and mountaineering are almost same except that instead of snow there are
rocks involved in this adventure sport. Main feature of rock-climbing
includes climbing a rock face, using only hands, feet and a safety rope. All
of you who are a good climber should definitely try out this sport. But some
rock traverses in some areas areas extend over great lengths and merit
championship status. Some climbs may often prove gruelling and tough, but
the magic of surrounding mountains landscapes always keep your spirits high.
Varied landscape of this country offers multiple rock-climbing options in
almost every part of the country. Climbers love to partake in rock-climbing
whole of the year except during the Monsoon season.
Rock Climbing Sites in India
Some of the popular regions of rock-climbing include the rocks in and
around Delhi; near Pune; along the Bombay-Nashik at centers like Mumbra and
Dulha; in Sonamarg, a popular base in Kashmir; in Manali in Himachal Pradesh
and Chamundi Hills in Karnataka.
Rock Climbing in
Himachal Pradesh at Patalsu, Bharmour and Manali are rated some of the most
popular rock-climbing sites among rock-climbing enthusiasts. What makes rock
climbing in Himachal so special is is the availability of all rock features
including slabs, chimneys, walls and overhangs at almost all the places.
Some of the major mountain climbing institutes offering courses in rock
climbing in the state include Mountaineering Institute at Dharashala,
Narkanda, Jispa and Bharmour.
Rock Climbing in
Gangotri, nestled amidst Garhwal Himalayas, houses some excellent high
altitude rock climbing options but one should always try out rocking
expedition in summer and autumn months.
Rock Climbing in
Aravali range is studded with numerous gentler rocks found at Mount Abu and
Sariska in Rajasthan. These destinations are providing equipment and
professional help for amateur rock climbers.
Sites of Rock Climbing in India
Though the major rock climbing sites in India are located in the northern
India, there are a number of rock climbing places in other parts of the
country. Some most visited rock climbing sites along with the name of the
states they are in are as follows.
(Union Territory of
» Mount Abu
(Jammu & Kashmir)
» Chamundi Hills
Essentials for Rock Climbing in India
You should take along this rock climbing gear with you before you nest
climbing trip: harness, rpes, rope care, shoes, chalkbag, belay devices,
cordlette, webbing and carbiners. You also may try out a lot of shoes before
buying the one exactly fitting your climbing requirement. Never forget that
any rope may break when loaded over a sharp edge. It's not possible to
produce a rope which is so strong that it doesn't gets broken when loaded
over a sharp edge. However a new rope has maximum chances for survival.
Tips for Rock Climbing
There are some tips and some rules that you must keep in mind to enjoy your
rock climbing adventure in India as much as other adventure lovers do. To
help you and prepare you beforehand, here are given a few rock climbing
tips. For more information and help, our travel advisers and experts are
always there to hear from you and respond to your queries.
» Carry a map to guide you about the routes you are planning to take.
» It's better not to take used ropes, harness or slings.
» A climber should also keep the climbing route in mind.
» If you just a beginner in climbing, you are advised to go for high
top shoes with midsole.
» Allocate some time for injury prevention. Finger, elbow and shoulder
are more vulnerable parts and you need to take care of them.