For those who want to visit Predeal resort here is one reason to do so: you have the chance to try the zigzag routes to Predeal and get into the atmosphere of those places. Predeal dominates with a civilized authority, being an entrance gate for the traveler who once passed through these places heading to Tara Valaha. It is in this region that Predeal lies, surrounded by a chain of mountains: Piatra Mare, Garbova, Bucegi and Postavarul. The climbing itineraries from here can be a tourist attraction for both beginners and advanced climbers.
?Predeal has a great touristic potential which places it among the first of this kind within the mountain tourism. The policy of the City Hall administration is to attract as many tourists as possible and to make them feel safe. This is an ideal place both for staying during the summer, as well as during the winter, and for trips, by car and by foot. Predeal offers many itineraries of different lengths and levels of difficulty?, said Mr. Ionel Goidescu, Mayor of Predeal town.
Postăvarul Mountains ? Gorges of Râşnoavei
This climbing itinerary is known as Santinela Cheilor (Gorges Sentinel) and it belongs to 3B level of difficulty, required length of rope 8, on the south-eastern wall, being composed of calcareous rock. It can be reached from the national highway DN 73A Predeal-Rasnov or Predeal ? Trei Brazi Hotel, using the marked trails. Santinela Cheilor (Creasta Generalului = The General Ridge) is by definition the standard itinerary in this area. Another itinerary is Surplombele de Aur (Golden Cornices) with 6A level of difficulty, length of rope 8, on the south-eastern wall, being composed of calcareous rock. It can be reached from Santinela Cheilor and it is considered one of the toughest itineraries from Postavarul Mountains.
Piatra Mare Mountains
The climbing itinerary Piatra Scrisa (the Written Rock) can be covered on the north-eastern wall and it can be reached from Predeal by walking on the marked trail for two hours and a half; itineraries succeed from left to right: Hornul UDU (GD 3B, LC 3); Hornul the southern variant (GD 3B, LC 3); Diagonal itinerary (GD 4B, LC 3); Central itinerary (GD 5B, LC 3); V. Măciuca itinerary (GD 5A, LC 3); south-eastern edge Muchia (GD 4B, LC 3) and other itineraries with levels of difficulty ranging from two to three.
Another itinerary that climbers prefer is Prăpastia Ursului (The Bear Abyss): on the southern wall, reached from Valea Timişului ? DN1, right near Dâmbul Morii Chalet, where the road bifurcates through the forest. This road leads to ?7 scari? narrow pass and it bifurcates on the left arriving at the bottom of ?Prapastia Ursului? wall where there are nine climbing itineraries with 3-5A levels of difficulty. The wall is easily reachable under bad weather conditions, even during winter, and it provides a good place for training.