Rock climbing for everyone


Every spring the season of rock-climbing is opened by sportsmen from the whole country's northwest in the the granitу rocks named Bolshye Skaly on the border of Leningrad Oblast and Karelia, which are situated near the lakes Yastrebinoye, Svetloe and Klukvennoe.

Every spring the season of rock-climbing is opened by sportsmen from the whole country's northwest in the the granitу rocks named Bolshye Skaly on the border of Leningrad Oblast and Karelia, which are situated near the lakes Yastrebinoye, Svetloe and Klukvennoe. This time RTG TV team joined them. The highest top of the Bolshye Skaly «Parnas» is the granite wall with the height of more than 50 meters. Since 1996 the region around Yastrebinoye lake has been recognized as a geological monument of the nature. In 1987 year 50 people took part in the first Rocky Festival, for twenty years the number of participants increased to one and a half thousand. There's no matter if you have twenty years or two month experience. Desire to conquer the stubborn rock is of high priority. No wonder why the slogan «Rock climbing for everyone» was the motto of the festival. The rules of the competition are simple. Every sportsman has to try to get over as many rock routs as possible. Every done route means a stamp of the special card. The winner is the owner of the biggest number of the stamps. But the most surprising thing at the festival was the performance of the real symphony orchestra on the very river bank!