Mountain Massive - Caukhi

Caukhi Mountains are locatins in Khevsureti province. Nearest village is Juta. Rocky mountains are erected from green alpine medows. Mountaineering rotes are very close from Base camp. Here in very small massive climbers can find all kind of routes interesting as for deginners also for high professionals

Ascend to Caukhi base camp (camp 1)

Evry route which are going to the Caukhi Peak Massif starts from the one camp (CAMP 1). The route the Chaukhi Peak Massif start in the village Juta (2100 m). Afterpassing the village and reach the cemp Zeta. in the camp youcan take a shower, food and stay at night. From the camp follow the rivwr Caukhi, the track is marked goodly. After passing throw the grassed plateaus and slopes you'll exit on the high plateau (cemp-1 2250m), on which edge is three dig bolders (10m). On dhese bolders there are stakes and it is possidle to thain for the rock climbing. This plateau is great for camping.


Best time to climb

The best time to climb the chaukhi is mid July to mid September.

Also you can climb in the winter from the beginning to the middle of December and from the beginning to the end of February, but during this period the temperature is much lower (-10 -15 Day and -20 -30 Night).

In any case, you need to get acquainted with the weather before the start of your adventure.

How to get there

From the village of jute on foot along the walking path towards the mountains to camp 1. The entire route is marked along the way. Approximate walking time 2.30 - 3.00

Javaxishvili clasic (3A)

Climbing requires only three pitches and the difficulty of the route does not exceed 5A

В0 - the route starts from the Leonidze-Javakhishvili couloir, from there we ascend to the saddle, where there is a large stone. To the left of the stone we see the assembled station.

Р1 - from the station there are two options for ascent The first - from the station to the left, along the fireplace, keeping to the right side - we go to the shelf. Second, there is a crack over the station, climb along the right side of the crack and go out onto the ledge.

P2- from the station we go to the right along an inclined crevice and come out onto a thin rock with a positive slope. You can find it on the wall, continue climbing and find a station, assembled on three elements.

Р3- from the station we continue the ascent and go out onto the ledge where we find the station on a boulder. From the station, go to the left along the path that takes us to the top of Javakhishvili. The classic route of Javakhishvili, the easiest way to the top of this mountain.

The route is quite simple, so it is suitable for beginner climbers. For those who are just starting to climb the mountains.

It takes 2-2.5 hours from the first camp to the base of the couloir. From the second camp 0.45-1.5 hours.

The average time from the couloir to the summit is only 4-5 hours.

Best time to climb

The best time for the route is summer. At this time, the least precipitation falls, and the temperature is the highest (from 12 to 0 degrees), but you can go on the route in winter. Note: There is much more snow on the couloir in winter and avalanches are frequent. Temperature range from -15 to -25 degrees.


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What you need

On the route you will need:

  1. Rope 50 m
  2. Stopers 4-5 (medium size)
  3. Cams 3-4 (medium-sized)
  4.  Quickdraw 4-5
  5. 3-4s carbine and self-defense
  6. Belay device
  7. Harness and helmet
  8. Crampons and iceax (depending on the amount of snow on the couloir)

In winter, you will need additional equipment

  1. Snowsues
  2. Ice screws 2-3
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