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Nikita rocks

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About Nikita rocks:

One of the most popular climbing crags in Crimea, 3km from Yalta. It is a small canyon which is known for its great short sport-climbing routes, mostly overhanging, up to 25 meters in height. It is possible to set up top ropes on most of the routes.

The place has been a traditional training ground for soviet mountaineers and rock climbers, including the legendary Mikhail Khergiani. Conversion into a modern "sport" area has been done by Andrei Vedenmeer from Yalta (1995 world champion) and his friends.

There are over 80 bolted routes from 4 to 8c+ (French scale).

See here for a pretty comprehensive topo by sector. Gradings are on the French scale.

Nearby attractions: Nikita: Botanical garden. Massandra: a famous winery, also a castle built for Alexander III.

Nearest town or city: Yalta
Directions: A short walk from the bus stop
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Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Autumn Spring
Quantity of Climbs: Month