Routes : Europe : Ukraine : Crimea : 04. Yalta sport (Nikita, Krasnuj Kamen, Simeyiz) : Krasnuj Kamen' (Red Stone)
Krasnuj Kamen' (Red Stone)
About Krasnuj Kamen' (Red Stone):
This is a big caracteristic limestone block in Krasnokamenka, 20min to the East from Yalta. Be prepared to hike for about 40 min from the bus stop to Red Stone. The Red Stone is visible from the road. It is located not far from a beautiful small pond (located at the foot of the smaller crag Utjug). The average height is about 50m so it is possible to do top rope or one or two pitches of sport climbs. 60m rope is useful. There are over 100 routes from 5a to 8c to keep you busy for at least a couple of days. Make sure you have enough chalk in you back because the rocks are very slippery and feel like they are covered with grease.
Camping is possible at the base of the cliff. In the village there's a gear store run by a well-known climber Serik Kazbekov.
See here for a pretty comprehensive topo by sector. Gradings are on the French scale.
|Type of Climbing:||Sport|
|SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes.||Rating||Route||Difficulty||Ascents|
|Svist deda moroza||5.10b||1|
|0||Double press (Kopcheniy) (1)||5.12a||1|
|0||Onsight 3 times||5.11d||1|