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Details about crag Valea Chiva












Latitude: 45.583424°N
Longitude: 25.654799°E

Town: Brasov
Massif: Piatra Mare

Starting point: Dambul Morii[ 45.594751 °N | 25.637019° E ]
Finish point: Valea Chiva Crag[ 45.583424 °N | 25.654799° E ]

Highlights: This crag is located in the Piatra Mare Massif, in the Chiva Valley. You can sleep in the small cave behind the pillar which hosts the routes. The river running through the valley provides you with fresh water.

Climbing: There are two sectors of limestone rock: the main sector has several long routes featuring face climbing, while the second sector, shaded by trees has a few short overhanging routes. The routes have not been climbed much and require more cleaning.

Getting here: Go by car from Brasov on the national road DN1 in the direction of Bucharest. Several kilometres after the exit from Brasov, on the left side of the road you will see the Dambul Morii chalet. Turn left on the small bridge crossing the Timis River and then immediately turn right in the small asphalted parking place (15 minutes drive). From the parking place walk along the road to Piatra Mare Massif. You'll reach to the bridge over the Sipoaia River where there are a few tourist trails signs (5 minutes walk). Don't cross the river, but take the nonasphalted road towards left. Continue on this road until you pass the last guest houses on your left side and you reach a crossroad. Take the road to the right, crossing the river on a small bridge (10 minutes walk). Walk on the road along the river to your left until you reach a clearing and another road fork (25 minutes walk). Follow the road to the left. After a few hundred meters, before the road ends, up the slope in the forest, on your left side you can glimpse the crag (30 minutes walk). Go up the steep slope and you reach the base of the pillar (35 minutes walk).

Bolting: Rusted expansion bolts. Linked expansion bolts with screwgate carabiners as lower-offs.

Sun: The main sector is South facing and in the sun all day long. La Umbra sector is shaded by trees.

Rain: On rainy days, the main sector becomes easily wet but dries quickly. La Umbra sector takes longer to dry after long periods of rains.

Seasons: You can climb here from spring to autumn. Climbing in the main sector can be a problem during hot days.

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