Ready to develop your rock climbing skills? Join Alexey, certified mountaineering instructor & KMGA aspirant guide, on a beginners course in this impressive area in Kyrgyzstan. It is also a unique opportunity for intermediate climbers to find lots of life-hacks and boost their skills.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Is rock climbing in your mountain bucket list? Join me for a 14-day course in Ala Archa Gorge, exclusively designed for beginners. This is a perfect rock climbing area in Kyrgyzstan, near the city of Bishkek.
First, I will meet you at the Manas International Airport near Bishkek. Next day, we will transfer to the impressive Ala-Archa National Nature Park (2,000 m). Up in the mountain, our main accommodation site will be the Racek mountain hut (3,340 m).
The practical training will take place on different Ak-Say glacier area summits and climbing walls. The difficulty level of the routes is between F to TD+.
The course consists of a series of lectures and practical training sessions to help you develop and improve your rock climbing skills. The topics and technical aspects I will cover include:
Rock climbing: sport, tread, aid, winter
Dangers in the mountains
Climbing gear and its usage
Movement and safety on different types of mountainous terrain
Belaing on rocks using relief and climbing gear
Organizing of belay stations on the rocks
First aid and skills in transporting of an injured person with anything available
Crevice rescue in a group, in couples and self-rescue”.
The final duration of the program generally varies between 14 and 16 days, and can be adjusted to the guests’ goals and availability. Have a look at the detailed day-by-day description below.
While I will provide all the climbing equipment, the remaining personal equipment needs to be rented separately. Finally, please note that all clients must have insurance for climbers.
Interested in this Rock Climbing course for beginners in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan? Request your booking! If you are interested in ice climbing, take a look at this Ice climbing course for beginners in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan program.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
Meeting at the Manas aiport, Kyrgyzstan
Transfer to Bishkek (700 m)
Visit around the city
Shopping for the necessary food, personal supplies and missing equipment
Overnight at a hotel in Bishkek
Trasnfer to Ala-Archa National Nature Park (2,o00 m)
Lecture on “Dangers in the mountains”
Overnight at a hotel
Ascent to the Racek mountain hut (3,340 m)
Review lecture on climbing equipment.
“Knots and their use in mountaineering” – practical lesson.
Overnight at the hut
Practice 1: movement on different types of mountain slopes – scree, rock, snow
Practice 2: safety when moving on the slopes
Acclimatization ascent to one of the Ak-Sai glacier area peaks (4000+ / Difficulty: F)
Practice: movement on rocky terrain, organization of belays on it (various types)
Practice 1: climbing with top rope, routes of varying complexity (from 4A to 7A), rock climbing in rock shoes, boots, crampones
Practice 2: work with climbing gear, belay stations organizing
Practice: roppeling – ascent and descent on the fixed line, work with climbing gear
Ascent to one of the Ak-Sai glacier area peaks (Difficulty: PD -, PD)
Practice 1: working with rope
Practice 2: transporting of an injured person with anything available
Climbing routes of PD category
Practice: basic ice climbing technique
Day in reserve in case of bad weather, or day to rest after climbing
Descent to Bishkek
Rest and walk around the city
Overnight at a hotel
End of program
Hotel and Racek mountain hut or camping
Manas International Airport, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz | English
I ended up climbing for 2 weeks in Ala Archa with Alexey, and then I climbed Khan Tengri by myself. I was not able to attempt Pobeda because of some frost damage on my fingers, but I hope to be able to try it one day. Alexey was a great guide and it was awesome to climb with him!
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