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Layla West Face

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Georgia, Europe

Object Title: Layla West Face

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

Time Required: A few days

Difficulty: PD

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Created/Edited: Aug 14, 2010 / Aug 14, 2010

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Getting There

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Route Description

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Overview

Main guidelines of Layla access are described on the Layla main page. From Mestia get a bus or taxi to Zkhumari village. From the village by a good trail 4-5 hours to the upper camping place which is located right above the shepherds hut at the altitude 2500m. From the Camp trail goes to the Layla Pass (2-3 hours), then descent to another valley to the small stone hut - the place for another camp, from which the Summit can be reached in 6-8 hours if conditions are convenient.

From the last stone hut (which is more lake a cave) the long moraine slope should be crossed to the right to gain long and partly steep scree ridge. From the top of that ridge the big South East glacier can be reached. Cross the glacier (crevasses!) and get to the huge crevasse at the base of the West face of Laila. Climb over the crevasse and continue climbing straight up to the Summit (snow or ice of moderate steepness) or traverse to the right scree ridge and climb the summit. Descent the same way. using the GPS is highly recommended.

Essential Gear

Helmet, 50m rope, crampons, long iceaxe, some icescrews

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