Two years ago Thomas and me were top roping this route under the Physics’ wall (Yerevan Physics Institute) and decided to call it Sev (Black) because of the black part under a small cornice. 

 The ''Spitak'' rescue brigade had been frequent trainings on these rocks on early yearsIn January I set up three bolts on the last 10m section of the route to make it safe for trainings (the two of them are 6mm long and 6mm in diameter). But unfortunately on that day the snow above melt and wet the whole route. Consequently we made up our minds to carry it out later.

On a sunny April Sunday Anahit, Miqo, Yulia, Vardan and me gathered to lead climb the route.

It’s 20m high easy route 5b/5.8. But it has small ledges under its small cornice, so at the point of whipper the climber can hit them, that’s why I set up the bolts to make it safer.  I made also an anchor on the steep slope from two bolts below the rote to the right, for safe belaying.

The climber should also have some middle and small size protection gear for the first part of the route.  

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Rock and Ice climbing

  • Experience with Alex Chabot and Sam Bie

    When Sam Bie emailed me about their wish to visit Armenia with Alex Chabot and establish new routes on basalt columns then I realized that the rock climbing is going to rise on the new level in Armenia.

     
  • D-3, World Climbing Championship, Arco

    Mio amico Ale has checked out by internet that the busses Verona-Arco work till 10pm.

     
  • After the Festival…(AfterFest)

    With the end of the Festival our motivation didn´t end! We saw so many lines, still unclimbed that we decided to spend one more week in Armenia for more first ascents!

     
  • Revival WI4, 33m

    Our coolest friend, Hayk Barseghyan, had found this amazing part of Akhuryan gorge a long ago, and recently he guessed that it can become into ice climbing paradise in Armenia pretty much recently..

     

Mountaineering and Backcountry skiing

  • Mt Ushba south peak (4710m)

    When two guys, who had never met before and don’t know much about each other (besides couple of g-mails) immediately set of to climb a serious mountain from the meeting place – they call it “nonsense” in mountaineering, you will agree!

     
  • Ski-touring in Armenia and more

    Mystic basalt columns and limestone had been the initial motivation to travel to Armenia, but the potential for outdoor adventures took us by surprise as did the culturel experience.

     
  • Aghvan Chatinyan (Armenian hard man)

    Aghvan Chatinyan was born on December 14, 1927 in Vardapluri, a village in Stepanavan, Armenia. 

     
  • Ski touring in Georgia

    While the ski tour program in Armenia last year, Philippe Descamps, with his group of skiers, was interested in the ski tour trip in Georgia for March 2013.

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