Type: Sport, 400 ft (121 m), 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Seema Pai, Dinesh Kaigonhalli, Pranesh Manchaiah
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Shared By: T T Niranjan on Mar 29, 2017 · Updates
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Description

4 pitches

P1: 5.8+ 33m, starts slabby, about 6 bolts to the anchor.

P2: 5.8, 33m, continues to be slabby, mostly legwork. Ends on a nice grassy ledge/cave; one can stand/sit there, about 1.5 metres from the anchor; carry a long sling. 7 bolts

P1 and P2 can be combined with a 60m rope by having the belayer move up to bolt 1 after a while.

P3: 5.9, 30m: This is by far the best pitch. Very distinctive rock features, with generous holds on steep/mildly overhanging section for about 5 bolts. Exquisite climbing. 8 bolts

P4, 5.9, 40m: Another typical slab; about 10 bolts. From P4 station, there is another 30 odd meters of scrambling/5.4 terrain to top out to the summit flag.

Descent: Walk down the hill East-West direction, down the rock cut steps the way you do for the Achalu lower wall routes, and turn right (north side) to get to the ground. I didn't take route pics, just have some personal pics; will add more informative pics once I get better pics.

Location

Drive past the Avruti right turn on the Ramanagara-Kanakapura road that you take for the rest of the older routes on Achalu. About 1 km down the road, just before Senapathy factory, you will find the village housing cluster. Park there and hike up to left side (south side) of the main Achalu dome. About 20 mins brisk hike, past the fields to get to the start.

Protection

Well bolted, about 10+ feet apart, typical of slab routes here. The steep sections of P3 are more closely bolted

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