Ice Climbing in Ateni Valley

Ice climbing is a rather established sports discipline in Georgia. One of the best places to exercise is in Ateni Valley near the village of Biis.

How to get there

You will need about 1,5 hours from Tbilisi to Biis, the distance is 130 km. Following the main car route, you turn left and enter the village. It is recommended to travel by a 4×4 vehicle, as in this case you will be able to drive into the village for additional  300 meters without having to leave the car parked on the main road due to poor street conditions.

Once you get your car parked, you need to walk up along the river for 20 minutes until you reach the frozen waterfall, which is 60m high and 5-15m wide.

What you need

Apart from the essentials, your equipment should include 2x60m-ropes as well as a helmet, 2 slings and a belay device and  ice axes.

Best time to climb

January and February are the best months to go ice climbing.

Where to stay

The place at the bottom of the ice fall is decent for camping – but keep in mind that it gets really cold at night!

Additional facts

To rig a top rope, you need to get up the hill on the left-hand side of the waterfall and then go around the top. There you will find a sling with a carbine attached to a branch of wood, which you can use as the anchor.

also we have guide service ,climbing gear rental and car service. 

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