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Sport Route -1
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|Type:||Sport, 35 ft|
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|Shared By:||T T Niranjan on Apr 8, 2017|
DescriptionThis is the sport route to the immediate right of the rap descent (base).
BTP has several sport routes, many of them with rusty bolts and surfaces that are dirty. I would think most people who end up in BTP would come here primarily for the top-class trad climbing, with the sport routes being mere after-thoughts/fillers after you have done some classics and descended and have time to add some sport climbing.
With that assumption, for numbering, I am counting rightwards, starting with the rap descent as Zero. To its immediate right are Routes -1 and -2.
Route -1 is very helpful to know. This is because in the 4-5 times that I have rapped off here with half ropes, the rope tends to get stuck in about half the times. The last time it was pretty bad, the rope behind the knot bunched up and got stuck in the ledge mid-way. This sport route will help you climb up with the other half rope and clear the stuck rope.
Having given all these caveats, and this climb being incidental, reluctant climb to us, after climbing the route, Bharath, at that point among India's top competitive climbers remarked that he did like the climb very much and he too was surprised by that. So maybe it is a high quality climb in its own right!