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Areas in Mumbai

Belapur (Navi Mumbai) 0 / 15 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Dighe/Thane 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Khopoli 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Manori beach 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Sanjay Gandhi National Park 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
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Shared By: T T Niranjan on Dec 2, 2016 with updates from Jayant Wakode
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Description

Mumbai needs no introduction. Bollywood, financial capital of India, IIT Bombay, Antilia (the mansion of India's richest person), Dharavi (world's largest slum, just a stone's throw from the terrace of Antilia), venue of the 2016 and 2017 IFSC Bouldering World Cups, Mumbai is famous for many things. A city of extremes.

For current discussions/partner search, here's one relatively active FB group: facebook.com/groups/1829387…

For formal/introductory training workshops on outdoor climbing:
1. SVIM Mount Abu
2. Girivihar is an excellent option locally, to also connect with partners

Outdoor climbing:

1. Borivali National Park (which is officially called by a more recent name SGNP): A protected forest encircled by the city. Home to captive tigers and lions, and free roaming leopards and other fauna. Joggers' paradise. Has several bolted crags, but currently there is only one that climbing is permitted in: Gandhi Thekdi (about 1 km from the entrance; ask anyone for directions); just walk down about 100m left, 50 m below, from the toilet and you will find the boulders and top ropes. The cops (forest guards) alternate between tolerating climbing to confiscating gear depending on who's in charge; unfortunately this will remain a grey area like every other thing in India.

2. Sasunavgarh: Superb climbs in the forested area abutting SGNP, under shade but mosquito infested. Has been off-limits due to cops/forest dept since 2014.

3. Manori Beach crag: this is a hidden jewel, sea facing crag that makes you feel you are climbing in some remote Mediterranean island, but don't run into cops as this is a grey area for climbing. Ask a local climber for directions

4. CBD Belapur: See the relevant area page on MP for detailed info. This is currently the most happening area (with at least four sub-areas/crags) and housing some of the newest and hardest routes in Mumbai.

5. Dighe/Thane: A new crag opened in 2017, with about 6-7 single-pitches and a 3 pitch route. This is also located in a forest but apparently the forest officials have officially allowed climbing. The best way to screw this up is by littering the crag, smoking/setting a fire or organizing commercial trips in the crag. The approach hike is one of the nicest you can get in Mumbai.

Rock: basalt, black and soft on the skin, except Manori beach which has copper colored rock, also soft on the skin.

All crags are secluded. If going as just a pair of climbers, especially with a female climber, use your common sense regarding safety, else go in a larger group (but still use common sense).

Indoor climbing:

1. Podar Wall run by Girivihar. Excellent hangout for climbers, close to South Bombay and packs phenomenal amount of energy and phenomenal amount of climbing despite the small size. Weekdays 6-9pm. facebook.com/podarwall/?fre…

2. Arun Samant wall: facebook.com/groups/1128809… More kids and competition climbers than adults, especially in the mornings.
The wall is named in memory of Mr. Arun Samant, an alumnus of IIT Bombay and an avid Himalayan mountaineer who perished in a climbing accident. The wall has been donated by his family.

3. The Hive: This is primarily a multi-fitness gym which has a bouldering wall to complement the range of fitness equipment

3. The World Cup wall. The crowd-sourced wall with material from the 2016 World Cup. Still in design/site selection stage.

Getting There

You can reach all crags by car or public transport or bicycle; all of them are within 45-60 mins drive from most of Mumbai. Approach hike is typically 10-15 mins.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mumbai

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Slit
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Demonetization
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Facetime
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Alternative facts
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Lineal
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Nose
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Crack route
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Grigri
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Rest Day
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Lucky Luke
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 4
Avalanche
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
With a little help of my friends
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 4
Lord of the flies
Sport, TR
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 3
La Ghati
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Mountain Day
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slit Dighe/Thane
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Demonetization Dighe/Thane
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Facetime Dighe/Thane
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Alternative facts Dighe/Thane
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lineal Dighe/Thane
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Nose Belapur (Navi M… > Belapur Right Side Crag
 4
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Crack route Belapur (Navi M… > Belapur Right Side Crag
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Grigri Belapur (Navi M… > Belapur Right Side Crag
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rest Day Belapur (Navi M… > Belapur Left Side Crag
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Lucky Luke Dighe/Thane
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Avalanche Belapur (Navi M… > Belapur Left Side Crag
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Sport
With a little help of my fr… Dighe/Thane
 3
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Lord of the flies Belapur (Navi M… > Belapur Right Side Crag
 4
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, TR
La Ghati Belapur (Navi M… > Belapur Left Side Crag
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Mountain Day Belapur (Navi M… > Belapur Left Side Crag
 3
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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