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Retezat Mountains

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About Retezat Mountains:

Situated in the Southern Carpathians. Altitude:up to 2511m on Peleaga peak Geology:Granitoid pluton, metamorphosed in some areas, mostly granite and granodioriorite in the central part. Limestone in the southern part (Called Little Retezat) Geomorphology:glacial valleys, with narrow ridges between them, rochees moutonees, heratic blocks, towers, pinnacles, walls up to 200-300m. In Little Retezat: karstic relief with gorges, walls, canions, sinkholes etc.. Types of climbing:trad, aid, bouldering (big potential) Unclimbed Walls:yes This is the area with the biggest trad climbing potential in Romania. There are very few established trad routes. Most of the routes are aid climbs and date back from the '60-'70. In winter it's a great mountaineering destination. There are no sport climbing routes. Notes: Great potential for new trad routes and bouldering

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