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"Arev" Armenian Rock Climbing Festival, May 25-31 2013
"Arev" Armenian First Ascent Festival, which was organized before on June 2009 and May 2011 by our club, intended to develop the rock climbing culture in Armenia, while at the same time promoting climbing at the local rock formations through the development of new routes.
We have renamed the festival, calling it "Arev" Armenian Rock Climbing Festival, referring to the fact that the development of many routes in the area has made our upcoming festival a luring event for climbers of all calibre. Whether you are an avid first ascensionist, traditional climber looking to plug in some gear, a climber who relies on the guidebooks to find the most popular, beautiful, and fun routes, or a beginner just looking for fun and safe sport routes, you are welcome to our event!
Master classes will be provided for amateur climbers during the event, by the experts of SNAPEC organization from France.
-Hosting participants in Yerevan, May 25: The first day we'll host our foreign participants arriving from different countries. At 4pm "Spitak" Rescue Center, located on the edge of Hrazdan gorge, will host us for a small bouldering event. Yerevan city-tour at night.
-Opening event, May 26: Morning buss travel to Noravanq canyon. On the way, the event crew will stop at Hells' Canyon for a short worm-up on singlepitch sport routes. The opening party will start with slideshows in the scenic restaurant located in Noravanq canyon at 8pm!
-Noravanq canyon, May 27-30: Featuring limestone walls up to 200m high, with a great potential for trad and sport First Accents.
-Closing party, May 30 at 8pm: Music, fun, bear and slideshow, Up The Rocks will share presents for all participants.
We will also announce the names of three candidates among the local youth, who will be included in Up The Rocks team for climbing in Georgia on June 22-29 in the "Experience the Rocks of Georgia" event, (expenses will be covered by Norwegian Agency of Youth in Action)!
-Back to Yerevan, May 31: In the morning the event crew leaves for Yerevan, day-time cultural tour will be organized.
Transfer to airport will be organized according to the individual flight schedules of the participants.
Event fee is 195 Euro per person, which includes:
-All the transportation for carrying out the event program in Armenia
-Two nights accommodation in Yerevan (May 25 and May 31)
-Camping site in Noravanq canyon for event crew
-Dinners from May 25 to 31, food and alcohol during opening and closing parties included!
-Cultural tours in Yerevan and close to climbing areas.
Event participants will be responsible for providing:
-Air tickets to and from Yerevan
-Due to the hazardous nature of rock climbing, insurance will be needed in the event of
an accident, injury, or rescue - recommended OEAV
-Food for breakfast and lunch (the shopping will be supported and organized by organizers)
-Rock climbing equipment
- To apply for the event, or to get additional information please contact us: Arev-rockfest(at)uptherocks.com
- Application deadline is May 10, 2013
- After we receive your application, we'll e-mail you a copy of the agreement document further clarifying the responsibilities of event organizers and participants. All participants should sign the paper version upon their arrival.
- For the local youth the event fee and conditions are different. It'll be presented in a facebook event page soon!