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Sinhagad Fort

International > Asia > India > Maharashtra Region > Pune

Description

This is a fort, an hour drive from Pune. There are 9 or 10 short sport routes, at least one established trad route and more trad possibilities. Some of the bolted routes can be climbed purely on trad. Early mornings 6:30 to 10 or afternoons 14hrs onwards are best climbing times. Views are spectacular. Routes are technical and grades range from French 5b or YDS 5.8 to French 7b+ or YDS 5.12c. All routes can be climbed with a 50m rope. Weekdays are quiet but weekends and holidays can be very crowded. Rock is basalt like everywhere else in Maharashtra. Usually windy but sunny. This crag was developed by veteran climbers Vikas Satarkar, Bhushan Joshi and Michael Kropac and some new additions by Samiran Kolhe.

More info can be found at indiaclimb.com/?page_id=24

Getting There

Drive to the parking lot of the fort. From there an easy trail leads to the Kalyan Darwaza (Kalyan gate), keep following that trail to get to the climbs.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 1
Kalavantini
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 2
Too close too far
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 1
Three Friends
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
Edge
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 2
Da Vinci
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Jackpot
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 2
Dyno trap
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Golden Pocket
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 2
Young and Dynamic
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
Chota Chhat
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kalavantini
 1
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Too close too far
 2
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Three Friends
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Edge
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Da Vinci
 2
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jackpot
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Dyno trap
 2
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Golden Pocket
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Young and Dynamic
 2
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Chota Chhat
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport

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Kalavantini on the left (yellow) and Too Close Too Far on the right (red)
[Hide Photo] Kalavantini on the left (yellow) and Too Close Too Far on the right (red)

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Lone Ranger
Mumbai Suburban
[Hide Comment] Excellent! Arouses a desire to climb them! Keep them coming. Jan 7, 2017