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a-e-jones


Mar 1, 2009, 3:26 AM
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so in september i'm moving to russia, either moscow or saint-petersburg

does anyone have any beta for climbing in those two areas, the route data base didn't seam to have anything, the websites i'm finding are mainly in russian (or possibly another slavic language) and google isn't doing a very good job of translating

any help is appreciated


julio412


Mar 2, 2009, 6:17 PM
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Been in Moscow just over a year- can't say there's much outdoor climbing here.
If I had a choice, I'd chose St. Pete hands down.
It simply a beautiful city; has a real European feel, the Hermitage is Russian in scale.
Moscow is/can be a hard place.
A person going by the name " ndemeis" was looking for a partner awhile back in Pete.
He recommended " baurock.ru", you can also try " goclimbing.ru"; they're both in Russian, but they're a start.
There's some gyms here, one of the Universities has an amazing outdoor wall.
Supposedly if winter is cold enough/ long enough there's an outdoor icewall
I'll be here in Moscow for another year, if you want to check it out, my wife and I have plenty of room.


a-e-jones


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that would be amazing, ya i wasn't expecting to much in the areas of eather city, unfortunitly moscow looks like where i'll end up

think its possible to make weekend trips to some alpine destinations in russia or am i getting my hopes up and i should just bring the sport rack?


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It's truly hard to appreciate how big Russia is until you get here.
As far as I can tell; unless you have the money to fly, there are no weekend destinations.
Having talked to local gym climbers; the nearest climbing is in the Ukraine.
Though one, not very reliable source, mentioned some cliffbands along the Moscow river.
I have also seen climbers on the Metro carrying ropes- they could have been heading to a gym.If you have any choice in the matter; chose St. Pete.
Like I mentioned- you are welcome to visit.


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