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Rock climbing educational course for beginners in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan

Ala Archa
Rock climbing course beginners Ala Archa
Rock climbing educational course for beginners in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan
Rock climbing course beginners Ala Archa

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.

Tian Shan

14 Days

Jun - 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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip


Day 1: Manas airport - Bishkek

  • Meeting at the Manas aiport, Kyrgyzstan

  • Transfer to Bishkek (700 m)

  • Equipment revision

  • Visit around the city

  • Shopping for the necessary food, personal supplies and missing equipment

  • Overnight at a hotel in Bishkek

Day 2: Ala-Archa National Nature Park

  • Trasnfer to Ala-Archa National Nature Park (2,o00 m)

  • Acclimatization walks

  • Lecture on “Dangers in the mountains”

  • Overnight at a hotel

Day 3: Racek mountain hut

  • 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

Day 4: Practice day

  • Practice 1: movement on different types of mountain slopes – scree, rock, snow

  • Practice 2: safety when moving on the slopes

Day 5: Ak-Sai glacier area peaks

  • Acclimatization ascent to one of the Ak-Sai glacier area peaks (4000+ / Difficulty: F)

Day 6: Practice day

  • Practice: movement on rocky terrain, organization of belays on it (various types)

Day 7: Practice day

  • 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

Day 8: Practice day

  • Practice: roppeling – ascent and descent on the fixed line, work with climbing gear

Day 9: Ak-Sai glacier area peaks

  • Ascent to one of the Ak-Sai glacier area peaks  (Difficulty: PD -, PD)

Day 10: Practice day

  • Practice 1: working with rope

  • Practice 2: transporting of an injured person with anything available

Day 11: PD ascents

  • Climbing routes of PD category

Day 12: Ice climbing technique

  • Practice: basic ice climbing technique

Day 13: Day in reserve

  • Day in reserve in case of bad weather, or day to rest after climbing

Day 14: Bishkek

  • Descent to Bishkek

  • Rest and walk around the city

  • Overnight at a hotel

  • End of program

Day 15: Departure from Bishkek


About the guide

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What people are saying about this trip



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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