Rock Climbing at Tbilisi Botanical Garden

Georgian climbers of all decades have been climbing at the Botanical Garden – one of the best places to go rock climbing in Tbilisi.

How to get there

From Freedom Square, you can catch the bus no. 90 or alternatively take a taxi for 2-3 Gel. In either case, you should drop off at the Institute of Botany (if you don’t know the exact spot, don’t hesitate to ask the driver). Entrance from the parking near statue of ” Mother of Georgia ‘. Then you fallow the river up and arrive to the climbing area.

What you  need

If you want to climb sport style, you will need a 60 m rope and 12 quickdraws. A helmet is not necessary but recommended if other climbers are on the wall simultaneously. If you stick to top rope, one 60 m rope is sufficient.

Best time to climb

You can climb in the Botanical Garden throughout the whole year, whereas it might get a bit too hot in summer. If you go in the summertime anyway, the best time is in the morning from 9-11. A.M. or in the evening from 7-10 P.M.


Apart from the top rope routes, route no. 9, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 22 are bolted. No. 1 and 2 are projects yet to be bolted. The bouldering routes are not marked on the rocks, but are easily recognizable and can be found on the photos here.

You also have the option to climb 80 m traverse through all the rock face at the Botanical Garden.

NameCategory              author
1. no start, no finish6b                           Guga.D.
2. 3 stones6b                           Guga.D.
3. never give up6a+                         Guga.D.
4. axe6a                            Guga.D.
5. beal6a+                          Guga.D.
6. singing rock6b+                          Irakli.S.
7. kutxe5a
8. buia5c
9. streli6a
10. rusalka6a
11. samkutkhedi5c
12. classic5b
13. plita6a                            Guga.D.
14. ghari5a                            Guga.D.
15. luxi6a+
16. beli6b
17. relsi6b                            Guga.D.
18. cibo6b+                          Guga.D.
19. chiakela6b+                          Guga.D.
20. jibe5c
21. igora6a
22. puza6a+
23. roof left6a+
24. roof right6a
25. nokia6a+
26. bolo6b                             Guga.D.
1. TreeV2
2. CornerV1
3. TangoV4
4. JumpV2
5. KibeV2
6. SlopyV3
7. TraverseV3
8. RoofV3
9. Corner RoofV2
10. ClassicV2
11. GreenV3
12. GlueV3
13. One HandV3
14. ThreangleV2
15. NoseV3
16. LamziraV4
17. SisiV4

Additional facts

The rock type at the Botanical Garden is limestone.

Area is not free for bolting !!!

In case if you plan to come for bolting in Georgia please let local community to know about your plans. Any line which does not fit in our standards will be removed.

Dry-tolling is not allowed in climbing area.

Camping is not allowed under climbing lines.

Use helmet for your safety  !!!!!!!!!

Also we have guide service, tour management, climbing gear rental and car service Our guides have Georgian mountain guide association certificates (GMGA) and years of experience.  

email:     tel: +995 557 300 700   +995 571 33 16 22


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7 thoughts on “Rock Climbing at Tbilisi Botanical Garden

  1. This message is for Guga.


    Mike Jones referred me to this website, which is very good. I have just arrived in Georgia. I will be living and working in Tbilisi for the next 2-3 years. My wife and I rock climb, mountaineer and backcountry ski. We are very much interesed in learning about the climbing in Georgia. I hope to see you soon on the rock…

    1. Josh, are you still in Georgia? Did you ever get to go out and hang on a rock? I’ve lived in this part of the world for a while and I might also be coming to Tbilisi and staying for a month or so. If you’re still there we should think about meeting near the rocks sometime.

  2. Hi Josh,

    Are you still climbing in Georgia, Tbilisi? I arrived here with my gf week ago and going to stay in Tbilisi for another 2 weeks. Looking for some local climbers to climb together.

    Let me know if you are going to climb during next weeks.


  3. Hi!
    May be you know, is it possible to rent climbing equipment somewhere in Tbilisi? We wish to visit Botanical garden.
    If yes- write contacts pls!

  4. I was there two days ago climbing with the family. Access is still available although you have to walk through the construction site to get there.
    Watch for wasp’s nests on the rocks. They get angry and sting you.

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