Climbing: Armenia – Attractive Climbing Areas
Armenia is located within the mighty ridges of Caucasus. We have learned about the highest peaks of Armenia in the last article. The article of today will show you more about rope climbing. I have only traveled through Armenia but I have not climbed there. But we encountered beautiful rocks there every day.
On the territory of the country dominated by semi-desert and desert vegetation, many would something to love about even those who love forests. Tourism here is underdeveloped, as well as this country is not typical of countries where it was being used strictly for climbing and a great one. But there are beautiful places in Armenia, where one could experience some great climbing. These days climbers use primarily their own safety equipment, but the below mentioned areas also gain drilled rivets and stand.
A possibility where to go is the Hell's Canyon. The canyon popular among climbers is located between Urtsalan and Zangakatun, near the border with Azerbaijan. Hell´s Canyon is a limestone rock. Thus, it is a quite good rock to climb. There are over 35 routes, difficulty in 7b. Lesions on both sides of the canyon through which flows a stream. The landscape here is simply gorgeous.
Another interesting place for the climbers is Garni gorge. Garni Gorge is located below the Garni, which is located just over 20 km southeast of the capital Yerevan . This village is often visited mainly due to a pagan temple complex built in the 1st century. It is the only survivor of the Christianization of the country which took place in 301 AD. In the valley behind the temple flows the Azat river . The sides of the gorge are a rock wall with very well-preserved "basalt pillars" such as Lord's Rock , located at Kamenicky Senov (the Czech Republic). This areaof Garni gorge is also called the local "symphony of stones." But beware - climbing on those basalt columns is prohibited throughout the entire territory of Armenia. Do ravine leading more than 3 ways, so it is not hard to find some of them. It is best to ask local.
Noravank Canyon is located 80 kilometers southwest of Yerevan. It is an area that certainly will deceive every climber. The monastery of the same name labeled with driving on the new road between the massive rocks that are inconsistent. In these places one could establish countless paths. At this time, climbing particularly at the base of the canyon itself, i.e. on both sides of the canyon, after turning off the main road leading to the monastery Noravank . The orange-colored rocky area enchanted by the climbers and non-climbers.
For any information I would recommend a local climbers’ club that is based in the capital city of Yerevan. The name of the club is Up the Rocks . You may find some contact on its website. Only they will have the latest information about traveling in the territory of their country.
Text/photo: Martina Brožková
If you are tired of climbing, just go to relax on Sevan Lake. It is a mountain lake (1900 meters) and the largest lake in the Caucasus. It is located in the Armenia Highlands. The lake is surrounded by plain hills. The whole place is very quiet. Large waves appear on the lake when it is particularly windy. Beware of cancers while swimming. It is not very pleasant experience being bitten by their claws. But, on the other hand, they are worth eating.
Armenia is a country situated in the South Caucasus. On the north, its neighbor is Georgia, on the east, it is Azerbaijan. On the west there is Azerbaijani exclave, Nakhchivan, and also Turkey. Armenia is a parliament democracy. Since 301 CE there is Christianity as a state religion.
To become better climber you need to train as much as at any other sport. You training must be regular and constantly improve you. Still, you have to feel challenged enough overcome yourself.
In last articles, we were getting fit for easier climbing. Lets see what is slacklining in today’s article.
As in any sport, you can exercise muscles you need to strengthen in order to last longer on a tall wall. To improve your climbing abilities you need to exercise palm muscles and forehand muscles in order to improve your grip. Also, you need to strengthen stomach muscles to improve your postural stability. These principles will be elaborated on in another article. Lets see how you can strengthen your palm and forehand muscles.
History of various climbing and mountaineering techniques is really long. It was first thing people did while in mountains. First trip to the mountains was not because of sports or hobby. People began walking to the mountains because of getting food.
On the rocks near Kutná Hora, a group of young climbers talking about the best way to get up, where they should catch, where to stand. On them, but also all around have everything they need - high quality and sophisticated equipment, thermos of tea, energy bars and in their mind lot of theory from red books.
Lets clarify connection between climbing and mountain climbing. Except expedition climbing, mountaineers started with overcoming short and extremely difficult routes in high mountains. Ergo mountain climbing was the first and it had several stages of development. Climbing and mountaineering came from one discipline. Now we have many various sport disciplines.
Sport climbing is relatively safe compared with other sports activities. But the Mountain climbing hasn´t such a positive balance already. Memorials of those who had to die on the mountains are the clear proof.
The errors are the part of each beginning but on the other hand we have to say that one learns to errors. In the beginning everyone just misses, but the perfection can be only one who devotes his interest to one hundred percent. The learning spiral rises up and falls down again, experiencing the joy of success, but also sadness or even frustration when something does not go to him.
Why go to the mountains, where is cold, if it is possible to enjoy skiing also in the living room? This way, unfortunately, reflects the considerable percentage of Czech children, young people, but also their parents, for whom such a form of entertainment child actually is very comfortable and ultimately inexpensive.
Instructor Kamil Korejs answered this question professionally but mainly skink: "My experience with climbing of partners is varied. It depends also on how much the partner is lighter, "he explains, deliberately avoiding the answer, as the new common hobby could move their relationship and then talk turns to the professional side of things.
Climbing - sport which is experiencing a tremendous "boom". From people wishing to adrenaline, overcoming themselves and merge with nature who climbing became part of their life, gradually moved into the cities to those is climbing mainly fun. The climb can begin to practically everyone.
In this article we bring you information about non-competitive climbing.
Climbing the sandstone cliffs and towers have with us a long tradition and high standards. Sandstone is material, after which the climbs here and elsewhere in the world. The Czech Republic, however, is historically linked. The so-called. cradle of climbing the sandstone rocks is north of the Czech Republic - Bohemian Switzerland and its soaring towers and the Elbe Sandstone climbing areas in Czech paradise.