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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Lone Ranger
Mumbai Suburban
Lone Ranger   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
zibircut Kut
Bangalore, IN
zibircut Kut   Bangalore, IN
70 meter rope! Not a 60 meter. Will get you down. No other form of exit, other than the rap. Feb 28, 2018
Gokul
Madison, WIsconsin
Gokul   Madison, WIsconsin  
Noted, and edited description. Thanks for the correction. Feb 28, 2018