with two days of climbing. We were divided on three groups, each group on a different climbing site.


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rgg - Jan 25, 2012 3:17 pm - Hasn't voted


First of all, a warm welcome to SP.

I saw that you created this as a Mountain/Rock. However, a course is no mountain or rock. Depending a bit on the text that you are going to write here, suitable object types would be Trip Report, Album, Article or Custom Object.

For example, if there are only going to be images, an Album is the best. If you're going to write about what happened during the course, a Trip Report would be a logical choice.

An Article is when you have any subject to write about that's suitable for Summitpost that doesn't fit very well in any of the other categories. An article describing how to learn ice climbing would be a good example, even if you can can only really learn that properly by doing it - man, do I wish I had some nice ice nearby!
Back to the object type of Article: my own personal opinion is that it should focus on one subject only. However, there is no rule that says it should. The official description for an Article object is "How-To's, Informational pieces, and News." That covers a whole lot. If you browse a few of the better Articles out here, you'll see what I mean.

Finally, a Custom Object can be used for just about anything that's allowed on SP.

You can read more about all this here.

Hope this helps and we get to see many more contributions,
Ciao, Rob


nothingmaster - Jan 26, 2012 10:42 am - Hasn't voted

Thank you

for your comprehensive post. Actually, the page is still unfinished, due to my way of doing these things (a very slow one...). Probably I'll stick to Album.
See you around,


SoCalHiker - Jan 25, 2012 11:41 pm - Hasn't voted


I agree with the first comment. I converted the page into a custom object until you have a chance to work on it more. Once you are finished it can be converted into the right object (album, trip report, etc.).

Thanks for your willingness to contribute.

Cheers, Guido


nothingmaster - Jan 26, 2012 10:44 am - Hasn't voted


I'll finish it in the next days, it will probably be an album... But if I'm not too lazy, the page can grow to a trip report ^_^

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