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Almaty Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 43.2477, 76.9108 View Map  Incorrect?
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Almaty is the former capital and the largest city in Kazakhstan. It is situated at the foot of Tien Shan mountaiuns and from the city you can see the snowcaps of the surrounding mountain ranges. If you love mountaineering, there is Talgar (5017m), Komsomol (4376m), or Big Almaty (3684m), as well as, an abundance of rock climbing. Situated at about 1000 m above the sea level Almaty has an excellent climate and is surrounded by huge apple gardens. The name Almaty is from the Kazakh word “Alma” which means “an apple."

Almaty is Central Asia's most cosmopolitan city with a wealth of shops, restaurants, hotels, and casinos. It is a city of modern architecture, parks, fountains, and spectacular mountain views. Much of the city's architecture is a legacy of the Soviet era. The city is populated by 1.2 million people of different nationalities: Kazakhs, Russians, Ukrainians, Koreans, Germans, Tatars, Uzbeks, and others. The main languages in Almaty are Russian and Kazakh.

Getting There 

The best way to get into Almaty is to fly into Almaty International Airport. The airport connects with Moscow, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Istanbul, as well as many other cities.

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Central Bastion route shown in red, option for pit...

Central Bastion Route 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  Asia : Kazakhstan : ... : Gates of Tuyuk-Su
This 5-pitch sport route (climb #3 on the Okytbrenok Peak topos) includes a variety of climbing styles, a sense of adventure and great views of the valley. It comes into the sun around noon and can be very cold in the morning. I forget the exact number of bolts for each pitch but I think the 5th pitch had 13 or 14 (max), maybe carry 15 draws to be on the safe side. At least 3/4 (if not all) the rack should be alpine draws because of the zig-zaging nature of the bolts. Pitch 1- 5....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By sjcollyer
May 6, 2014
Does anyone know where in Almaty we could hire gear for sports climbing, or contact for a guide/group that could help with access and equipment? (We're in Almaty mid-may) Thanks in advance, can't wait to get to Kazakhstan!

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