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Rock Climbing Festival in Yangiabad

Uzbekistan Rock Climbing

Rock climbing, Bouldering, Free climbing, Top roping, Mixed climbing, In aid climbing


Rock Climbing Festival in Yangiabad, celebrating the enchanting rocks of Yangiabad, Uzbekistan, will take place on April 28 – May 9, 2012.
The event’s main sponsors are ClimberCA, Federation of Mountaineering of Uzbekistan and Yangiabad Resort (http://www.pagetour.org/uzb/hotels/Yangiabad_Resort.htm) - the Festival’s official accommodation and meals.

The festival will be opened officially on Sunday night, April 28, with a dinner on the terrace of Yangiabad Resort.

On following days, the program included climbing during the day and various events in the evening.

An open Rock Climbing, Bouldering and Dyno competitions will be organized on Saturday evening, May 4-th.

The Yangiabad Rocks are very famous among rock climbers since middle of past century. There are plenty of various routes on these rocks. Yangiabad also known as a place with stable and warm weather. After festival all participants are invited to visit Samarkand and Bukahara.

Registration fee for all participants with the exception of citizens of Uzbekistan -
$220

This sum includes:
- Accomodation in Tashkent - in the guest house, assistance with registration; assistance in acquaintance with sights of Tashkent;
- Fare by public transport up to a Yangiabad and back;
- Accommodation in tents and place for installation of individual tents in camps;
- Accompanying person when necessary;
- Food stuffs;
- Shared utensils;
- Gas, stoves.

The given sum does not include:
- Cost of registration of temporary stay in Uzbekistan;
- Individual transport;
- Hotel accommodation in Tashkent or in Yangiabad resort;
- Individual guide.

Only for the participants living on Yangiabad Resort Registration fee includes:
- Individual guide;
- Outdoor food stuffs;
- Shared utensils;
- Gas, stoves.

All participants should have:
- Sleeping bag;
- Harness system;
- 2 Carabiners;
- Quickdraws;
- Warm clothes, raincoat;
- Warm cap;
- Trekking footwear;
- Climbing shoe;
- Sleeping mate;
- Chalk;
- Head torch;
- Good mood, songs, jokes, smiles.

Uzbekistan Mountains near to Tashkent

Chimgan Mountains

The Chimgan Mountains are invariably attractive for mountaineers. The wide variety of Chimgan and its surroundings allows the activity in all kinds of mountaineering and landscape tourism. Mountains  (Small and Greater Chimgan Peaks - 3,309 m) of Chatkal range, plateaus, the Black Waterfall (40 m) at the lower part of Greater Chimgan Peak, Gulkam waterfalls, attract a lot of tourists from Uzbekistan and abroad.


Chimgan Mountains Trekking Chimgan Photos
Chimgan landscape photographs

West Tien-Shan Mountains Map

Tien-Shan Trekking - Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains


Ugam & Karjantau ridges

Another attractive place for mountaineering is situated on Ugam ridge and on the southern; slopes of the Karjantau ridge of the Western Tyan-Shan system.

 

There are following natural sites, which are of interest of mountaineers in area of Ugam & Karjantau ridges:

Peak Mingbulak (2,628 m)  - the highest peak of the Karjantau ridge.

Qizilsuv waterfalls - the pictorial cascades that flow at the sinuous river gorges of Qizilsuv Mountain River.

Loquacious cave is located on plateau Ghiza, 20 km from village Humsan, in a funnel-shaped hollow. On the bottom of the hollow, in the exposure of grey limestone, there is a 1x1 m rectangular aperture transforming to a 1.5 m high sloping tunnel. Its floor is covered with lumps, ceiling being arcaded. This tunnel is 20 m long and leads to the inner larger part of the cave. A ladder is needed in order to proceed into the cave as there is a 6 m high prominence. Then the floor levels out, height reaching 20-30 m. The cave is so named due to a streamlet flowing through it.

Arkutsay – exposure of loess stratum. The site is 3 km west of Humsan, on the right bank of the Ugam River. Section of the formation represents the wall of a small landslide breakaway and is a stratum of interstratifying loess-like loams of Quaternary and fossil soils horizons. The section is unique as it exposes more than 80 m thick deposition of rocks.

Kyrk-Kokyl waterfall (in Uzbek “Kyrk-Kokyl” means 40 plaits) – pictorial waterfall at Pustonlyk – confluent of Ugam River, 9 km from Humsan village.

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