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Category: Rocks, Local time: 10:55:41, Altitude: 421m
Vana's Rock is a rock formation consisting of Štramberk
limestone. It is located on the southeastern slope of Mount Bílá, between the towns of Kopřivnice
, in the Czech Republic
. We can get to Vana's Rock along the blue tourist trail from the train or bus station in Kopřivnice
. Most of the time, the trail runs on flatland through an urban terrain, however the end is slightly uphill on a dirt and later on a forest path. It takes about 25 minutes to get from the town centre to Vana's Rock. It was declared a Natural Monument in 1993. We can find here lots of protected species of flora and fauna. As far as flora is concerned, we can see here agrimony, swallow-wort, oregano and others. Fauna is represented for example by slowworms, sand lizards, song thrushs, green tiger beetles, swallowtail butterflies and others.
Vana's Rock is a popular tourist and climbing site. Its length of 15 m is an ideal climbing practice. The surface is hard and does not crumble away, however due to large number of visitors it is already quite slippery. On Vana's Rock there are nearly 20 climbing routes of various difficulties from II. to VI. The non-climbers can get to the top of Vana's Rock from its back side. The terrain is rather easy to climb, still caution is recommended.
Vana's Rock offers a view of a large part of the town Kopřivnice
with the adjacent peaks, such as Pískovna, Červený kámen (Red Stone) , Raškův kámen (Raska´s Stone) , etc.
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 4:36:03 PM