Kara-Tau mountain and Terpi-Koba cave - unique calcite patterns

One of our radial sorties during the last hiking in the mountains of Crimea of particular interest because of the caveTerpi-Koba. Therefore, I would recommend to anyone who is in the area to go through the Kara-Tau mountain, or to make the exact same radial sally. We climbed Kara-Tau from the East Suat tourist camp. This is a great place to sleep, there is a spring and a stream, where, with a strong desire, you can even wash yourself, there is plenty of space and not just one group. In total, the entire radial hike took no more than 6 hours, and this provided that we sat on the summit for a very long time and spent about an hour in the cave.

Kara Tau

Climbing a steep slope from East Suat,we get to the Choban-Chokrak well in a few minutes. Next to it are parking speleologists, as well as those who collect herbs and berries. Further, when the forest begins again, the road forks heavily. But if you follow the compass, you can hardly miss it. And having already gone through all these forks, it becomes clear that most of the roads lead in the same direction.

Make sure we go right to Kara-Tau

Make sure we go right to Kara-Tau

Tree - a running man

Tree - a running man

Speleologists camp

Speleologists camp

Well Choban-Chokrak

Well Choban-Chokrak

Well Choban-Chokrak and we

Well Choban-Chokrak and we

Shallow and laid out of stone

Shallow and laid out of stone

We go to Kara-Tau

We go to Kara-Tau

Some magical and fabulous place

Some magical and fabulous place

Trees come across incredible

Trees come across incredible

On the mountain Kara-Tau (1220 m), a monumentperished during the Great Patriotic War, and also instead of a triangulator, for some reason, a regular stick was thrust. Above you can see a view of the lower plateau of Karabi and the meteorological station of Karabi.

We went to Kara-Tau. The top point is in front

We went to Kara-Tau. The top point is in front

Mountain Kara-Tau

Mountain Kara-Tau

View of the lower plateau of Karabi Yayla

View of the lower plateau of Karabi Yayla

Karabi Weather Station

Karabi Weather Station

Views from Kara-Tau

Views from Kara-Tau

Monument to the victims of the Patriotic War

Monument to the victims of the Patriotic War

We sit on top of the mountain Kara-Tau

We sit on top of the mountain Kara-Tau

Terpi Koba Cave

If you climb Kara-Tau fromEast Suat, the cave will be located to the right of the summit, 150 meters closer to the forest. To it leads the right branch of the dirt road. The entrance to the cave is located in a horizontal plane and is a depression in the ground, next to which a pair of bushes grow.

Entrance to the Terpi Koba Cave

Entrance to the Terpi Koba Cave

Knocked plaque with the name of the cave

Knocked plaque with the name of the cave

Terpi-Koba Cave is horizontally vertical andIt consists of 3 rooms. The first one is the largest and is about 20 meters long. It has an inclined and very slippery clay floor, along which we had to go almost on a haunches. The light from the entrance barely makes its way inside. Everywhere a strange look and color calcite incursions. They are of the greatest interest. Imagination would be difficult to create such patterns, which nature makes with ease.

The first hall of the cave Terpi-Koba

The first hall of the cave Terpi-Koba

You can see the sky near the entrance

You can see the sky near the entrance

At the end of the hall complete darkness

At the end of the hall is complete darkness. Photo by Andrey Lunyachek

Terpi Koba Cave inside

Terpi Koba Cave inside

Calcite deposits

Calcite deposits

The flashlight was not blue, and where did this color come from

The flashlight was not blue, and where did this color come from

Calcite deposits

Calcite deposits

Inside is wet and dripping from above

Inside is wet and dripping from above

Trying to photograph something without a tripod

Trying to photograph something without a tripod. Photo by Andrey Lunyachek

The second hall is half the size of the first one and the entrance toIt is located at the very end of the first hall to the right (a hole at the level of a meter from the floor). It's absolutely dark here, but the formations are much larger. They say that stalactites were here, but someone has already destroyed them. The third hall - without a clue where it is located, found out about it only at the time of writing this article. Probably, it is necessary to climb into it in some way, because we did not notice the entrance to it.

The second hall of the cave Terpi-Koba

The second hall of the cave Terpi-Koba

Calcite deposits inside the second hall Terpi-Koba

Calcite deposits inside the second hall Terpi-Koba

It looks like someone's bones

It looks like someone's bones

Despite the fact that the Terpi-Koba cave is quite small, it took us about an hour to photograph and view the walls of the two rooms. Although, of course, a quick inspection should take no more than 15 minutes.

Snack after the cave before returning to camp

Snack after the cave before returning to camp

While some guy is pulling a bag

While some guy is pulling a bag

Next time I will tell you about the huge cave Emine Bair Hosarwhere we went along with the guide, and where there are not only stalactites and stalagmites, but also the bones of a real mammoth.

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