The Western Caucasus begins as a low ridge at the
mouth of the Don river and gradually rises to mountains of an Alpine character,
with Mt.Dombay-Ulgen (4046m) as its highest summit. The climate here is
warmer and climbing conditions are less stern than in other sections of
the Caucasus. The area of greatest interest for mountaineers is the section
between the Marukh and Klukhor passes where there are plenty of established
routes and one can make lots of hard ascents (especially up north faces)
Consists of a plateau 1,600 m above sea level.Rivers: Alibek, Amanauz,
Dombay. The main mountains in the region are:
Mt.Belalakaja (3.861 m) which is considered the "Matterhorn of the
Mt.Ptish (3,520 m)
Mt. Dombay-Ulgen (3,910 m), Mt.Aksaut (3910 m).
The main peaks of the region:
Mt.Dalar, W. Caucasus region
Mt.Gvandra (3,983 m) and Mt.Myrdi (3,433 m), Mt.Kirpitch.
Mt.Dalar (3,979 m) - Mt.Dvoyniashka (Twins) (3830m- 3843
This is a bastion with 15 rock and or mixed routes with difficulty
ratings ranging from 3 to 6;
Wide snow-covered pyramid. There is the mixed snow route.
They lie round a splendid little blue lake. On the rocky sides of the
peaks are beautiful and difficult relatively short routes.