Cheile Rasnoavei is about 10km far from Rasnov town, on the West of the Postavaru Massif. The landscape is very attractive and lots of tourists visit the area especially during summer. The routes have a character in-between sport and alpine climbing. Most climbs are multi-pitched. The rock is limestone, featuring face climbing, cracks and overhangs. From Cheile Rasnoavei, going upstream in less than 15 minutes we reach Postavaru crag, one of the newest climbing crags in Romania. With more than 100 routes, this crag has it all: balance face climbing, wide or narrow cracks, overhangs and roofs, pocketed or smooth faces. You will have lots of routes to choose from, especially if you look for unclimbed projects. The routes range from very easy to very hard
Getting here: Starting from Brasov go by car on the national road DN73 following signs for Pitesti. Cross through the town of Rasnov and several hundred meters after you exit the town, follow the secondary road DN73A towards Bucharest, via Paraul Rece. After a few kilometres, you'll see signs to Cheile Rasnoavei. Follow this country road (marked with red triangle) until you reach a barrier. Take care because this country road has several junctions and you must keep the main road. Before the barrier there is a small parking place where you can park your car (45 minutes drive). Keep walking on the country road that leads you into Cheile Rasnoavei (10 minutes walk).
Colti Cheii (Rasnoavei's Gorge) represents the ideal place for alpine climbing, horseback riding and bungee jumping. The Equestrian Festival, that takes place every year in May, gathers the most valuable horses from Romania in Rasnov.
Climate: The ideal season for climbing in Postavaru is from May until September. The crags have Southern or South-Western exposure with ideal condition for climbing. Early in spring you may find water infiltrations on some of the routes. The average summer temperature is between 22 and 27 degrees Celsius. The rainiest month is June. During winter time, because of the alpine climate specific to the mountain areas, climbing in open air is rarely possible and only if the weather conditions are favourable: dry weather, sun and no wind.