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Rockclimbing in Armenia
Rockclimbing in Armenia, near Djermuk village

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Tomek LodowyWooow !

Tomek Lodowy

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what kind of rock is that ? I've never seen anything like that !

Tomek
Posted Dec 13, 2008 4:20 pm

alexclimbRe: Wooow !

alexclimb

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Thanks! It is quite rare type of rocks, once I climbed the same in New Zealand, in Lovers Laep, but in Armenia it is much interesting. It is hard volcanic tufa
Posted Dec 13, 2008 4:39 pm

Fred SpickerRe: Wooow !

Fred Spicker

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Columnar Basalt
Here in the Washington State, USA, we have a lot of this rock and a well-known climbing area with some spectacular examples:

Vantage
Posted Dec 13, 2008 5:23 pm

alexclimbRe: Wooow !

alexclimb

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The rocks in Armenia doesn't look like bazalt in the nearest Caucasian regions like Elbrus, where it is black, very firm and smooth. In Armenia it is much softer and has good friction as gray limestone. But I am not a geologist. Thanks for you comment and for the link - spectacular!
Posted Dec 13, 2008 6:03 pm

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