Up The Rocks club was established on January 5, 2008 by a group of enthusiasts with a strong motivation to develop rock climbing, mountaineering and backcountry skiing culture in Armenia. Right from the beginning our main objective has been to keep the rock climbing ethics and gratitude to the nature. We have been organizing “Arev” Armenian Rock Climbing Festivals on 2009, 2011 and 2013. One significant work of us is considered to be the document “Rock Climbing Ethics and Standards in Armenia”. In 2013 Armenian Alpine Club was found by moral support of Up The Rocks, in order to supply more efficient and coordinated way of development of Mountain Activities in the country.
Our mine Inspiration to move forward, when the climbing was nearly on zero level, has been Basalt Columns Natural Monuments of Armenia. These rock formations are very unique and have magic power you can feel. They change their color during the day, reflecting the color of the sky. Those rocks are the symbol of our Club, even when the climbing is shut down currently on them for very meaningful reasons.