Climbing At The Black Sea Coast

If you want to go rock climbing on the seaside, the Black Sea coast offers some opportunities to do so.

Best time to climb

You have the possibility to climbing in both sun or shadow although you should consider the heat during summer season. The best time
to go climbing is May, June, September and October.

What you need

10 quickdraws, belay device, 40 m rope, harness, climbing shoes & chalk bag.

How to get there

The distance from the capital Tbilisi to Sarpi (right next to the Turkish border) is 380 km. Alternatively, you can fly to Batumi Airport. The climbing rocks are situated within 10 km from there and are easily reachable by minibus.

Where to stay

You can stay in private houses or in hotels in Sarpi, Gonio or Kvariati (which are all nearby).The prices start from GEL 25-30 (about 10-15 Euro) and go up, depending on the season.

Info

Guga - Mail: gugadabrunda@gmail.com    Tel: (+995) 557 300 700

Temo - Mail: samsonadze.temo9@gmail.com    Tel; (+995) 598 45 70 48

Route

Some of the routes have new bolts, whereas most have been bolted quite a time ago. Therefore it is better to climb toprope. Apart from that, the quality of the rock is decent. The difficulties of the routes vary from 5A to 6a.

1)Sector - Kvariati (sector 1)

N Name Category Height Bolts Gread FR Gread YDS S
1 - Top Rope 8 0 5c 5.9
2 - Top Rope 8 0 5c 5.9
3 - Top Rope 11 0 5c 5.9

2)Sector - Kvariati (sector 2)

N Name Category Height Bolts Gread FR Gread YDS S
1 - Top Rope 12 0 5c 5.9
2 - Top Rope 12 0 5c 5.9
3 - Top Rope 9 0 5c 5.9
4 - Top Rope 8 0 5c 5.9
5 - Top Rope 12 0 5c 5.9

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