Climbing In Sveri(Chiatura)

Sveri Climbing area is located in a small quaint village in region of Imereti on the western part of Georgia.
Rock climbing is a relatively activity in this area. Most routes are quite recently established and all routes freshly bolted in 2018.

CAMPING


Staying is possible in the tents nearby climbing area.
Putting tents straight under the rocks is not recommended because of risk
of stone fall and also its not big area under the lines to put tent


FOOD & SUPPLIES


Food shopping can be done in the town of Chiatura.
There is a large local farm market and varieties of stores and plenty of bakeries offering fresh bread baked daily.
Unfortunately , there is no available food market in Sveri so you must
bring all your supplies with you prior to going to the climbing area.
For water source, there are few springs nearby the climbing area or you can
also ask the friendly locals for water.
During Springtime, wild fruits can be found at random places or one can ask friendly locals if you would like to pick some fruits.

REST DAY ACTIVITIES


There a few old castles and monasteries and many nice area to visit in Sveri.
Also the town of Chiatura is another great place to explore with its long
history of mining which riddled the area with many caves.
There are also waterfalls where you can go swimming in the hot summer days.
Most locals are very friendly as it is all over Georgia.

Best time to climb

With the exception of winter, climbing in Sveri is ideal from Spring all the way to Autumn. North facing cliffs assures a cool temperature even on hot summer days.
Average temperatures in celsius in Spring is High 24° / Low 11°
Summertime High 30° / Low 18° and Autumn High 20° / 8°

What you need

  1. 10 quickdraw
  2. 50m roupe 
  3. Harnes 
  4. Belay device
  5. Helmet (Use helmet for your safety !)
  6. Shoes & Chalk Bag

How to get there

The Village of Sveri is located near the closest major town Chiatura 170 km from Tbilisi.
You can get to Sveri by taking a Marshrutka Bus in Didube Station in Tbilisi to the town of Chiatura. From Chiatura you can then take a minibus or taxi to the town of Sveri which is further 11 km.
From the bus stop in the Sveri village it’s around 400 meter hike to the climbing area.
Area is not marked all the way but it’s quite obvious to find the climbing area by keeping an eye out for the cliffs.
At the end of village there is a sign “Climbing Zone” and from there it’s about another 50 meters to the cliffs.
You can also ask the locals how to get to the rocks named “kldekari” .

Info

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

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

Route

The Climbing area is relatively easy access.
The cliffs in Sveri are facing north. The lack of direct sunlight throughout the day results in north-facing slopes being cooler.
Majority of the routes are in the shade during most of the day which makes Sveri and ideal climbing are during hot summer days.
Most routes are 10-25 meters, with grades ranging 5A to 7C.
The area has still lots of potential and open for more establishment.
Should you decide to open and bolt new lines or in need a climbing guide please contact our local climbing pioneer Guga Dabrunda.

High of lines from 10m to 25m. Grades from 5a to 7c France grade.

Area is not free for bolting !!!

In case if you plan to come for bolting in Georgia please let local community to know about your plans.

Any line which does not fit in our standards will be removed.

1)Sector - +18

The sector is in the shade after 2-3 hours of the day and you can climb all day. Not suitable for climbing in winter. 

N Name Category Height Bolts Gread FR Gread YDS S
1 Kiss Lead Climbng 16 7 6b 5.10c
2 Queen Lead Climbng 13 6 6b+ 5.10d
3 DDT Lead Climbng 14 6 6b 5.10c
4 10 Points Lead Climbng 15 5 6a 5.10a
5 Kids Lead Climbng 16 7 5b 5.8
6 Ioio Lead Climbng 12 4 5b 5.8
7 Shana Lead Climbng 18 6 6a 5.10a
8 Aladin Lead Climbng 18 6 6a+ 5.10b
9 99 Problem Lead Climbng 20 7 6b+ 5.10d
10 Ebola Lead Climbng 15 6 6c 5.11a/5.11b
11 GMGA Lead Climbng 10 5 7c 5.12d
12 Titan Lead Climbng 10 5 7b 5.12b
13 Chinka Lead Climbng 10 5 6b+ 5.10d
14 Caravan Lead Climbng 10 4 6c 5.11a/5.11b
15 Multy Way Lead Climbng 10 5 6c+ 5.11c
16 Lady in Black Lead Climbng 12 5 7c 5.12d
17 S. M. Lead Climbng 12 5 6b+ 5.10d
18 Try Me Lead Climbng 12 5 6a 5.10a
19 Zgushonka Lead Climbng 15 6 5c+ 5.9
20 Patagonia Lead Climbng 16 7 5c 5.9
21 Ground Lead Climbng 20 8 6a 5.10a

2)Sector - ATA

The sector is in the shade after 4-5.30 hours of the day and you can climb all day. Not suitable for climbing in winter

N Name Category Height Bolts Gread FR Gread YDS S
1 Mushrooms Lead Climbng 12 5 6a 5.10a
2 Task Lead Climbng 15 6 6b 5.10c
3 Strax Lead Climbng 15 6 6b+ 5.10d
4 Carela Supi Lead Climbng 15 7 6a 5.10a
5 Salewa Lead Climbng 15 6 6a+ 5.10b

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Ilia Chugoshvili: iliachugo@gamil.com ( 2019-06-15 07:08:28 )

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