/ Bulgaria guide book for VT

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leemagowan - on 08 Jan 2017
Thank you, I'm aware of VRASTA guide book but as an exped we may visit for a couple of days but the majority will be over towards VT in the East, struggling to get anything resembling a guide. Website is really difficult to navigate and I'm not sure where some of the declared areas are as it doesn't reveal the location, Bulgaria is trying to remain secretive and rightly so, having us naughty brits rubbing ourselves all over their rock!

I'm after a guide for VT if anyone can led one so I can copy it prior to going in March.

Thanks
zmv - on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to leemagowan:

Hi,

I'm sure I saw a guide in Outside in hathersage last time I was there browsing around.

Other than this, this is the order website: http://eshop.climbingguidebg.com/VRATSA_CLIMBING_GUIDEBOOK

I am unsure whether they ship outside of Bulgaria, so probably best to get it from Outside.

Have an awesome trip!
Oceanrower - on 08 Jan 2017
Oceanrower - on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to leemagowan:

Also, this and google translate should cover pretty much most of it.

http://climbingguidebg.com/index.php?lang=en

zmv - on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to Oceanrower:

Once the official guidebook was published all the topo photos from the website there were taken down to encourage the people using the guidebook, which is not bad really, given how much work would have gone into it.

verticon on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to leemagowan:

If by VT you mean Veliko Tarnovo, I could send you all the info I copied from the climbingguidebg.com site in a pdf file. You may as well contact this guy https://www.facebook.com/cliffie.surtees?fref=ts who owns a camping near the cliffs. He's an expat brit and he's a climber too, so he might give you some advice on the routes.
If you're into trad climbing, I have put up some single pitch routes in the southern side of the Sv. Troitsa cliff (info and pictures here: https://cleanclimbing.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/informatii-actualizate-despre-traseele-de-trad-din-se... )
leemagowan - on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to verticon:
Please could you send me that PDF.
leemagowan@btinternet.com

I spent a couple of hours yesterday pulling my hair out with the ClimbingGuideBG website

Awesome info and thank you so much!

Lee
Gus - on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to leemagowan:

I thought the information on the bulgaria climbing website was really good, although it does take some getting used to.

We ended up using an iPad at the crag with screenshots of the website, although I'm sure the same could be achieved (and probably easier/ quicker to use and reference) by just printing out the topos from the website?

Awesome country with some great climbing!!
Oceanrower - on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to leemagowan:

I've actually been seriously thinking of buying some property out there. The prices are like France was 30 years ago.

As an example,

http://www.bulgarianoverseasproperty.com/canyon-house-pound11800.html

Other than the language, any disadvantages that anyone knows of?
leemagowan - on 11 Jan 2017
In reply to verticon:
Please could you send me any PDF or other info on routes/Topos you may have created from BG website.

Thanks

Lee
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verticon on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to leemagowan:

I've just sent you the file. Have fun!

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