Rock climbing

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In different parts of Sochi, there are several rock faces equipped for climbing. When rescue workers, soldiers, athletes or sports tourists are not using these facilities, local climbers come here to train or climb for fun. Eagle Rocks in the Agur Gorge are one of the popular rock climbing spots, and home of Russia’s first via ferrata (a rock route with safety cables) – an adventure tour with an altitude drop of about 300 metres, two vertical climbs, a small cave in the rock, and two observation grounds. There are more via ferratas at Krasnaya Polyana and Sky Park. There are several firms in Sochi offering rock-climbing adventure tourism services. One, Masterskaya Prikliucheniy (Adventure Studio) operates 20 rock-climbing routes in Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana, catering to climbers according to their physical fitness and level of expertise.