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Medeu Crag

Medeu Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.1616, 77.0436 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Riley Jordan on Apr 24, 2013
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This is a very small area just off the side of the road. It's located below the Medeu gondola that takes you up to Shymbulak Ski Resort. Although the rock is covered in bolts, there are only 2 sport lines that seem safe. There are also a couple of trad lines that might go but I haven't tried them yet.

Getting There 

If you're taking a taxi (500-2000 KZT) or driving from the city, here are your directions. From the cross streets of Dostyk Ave. and Al-Farabi Ave., in Almaty, drive south on Dostyk Ave. toward Shymbulak Ski Resort (Dostyk Ave. eventually turns into Gornaya St but you probably won't notice). The road briefly widens into 4 lanes as it goes through a checkpoint and immediately after, you drive through big metal structures (the Eco Gates). From the intersection of Dostyk Ave. and Al-Farabi Ave, it's a total of 7.2 miles (11.5 km), it's on the left (it isn't obvious). If you get to the base station of the gondola, you've gone too far.

The #6 bus is the only one that goes all the way to Medeu (80-100 KZT) but it can be unreliable and comes every 1/2 hour to every 1.5 hours. If you take it to Medeu (the gondola) get off and walk down hill for a few minutes, the crag is on your right. The #29 bus come every 10 minutes but doesn't go all the way up. Take #29 until it turns around (the Eco Gates are just up the hill). From there, you can get a gypsy taxi for 200-600 KZT, depending on your ability to negotiate.

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

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