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Kazbek Climb Route

Great Climbing Route For beginners

Alpine Climbing Moderate

15 km
2.9 km
28 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
5 km
Kazbek Climb Route Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between May and September. From a low point of 2.2 km to the maximum altitude of 5 km, the route covers 15 km, 2872 vertical metres of ascent and 28 vertical metres of descent. You'll need ice axe, crampons, glacier kit, climbing shoes and wires and friends to complete it safely.


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May involve slightly more complex glacier hikes, easy but possibly long rock ridges and steep snow up to 45 degrees. Equivalent to PD, PD+

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The route features some exposed and/or difficult to protect sections.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and September

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Wires and Friends

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