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Routes in Banyan Tree Pillar

Bombs Away T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Cane Toad T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Khoday Neer T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Louvre T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sport Route -1 S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
To Bee or Not to Bee T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 3,025 ft
GPS: 12.906, 77.29 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Gokul on Feb 24, 2016
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Description

Banyan Tree Pillar is a heavily featured (by Indian granite standards) tower with a handful of high-quality two-pitch trad routes. Descent is a rappel off the top from slings.

Edit: There is now a pair of bolts with rap rings. A single 70 m rope should get you down the backside, from where you walk clockwise (climber's left) and descend the trail around the tower, back to the approach trail.

Getting There

See map for location. Park at 12.90399 N, 77.29062 E, and hike up about a quarter mile. Pillar location:12.90616 N, 77.28969 E

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T T Niranjan   Mumbai Suburban
Louvre is indeed a classic! Like no other climb in Bangalore area, to my knowledge. The rappel is about 33m long, so you need to use doubles or a 70m single to get off. Apr 2, 2017
70 meter rope! Not a 60 meter. Will get you down. No other form of exit, other than the rap. Feb 28, 2018
Gokul    
Noted, and edited description. Thanks for the correction. Feb 28, 2018

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