Elevation: 7,465 ft
GPS: 40.497, 44.561 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Karsten Delap on Oct 6, 2011
Admins: Luca Keushguerian
Access Issue: Details

Description

Armenia is a small landlocked country in the southern Caucasus Mountains. Beyond its numerous high peaks--Mt. Aragats the tallest at 4095m and a dozen others above 3000m--its limestone provides many sport, trad, multi-pitch, and bouldering possibilities for the adventurous spirit.
The most stunning formation is Armenia’s hexagonal basalt columns. Many basalt formations are fragile, national monuments yet some can be climbed (5.7 cracks to 5.12) with a bit of local knowledge although most of the formations are currently closed to climbing.

All areas are easily accessible by car and within a couple hours from the capital, Yerevan,— refreshingly safe, easy-going place, which welcomes tourists. Despite the fact that the rugged landscape seems made for climbing, it is relatively untapped. The small climbing community, however, is vibrant and growing.

Springtime is the rainy season. Autumn and May-June are great times to climb. Comfortably climbing in July and August is difficult as temps push triple digits.

Getting There

Fly into Yerevan.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Armenia

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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Doudouk,
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Doudouk, Garni Gorge > Doudouk area
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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