Altitude 71m a.s.l
The island of Pag is known as the island of salt, cheese and lace. These are the products by which Pag is known far and wide. Its relatively good connection to the mainland by bridge and ferry service, and also its beauty, make the island a popular destination for tourists. Lately, Pag has become more interesting to climbers as well, since one of the most spectacular towers on the Adriatic coast is situated here - the Stogaj tower.
The tower consists of an unusual conglomerate limestone giving unique climbing. A small number of routes have been bolted but plenty for a long day's visit. The main pinnacle offers a couple of superb long routes.
Stogaj can often have fine dry weather when its more famous neighbour Paklenica can be shrouded in rain clouds.
The road connected island of Pag can be accessed from Zadar by road. Parking is at the end of the road above Metajna. The path is clearly visible climbing leftwards from here. The foot of the main pinnacle is reached after about 15 minutes.
The road leading to the carpark is at the beginning of the village (narrow winding street) and forks left at a sign. The road eventually leads to a grassy carpark. Park here and head south on a path. The cliffs are quite visible on the left and eventually you come to the pinnacle and climbing area.
|Some routes still have rusty bolts, but there are a few routes that seem to have quite new bolts. (July 2016)
Some impressions of the crag in our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h--pQ_zMi9U|
sarah-letsclimb - 09/Sep/16
|The bolts and some hangers have corrosion on them when we visited (September 2011) The pinnacle is amazing but beyond the first pitch of La Vida Loca the bolts are very corroded.|
Ian_Whitfield - 14/Sep/11
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