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|
|When to Climb:||Autumn Spring|
|Quantity of Climbs:||Month|