We train on Winter Rocks. There is a Snow. Come to Ural (Russia)

1:47 p.m. on January 18, 2007 (EST)
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Pardon my English.

Rocks for all. For masters and beginners.

Local mountaineers for own pleasure is regularly in week-end (Saturday and Sunday) makes trainings on rocks of the Sheehan (Ural, Russia). Winter trainings are very useful to mountaineers doing preparation for summer and winter ascents in high mountains (Caucasus, the Alps) on the mixed routes of 3 categories of complexity and is higher. The winter snow-covered rocks 'Sheehan' correspond to real summer routes in high mountains (above 3000 meters, 10000 ft).
We invite to trainings of all interested persons. Beginners who want to learn to climb and masters who loves winter rocks. On our trainings, absolutely free-of-charge, you can take to use of all our equipment. We shall help you advice at a choice and passage of a route, and as with the organization of the safe insurance. For the coordination of date you beforehand should inform us about your desire to participate in trainings.
Height of rocks 'Sheehan' from 15 meters (50 ft) up to 30-40 meters (100-130 ft). Length of a rocky crest of 2 kilometers (1,2 miles). Length of a rocky crest in height of 30 meters (100 ft) more than 1 kilometer (0,6 miles). Rocks are a monolithic large-block, coarse-grained granite. Is present more than 200 routes from 4A up to 8C (5.5 - 5.14). There are 30 routes equipped by bolts from 5A up to 7B + (5.7 - 5.12c). The small height of rocks easily allows organizing the reliable and safe insurance from above (top-rope belay). The insurance from above allows to train, not being afraid of falling, having concentrated all attention to engineering of movement.
Rocks 'Sheehan' Russia, the Chelyabinsk region, Ufalejsky district, railway stations the Seelach. From station the Seelach in the east in 5 kilometers (3 miles) rocks 'Sheehan' are well visible. The track to them goes through a forest.
In the winter average temperature -10°C ... -15°C (+14°F ... +5°F) in the afternoon and -15°C ... -20°C (+5°F ... -4°F) at night. Sometimes, but seldom there is a downturn up to -20°C ... -30°C (-4°F ... -22°F). Near to rocks there are no houses, cafe, shops and toilets. To live near rocks it is possible only in tents. The necessary camp equipment: backpack, thermo mat, sleeping bag (down), tent, torch, kitchenware, and headlight.
For more information on necessary equipment search for our site on Yahoo on words climbingwinter+Sheehan.

Attention! It is very important! We are not the commercial organization. We do not make business. We train for own pleasure and is not difficult for us to help colleagues or all other amateurs of rocks and a nature. We do not make difference between rock-climbers, tourists and simply holiday-makers. If they wish to participate in our training, or only to look and admire with rocks - we shall help them with it.
If you, on a weekend, independently will arrive on rocks we absolutely free-of-charge shall help you: To choose a place and to install tents. To prepare wood for a campfire and to build a campfire. To prepare water from a spring. To prepare for food. To choose a route and to organize the reliable and safe insurance from above. To organize training. To contact to local population.
Absolutely free-of-charge you can use equipment available at us. We render you any help and consultations.
Unfortunately, we can not organize training more than two days in a weekend. For us training - rest and between weekends all of us are on a permanent job which is not relation to rocks. However we understand, that people who have arrived from a long away, will want to train more than two days. Then you can continue your trainings independently - without our presence.

Write to us and we shall discuss any other variants. For you we can buy and mount the big army tent with stove, or a modular small house with stove, or something another.
climbingwinter (at) yahoo (dot) com

9:19 p.m. on January 18, 2007 (EST)
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Hey-- That's very kind of you folks. If you want to come to USA for climbing visit in Northeast, maybe I can set you up with my club.

I've often wondered about the environment of Urals but can find little information. Is there an alpine treeline there? If so at what elevation? Any small glaciers or snowfields? Are hills shaped by geologically recent glaciers or are they round? How much snow in winter? How is ski touring? What sort of rock ? (limestone, granite? etc) How many crags are developed for climbing and how common are they? I asked many of these questions to an American who was there once, briefly in winter, but she had no idea and I gather it was foggy.

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