Malyovitsa Valley: Sport Climbing

  Malyovitsa Valley is located in the Rila Mountains of western Bulgaria. It is a U-shaped gorge of clean pink granite, recognized for an abundance of quality climbing routes. At 1,960-meters elevation one finds the climber-friendly Malyovitsa Refuge, a three-storey stone hut built above the river offering hot food, cold … Continue reading…

Malyovitsa Peak (2,729-m) via South Face (Class-2 Scramble)

    Malyovitsa Peak is a 2,729-meter (8,953-foot) mountain in the highlands of western Bulgaria. It accentuates the western half of the Rila Mountains, which are the tallest chain on the Balkan Peninsula (2,925-m at Musala Peak) and the highest landmass between the Alps and the Caucasus. Although Malyovitsa is … Continue reading…