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Pahkla Suurkivi

Page history last edited by Mikael 8 years ago

Pahkla Suurkivi („Eestimaa Kivide Kuningas“)

 

General information: Pahkla Suurkivi is the largest erratic boulder in Rapla county. Despite its illustrious name Pahkla Suurkivi just barely manages to qualify for the TOP 50 list of the biggest boulders in Estonia. Nevertheless, it is a place worth visiting while it offers versatile climbing possibilities. It has a large ladder leading to the top of the boulder so getting down is not a problem. A bouldering pad would be a nice idea in some places while the ground tends to be a bit rocky and uneven.

How to get there: From Tallinn drive along Viljandi maantee towards Rapla. When you reach Urge you should see a Statoil petrol station on your right and a road turning left towards Prillimäe (There should be a sign pointing towards the location of the boulder as well). Turn left and drive for about 5 km. When you reach Pahkla village follow the main road until you see a sign pointing towards the boulder. From there on it is another 5 km of driving first on gravel and then on a rather dangerous paved road (watch out for the holes!). Drive straight along the road until you see another sign pointing towards the boulder. From there drive on until you reach an open square which is good for parking. On your left you should see another sign which tells you distances to various boulders in the forest. When you walk along the forest path you should soon come to an info tablet which gives you more detailed information on the location of the boulders.

GPS coordinates for the parking area: N 59012’36.26’’ E 24052’35.77’’

Coordinates for Pahkla Suurkivi: N 59012’43.13’’ E 24052’33.81’’

Coordinates for Mägrakivi: N 59012’36.3’’ E 24052’27.09’’

Remarks: These boulders are situated in the forest so after a rainfall it takes them some time to dry up. There are also quite a few mosquitoes around so insect repellent would be a good idea. There are many interesting routes with various difficulty levels. The area used to host a russian army base during the soviet times (there are still some military establishments around, but explore at your own riskJ).

 

 

No

Name

Description

Difficulty

I

Lazy Man’s Ladder

Crack is also included.

Very easy

II

Finger Breaker

Follow the finger crack up. Sit start feels considerably harder.

Medium/SDS Medium++

III

Footwork for Beginners

A delicate slab left of the arête. You can take the corner with your hands but keep your legs on the face.

Medium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

Name

Description

Difficulty

IV

Fool’s Gold

Figure out the start and up you go.

Easy+

V

A Hole in my Finger

Find the crimps and balance.

Medium+

VI

No Pain no Gain

Follow the finger crack up. Don’t use the pocket/hole on the right.

Medium

VII

Project

Use tiny crimps to climb up the face. There is also a SDS version which adds a bit more spice.

Hard/SDS hard+

VIII

Tic-Tac-Toe

Climb up the crack. You can use the opposite wall for your feet.

Easy

IX

Step Up

Stay left of the arête and up you go.

Easy+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

Name

Description

Difficulty

X

Project

Feet right of the arête. Cleaning moss from the top sloper would be a nice idea.

Medium+/Hard

XI

Mosquito Bite

Follow the crack up.

Easy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

Name

Description

Difficulty

XII

Stone Steps

Just stepping up the stone.

Easy

XIII

Le Balance

Balancy. Cleaning the top makes the end a bit easier.

Easy+

XIV

Lord of the Flies

Very easy crack route.

Very easy

XV

Figure Eight in the Hole

Stay left of the ladder.

Easy+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

Name

Description

Difficulty

I

Project (on  Mägrakivi)

A very painful SDS project (the rock might be brittle…a starting hold and a foothold already broke while trying it…so it has probably got even harder…cleaning the upper part would also be a nice idea)

Medium+/Hard

 

 

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