Vranjska draga, Svijeca, Rompituto 6c+
It is a valley situated on the north-west slopes of Ucka. Through the centuries water has created remarkable shapes here. They are actually narrow towers scattered over one side of the valley - once you reach them you can have a wonderful view of the peak of Ucka and the Istrian fields on the other side. All this gives a special charm to climbing in this outstanding area.
Autumn, spring. It is pleasant in winter unless there is no wind. Very hot in summer.
On the slopes of Ucka, in the vicinity of the Istrian side of the Ucka tunnel.
It is possible to camp at the end of the valley or to bivouac under the big tower. Water supplies are necessary. You can also stay in a mountain hut on the Pollen (the old road across Ucka).
Grey lime-stone, characteristic for its numerous tiny shell. The routes are in almost vertical positions. The starting meters of some routes are poor rock quality. All presented routes are protected by bolts, the names are written.
Svijeca (see picture):
3 rocks, 3 routes on the right rock, 1 in the middle and on the right rock:
Right from Castello
Under tower on the top left, left from cave:
From down, from left to right
North rock, big rock:
By Dubravko Vukmirovic