3-day Rock Climbing in Chiatura and Katskhi, Georgia

Climb with Ilia, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, during this 3 day program! Together, you will explore some of the best climbing spots in Georgia!




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Local guide will take you to the best spots for your skill level and interests

  • Many bolted routes of varying difficulty levels to choose from

  • Climb Katskhi, a 40m pillar with a medieval monastery perched on top


Discover some of the best climbing spots in the country of Georgia during this 3 day privately guided adventure!

My lovely home country of Georgia is nestled within the Caucasus mountains and has some great under-the-radar climbing. We will spend 3 days exploring some of the country’s climbing treasures near the town of Chiatura, in the region of Imereti. Chiatura is about 2 hours driving from the country’s capital – Tbilisi. As your local guide with extensive knowledge of the area, I will show you the best routes based on your climbing level and interests.

Climbing has recently gained popularity in Chiatura, and for good reason: the town is surrounded by rock.  There are many great climbing spots with bolted routes accessible from the town; in fact, there are enough fantastic routes to keep a climber busy for days.

A highlight of the area is Katskhi, a 40m pillar that rises above the surrounding treetops. Perched on top of the pillar sits a medieval monastery originally constructed in the 9th or 10th century, giving the monument a surreal, fairytale look.  The pillar has been bolted with numerous routes of varying difficulty levels.

Book now and we will spend a fun and rewarding 3 days together climbing in some of my favorite spots in Georgia!

If I’m not available to guide you, one of my 3 teammates, all of them GMGA mountain guides, will be happy to do so.

Check out my other programs in the Caucasus – Climbing Mount Kazbek in Caucasus, Gudauri, Full Day Splitboarding/Snowboarding, or Bakhmaro, Georgia, 7 Day Off-Piste Snowboarding!

Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
All Levels
Fitness level required

About the Guide


I'm a fully certified IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide from Tbilisi, Georgia. I have the GMGA (Georgian Mountain Guides Association) certificate and I'm a member of the Austrian Mountain Guide Association.

I'm a professional mountaineer, national team member of Georgian Mountain Federation. I am actively climbing in the Caucasus mountain range.

The programs I guide more often are:
- Mountaineering = Mt. Kazbek, Mt. Tetnuldi, Mt. Ushba, Chaukhi region.
- Ski Touring = Gudauri, Svaneti, Kazbegi regions.
I also manage large expeditions and base camps for Caucasus Mountains.

Please get in touch with me if you plan to come to Georgia. It will be my great pleasure to help you and to guide you in our awesome mountains.

I am leading a Guide Office in Georgia, and work together with my colleagues George, Lasha and Leri (National certified Mountain Guides). In case I'm not available, one of them will be your guide.



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