Mountains Piatra Craiului

The Piatra Craiului mountain range (Romanian: Piatra Craiului) is a ridge about 25 kilometres long. In the middle of the ridge is the highest mountain of the mountain range, La Om 2 238 m above sea level. The average height of the ridge is around 2000 m above sea level. The north-western slopes of the ridge are popular for climbers, the southern slopes for sheep grazing.

The mountain range is relatively poor in water resources, and the local streams dry up in summer, so there is no water source! There are also several caves or gorges. Large predators, such as the brown bear, live in the forests of the mountains. A sanctuary has been established here to protect wolves.

The highest mountain

La Om 2 238 m

List of major mountain peaks

Căldării Ocolite 2 202 m, Sbirii 2 220 m, Țimbalul Mic 2 210 m, Ascuțit 2 150 m, Turnu 1 911 m

Piatra Craiului is divided
Protected areas

Piatra Craiului National Park

More information

It's part of the system: South Carpathians
It is in the countries: Romania
Predominant rocks: limestone

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