Take a short walk through Ljubljana’s streets and parks and you will see that its residents are mad about sports. School courts are full of youngsters playing basketball and football, roads leading out of town are populated by speedsters on road bicycles and Tivoli is swarming with joggers, runners and fitness groups. If you’re lucky, you might even see a climber practicing his moves on the restored remnants of the Roman town walls.
There are some splendid natural sport climbing areas dotted around Ljubljana and people have been climbing on the Roman walls since forever, but the top-notch indoor climbing centers that have opened in the past couple of years are the main reason why Ljubljana is a friendly city for climbers of all ages and skill levels. They provide a welcome shelter during the cold winter months and the necessary respite from the relentless summer heat.