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Sunday 09.05. 14:00 h Željina litica - St Michael fortress, Preko, Island Ugljan

Sport climbing is a sport in which a climber uses the strength, endurance of his body and knowledge of climbing technique to advance the rock, while his technical means are used solely for insurance against injury. It is well known that sport climbing has a number of positive effects: Physical development of the body and development of motor skills (endurance, flexibility, coordination, balance); improves focus, strengthens self-confidence, favors solving fear of heights.

You could say that this sport has been entering its "mature" phase inrecent years – there has been an incredible increase of interest in sport, artificial rock halls are "emanating" everywhere, the number of professional sports climbers is growing, interest from sponsors and investors is growing rapidly, and, as a crown to everything, a decision has recently been made to enter the Olympic sports community at the next two Olympic Games inTokyo 2021 and Paris 2024.

So, we decided to bring some of this excitement to Zadar Outdoor Festival 2021! 

LOCATION: Željina litica, St Michael, Island Ugljan

Željina litica at the foot of St. Michael on the island of Ugljan is a three hundred meters wide rocky barrier with a height of 10m to even 60m, characterized by both gray compact plates and red and yellow overhangs. For now, the location has 30 active sport climbing routes weighing from beginner to relatively demanding, and there is potential for at least that much more. The ambience at the foot of the cliff among the holm oak forests and ancient olive trees isspecial, and additional charm is given by the views of the Zadar archipelago, primarily the islands of Iž and Dugi otok. The advantage of the cliff is the possibility of year-round climbing, and perhaps the most favorable conditions are in winter - due to favorable climatic conditions, but also the orientation of the rock that provides shelter from the wind bora. During the summer months the temperatures are high, but in the immediate vicinity there is the beach Željina, which is only a 10-minute walk from the rocks. Through a whole series of cliffs passes a mountain path that makes the area an attractive excursion site forvarious sports and recreational facilities.



Through the one-day workshop we will introduce you to: the definition of sport climbing; equipment and its proper use; climbing techniques; types of ascents; assessments and descriptions of climbing ascents and much more. In the second part of the workshop, each participant will try to master some of the directions within the climbing area of The Željina Litica at the foot of St.Michael's in completely safe and controlled conditions (so-called "toprope"). The climbing location is in the northernmost sector called "Đigi bau" where 5 directions weighing from 4c to 5c are arranged.



Competition in speed climbing on one climbing direction. It is a competition in which competitors climb secured from above (so-called top rope), and where the criterion for determining the position of competitors in the overall ranking represents the time needed to successfully master the course. The ascent time covers the time from the referee's start signal to the moment when the competitor touches with one hand the end of the direction indicated by the metal anchor of the direction.

LANGUAGE: English 

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes

WHERE: Climbing area Željina litica atthe at the foot of St. Michael's, Preko Village, Ugljan Island

WHEN: 09.05.2021. 10:00 – 17:00

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited (small groups; reservation required)

Suitable for anyone aged 18 and above 


Start packages

Start packages can be picked upat INFO POINT in Preko tourist board office, Magazin 8, 23273 Preko, Ugljan island.

Opening hours of Info point:

Friday, 07.05. from 14:00 to20:00 h

Saturday, 08.05. from 9:00 to 20:00 h

Sunday, 09.05. from 09:00 to 20:00 h

Organised transfer to St Michael's Fortress starts at 09:30 h (for the workshop) a  12:30 h (for competition) in front of the INFO POINT. 

Return transfer is at 3:00 h and 17:30 h  

NOTICE: from St Michael's Fortress until Željina litica there is a walking path which will take you about 20 min. 

A personal document is required in order to take over the starting number and the starting package. It is possible for another person to take over the starting package, but only by presenting a competitor's personal document. It is impossible to take over the starting packages outside of THE INFO POINT opening hours.

The contents of the starting package: Start number, ZOF T-shirt, bag for storing personal belongings in thewardrobe, beverage bottle, sponsor gifts.


All competitors will get a start number. The start number must be visible throughout the entire competition, and must be worn on the back side of the shirt or trousers of the competitors. The results of the competition will be released immediately upon completion of the race on the organizer's website.

Eco rules

We encourage competitors to carry their own water bottle, which can be used repeatedly. Water will be provided at the check point, but NO plastic cups. Competitors during the competition must not pollute the environment and destroy the surrounding flora and fauna, they must not dispose of waste on the track and dispose of the rubbish at any destination except on the check points. We preserve nature for future climbers.

Medals are insured as well as sponzors' prizes for first 3 places (men and women) for each race.

By paying the registration fee, the competitor confirms that he accepts the rules and the application is considered valid.

In case of no show of failure to enter the competition, the paid money is not refunded.



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