DRILL & CHILL
CLIMBING AND HIGHLINING
FESTIVAL

07 - 17 September 2017 in Canyon Tijesno, Banja Luka, BiH

About the Festival

Eleven days of bolting, climbing, highlining, nature and nights around the fire - A celebration of an international climbing and highlining culture and the spirit of vertical pioneering. In 2015 we created the Drill & Chill Climbing and Highlining Festival to playfully combat the status quo. The festival is organized by Climbing club Extreme Banja Luka and is conceived around the idea of connecting climbers, highliners and outdoor enthusiasts from Western Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region through the transfer of knowledge and experiences. Read more

5

Sectors

11

Days

12

Highlines

140

Pitches

Festival Schedule

This programme is subject to change without notice due to e.g. weather conditions, emergencies or other unforeseen circumstances. Additional content (such as climbing photography, acrobalance, slackline workshops) will be added later.

Day 01Thursday, September 07, 2017
10:00

Arrival and registration

10:00 - 21:00

Welcoming participants with some traditional drinks and accommodating them in the camp.

21:00

Welcome Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 22:00

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

Day 02Friday, September 08, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

21:00

Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 22:00

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

Day 03Saturday, September 09, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

21:00

Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 22:00

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

22:00

Wellcome party

22:00 - 06:00

Dance party with traditional apearance of DJ Filip.

Day 04Sunday, September 10, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

9:30

Bolting course - theory

09:30 - 10:30

Learn the basics of bolting.

10:30

Bolting course - practical part

10:30 - 18:00

Get practical knowledge of bolting climbing routes.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

21:00

Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 22:00

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

Day 05Monday, September 11, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

19:30

Evening of local food and drinks

19:30 - 21:00

Plenty of local food, deserts and drinks will be served for the festival guests.

21:00

Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 22:00

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

Day 06Tuesday, September 12, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

18:00

Juggling workshop

18:00 - 20:00

Learn how to juggle in a simple, step-by-step way, in an environment where it’s always okay to drop the ball. It’s fun and it’s healthy!

21:00

Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 22:00

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

22:00

Presentation of climbing areas and highline spots

22:00 - 24:00

All visitors who want to present their local or favorite climbing/highlining areas will have a chance to do so and present movies, photos and other material related to the area.

Day 07Wednesday, September 13, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

18:00

Acro yoga workshop

18:00 - 20:00

Learn the basics of acro yoga.

21:00

Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 22:00

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

Day 08Thursday, September 14, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

18:00

Massage workshop

18:00 - 19:30

In this workshop you'll learn basic massage techniques.

21:00

Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 21:30

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

21:30

Movie night

21:30 - 24:00

Screening of a movie from Bosnian/Ex-Yougoslavian cinematography.

Day 09Friday, September 15, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

16:00

Slackline workshop

16:00 - 18:00

Beginners slackline workshop at the park Mladen Stojanović in Banja Luka.

21:00

Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 22:00

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

 

Day 10Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

21:00

Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 21:30

Every evening, there will be a meeting in order to review what was done during the day and to make a plan for the next day.

21:30

Night out in Banja Luka

21:30 - 24:00

Visitors will have a chance to go to local bars/pubs/clubs and experience Banja Luka's nightlife.

Day 11Sunday, September 17, 2017
8:00

Morning yoga

08:00 - 08:30

Half an hour stretching and warm up yoga sequence.

11:00

Road closure

11:00 - 11:45

Every day, the regional road at the bottom of the canyon will be closed for 45 minutes for cleaning of loose rock off the walls.

21:00

Final Bolters / Highliners meetings

21:00 - 22:00

Final meeting in order to sum up what was done during the festival and to make the topos of routes and highlines.

Sectors

Canyon Tijesno climbing area consists of five developed climbing sectors, with more hidden sectors to be explored and bolted. 

Oker

Huge overhang with tufas   150m   6c+ - 8b

Kamen mudrosti

Diverse and interesting   165m   6b - 7a

Djevojačka kosa

Overhang with vertical walls   120m   6b - 7a

Chuco Mucho

Vertical walls and slabs   170m   5c - 6b+

Amfiteatar

Canyon Tijesno pearl   160m   5a - 9a

Attendance Fee

Attendance Fee is paid on arrival at the reception. However, if you would like to come you should get registered in advance.

  • 30€

    5 days

  • Stay up to 5 days at the camp
    (water, electricity and showers included)
  • Bolts and belays for bolting the climbing routes (availability is limited by number of participants and their experience in bolting)
  • Canyon Tijesno guidebook
  • T-Shirt
  • For citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina fee is reduced to 30 KM
  • Register
  • 50€

    6+ days

  • Stay 6 or more days at the camp
    (water, electricity and showers included)
  • Bolts and belays for bolting the climbing routes (availability is limited by number of participants and their experience in bolting)
  • Canyon Tijesno guidebook
  • T-Shirt
  • For citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina fee is reduced to 50 KM
  • Register

Gallery

Check out the photos from previous years. Big thank you goes to our photographers who made these awsome photos: Sebastian Wahlhuetter and Hannes Kutza.

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Festival News

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Address

Village Gornji Prnjavor, Manjača, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

GPS

44.688358, 17.169608

Phones

+38765199908 +38765894768

Email extremebl@gmail.com