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Authors: Konstantin Savelyev,
SPb, Eugeny Krivosheytsev, Odessa
Climbing In The Crimea
The Crimea is taken on properly at
last. New short and multipitches routes are being bolted with utmost
We are glad to say that Red Stoneí place is revived as an important center of climbing in the Crimea. For a long time it wasnít a popular place for climbing any more especially comparing to the powerful rivals such Nikita and Sarich, because there were such a few routes and all of them had old protected bolts and run outs. And it was really terrible to use the rusty chain when you should low down.
Nowadays the old bolts and chains have been replaced and new bolts have added to decrease the intervals. So that to climb here is safer.
Alexander Cheprastov and Aleksey Chertov were the first to become reviving Red Stone in 2001, 2002, 2003 years.
Aleksej Chertov bolted:
In July, 2003, Mike Babich and Andrej Vedenmeer bolted 12 new routes 5c-7b categories for Friendship Cup Competition.
They bolted also new routes 5c, 5c, 6c+, 6a, 7a+, 7b, 6b+ categories on the rock over the lake to the right side from Red Stone named Utjug (Iron). To the left side from Chertopolokh (Thistle), 8b, they bolted new still nameless routes 6c+/7a, 6c, 7a+/7b, 6b+, 7b, 6c+/7a waited for their climbers.
The Krasnoyarians Oleg Morozkin and
Pavel Demin bolted:
If there were only 28 routes just a year ago, but lately the 50 new routes have been added. And now Red Stone became a leader at the numbers of bolted routes and it has more routes of 8-category then Nikita.
Nikita- 10 routes of category from 8a till 8c+,
Red Stone- 12 routes of category from 8a till 8b+ and the new one- 8b/8c.
If you want to visit Red Stone you should take 60m-rope as some routes above 25m long are planned to bolt soon.
One bad thing is that the place became too messy. And we ask all climbers to keep this place in cleanness.
Dear friends-climbers! Not Red Stone to be dirty! Donít spoil that lovely place! Come to Red Stone and enjoy your climbing!
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