~ Bouldering | Rila | Bulgaria ~

Bouldering - Rila

Bouldering in the heart of Rila Mountain, Bulgaria.

The quality of the granite blocs is complemented with the purity and Avatar-like feel of the surrounding flora and fauna. Experiencing Rila, once referred as a mini-Yosemite is more than just a regular boulder trip. The place will purify your mind and refill your vital energy. You will gain perfect focus and unimaginable motivation for your hardest sends.

Embraced by the highest mountain on the Balkans you will have plenty of opportunities for additional adventures during your rest days.

We know from experience, at the end of the trip it will be hard to leave Rila’s paradise.


Bouldering in Rila, Video
About Rila

There are around 400 boulders with grades ranging from 6b – 7c. Not so many blocs in the low end of the grades.

There is no bouldering guide book for Rila. All knowledge is kept and passed by the people who developed the place. Our guides are members of that community.

Here’s some additional information about the area:

Getting the last laugh at Rila

Rila, Wikipedia



How do we source our prices:

  1. Balkan Vagabondz receives a client request.
  2. The BV coordinator then reaches out to all the guides and guiding companies in the network to gather information on possible itineraries, availability and prices.
  3. Once we have all the options we send them to the client so he/she can select the best price, date and itinerary.

Please note negotiating prices is not always possible.

Essentially we are a price, availability and itinerary comparison site that helps people meet their adventure needs and save time along with providing extra customer service and consultation on top of the services you receive. All of this is free of charge as commission is taken from the suppliers.

What gear to bring?
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Crash Pad
  • Chalk
  • Chalk bag
  • Boulder brush
  • Tape
You can rent/buy from us

Crash Pad

What is not included?
  • Food
  • Accommodation (see options below)
  • Transport (see options below)
  • Flight or travel costs outside of Bulgaria
  • Insurance
Transport & Accommodation
  • Accommodation options

– Campsite (8€/night pp)

– Bungalow (18€/night pp)

– Hotel, Villa options available upon request

Bouldering, Campsite, Rila, Bulgaria

Bouldering, Campsite, Rila, Bulgaria

Bouldering, Campsite, Rila, Bulgaria

Bouldering, Campsite, Rila, Bulgaria

Necessities list


  • Passport
  • Insurance Policy
  • Tickets
  • Pocket money

Useful items:

  • Easy-to-handle bag/pack
  • Headtorch
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen (high factor advised)
  • Insect repellent (strongly advised)
  • Sun hat (advised)
  • Sunglasses
  • Spare glasses/contact lenses
  • Water bottle(s) (2 litres minimum)
  • Earplugs (in case of snorers)
  • Travel adaptor


  • Light rain jacket
  • 1 warm fleece / top
  • 1 lightweight long-sleeve top
  • 1/2 short-sleeve shirt / top (optional)
  • 1 climbing shorts
  • 1 long pants (for evenings & walk-ins through scrub)
  • or gaiters (for walk-ins if you have them)
  • Comfy approach/walking shoes / light boots
  • Swimming costume
  • Sleep-wear if you want it
  • Something clean for the plane-ride home or your city stay

Personal First Aid Kit:

Your tour guide will carry a first aid kit. However, we recommend that you carry a small first aid kit for personal use. This could contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), sunburn cream, anti-diarrhoea pills e.g. Imodium or Lomotil and rehydration salts e.g. dioralyte.

Please ensure you carry essential personal medication in your hand luggage rather than checked in bags.

Additional Services
  • Photographer – upon request
How to book your place

You can simply register by using the web form on the right-hand side, e-mail, call or message us on facebook or twitter and we will contact our local guide to move forward with your booking.