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Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Ramanagara > Achalu > ... > Broomberg (5.10a)
By: Gokul When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I believe it's possible to rap the route with a single 70 in 4 raps.I did it with double 70s in two. Keep your helmet on while rapping and belaying - there are plenty of loose flakes. Or walk off to the back and down the right side.


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Ramanagara > Achalu > ... > Broomberg (5.10a)
By: Gokul When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Here's how I'd grade the pitches (upper pitches climbed with a headlamp)
P1 (5 + 2 bolts) 5.8+, lots of loose flakes on slab, as of Jan 2018 (but it has only seen a couple dozen ascents so far)
P2 (7 + 2 bolts) 5.8, More slab, and maybe it felt easier because the rock was more solid?
P3 (8 + 2 bolts) 5.9, A little bushwhacking leads to pleasant climbing through good holds on a vertical face
P4 (9 + 2 bolts) 5.9, I lost a foot on a flake that crunched under me - maybe it would have been easier t... more >>


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern...
By: Gokul When: Dec 7, 2017

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Comments: Sent you a message, Ben.


Location: Asia > India > Mumbai and Maharashtra regi... > Pune > Lonavla > Skyhook (5.12a/b R)
By: Gokul When: Dec 1, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for all the additional information, Prem. I'll fix the hierarchy and reach out to you folks offline for some content for Duke's Nose.


Location: Asia > India > Mumbai and Maharashtra regi... > Pune > Lonavla > Skyhook (5.12a/b R)
By: Gokul When: Nov 30, 2017

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Comments: Does someone want to add the Duke's Nose regular route? TT? Prem?


Location: Asia > India > Mumbai and Maharashtra regi... > Pune > Lonavla > Skyhook (5.12a/b R)
By: Gokul When: Nov 30, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for adding this. Could you comment on how many bolts on the pitches (even approximate numbers), and whether the crux moves on P1 and P4 are protected by bolts or placed gear? Also, some description of what sections warrant the R rating might be helpful. And do you have the date of the FA (and was it also a clean, free ascent)? Thanks!


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Varlakonda > Photo
By: Gokul When: Oct 24, 2017

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Comments: Thanks Rohan! I've updated the description.


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > West Bluff - West Rampart > Prospect Point Rampart > Lost Face Area > Delicate Moves (5.8+)
By: Gokul When: Apr 9, 2017

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Comments: I'm not sure how the line Andy describes is supposed to go. The only way I know to climb this slabby face without using the aretes goes at 10+ or harder. You go straight up from the big platform described above.


Location: North America > Mexico > Northern Mexico > Nuevo Leon > El Potrero Chico > ... > The Great Balldini (5.10b)
By: Gokul When: Jan 29, 2017

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Comments: This line goes pretty nicely on gear (carry finger to hand sized cams and a set of stoppers).


Location: North America > Mexico > Northern Mexico > Nuevo Leon > El Potrero Chico > ... > Little Route Big Tufa (5.10a)
By: Gokul When: Jan 16, 2017

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Comments: I can't think of what makes this a 10c. Didn't feel harder than a 5.9 or 10a, from my recollection.


Location: Photo
By: Gokul When: Dec 19, 2016

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Comments: Exact location marked here: mountainproject.com/v/southern...


Location: Asia > India > Northern Karnataka > Hampi
By: Gokul When: Oct 3, 2016

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Comments: Pil, thanks for the info.

And also, thanks for putting up all these great problems. I'm definitely not a boulderer, but have enjoyed so many of your problems (both around Hampi and up in Himachal) on days when I'm not looking for longer trad lines.


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern...
By: Gokul When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: Thank rpc! I intend to.

There's also a guidebook for the area that is expected to be coming out in a few months (early in the Winter of 2017 is the hope).


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Savandurga Area > Savandurga Hill > Photo
By: Gokul When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: Also, FYI, #2 Shanti Das hasn't been repeated, to the best of my knowledge. And I think it's missing an R/X protection rating.


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Savandurga Area > Photo
By: Gokul When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: Do send me a message if you ever go. There's tons of great climbing and mountaineering around India, and I'm happy to put you in touch with good climber buddies there who are great for beta and company.


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Savandurga Area > Savandurga Hill > Photo
By: Gokul When: Sep 29, 2016

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Comments: rpc, the description of Navratri that's cut off here is fully visible in another picture in this series.


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Savandurga Area > Photo
By: Gokul When: Sep 28, 2016

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Comments: Added more pictures here: mountainproject.com/v/savandur...


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Savandurga Area > Photo
By: Gokul When: Sep 28, 2016

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Old topo. A few routes are missing, including a po...
Old topo. A few routes are missing, including a popular 5.5 (Cloud Nine).



Location: Asia > India > Northern India and the Hima... > Chattru
By: Gokul When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: The "British fellow" who put up several of the boulder problems in the area is Pil Lockey, also well-known for developing much of the bouldering at Hampi.


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Ramanagara > Achalu > ... > Back for More (5.10)
By: Gokul When: Mar 10, 2016

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Comments: The route was cleaned on aid by Sohan before the FA. There's still a small sandy section midway up the dihedral, but that should get better as the route sees more ascents.


Location: Asia > India > Bangalore Area and Southern... > Varlakonda > Photo
By: Gokul When: Feb 7, 2016

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Comments: Note: There is a tree right up by the wall separating the starts of Limestone Hack (left of tree) and Giant Robot (right).


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > East Bluff 02 - East of the... > Condor Corner > Just Missed the Fun (5.5)
By: Gokul When: Mar 17, 2015

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Comments: Fun One starts just left of a tree; this route starts just right of the same tree and follows a completely independent line near the right arete. There are a couple of exposed moves about 15 - 20 feet up that take you to a slopey ledge with sloper holds a few feet left of the arete. Easier climbing above this.


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > East Bluff 02 - East of the... > Condor Corner > Fun One (5.4)
By: Gokul When: Mar 17, 2015

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Comments: Doug values brevity - I don't. This route goes up a left angling flake to a ledge, then goes straight up a dihedral with nice exposure.


Location: Wisconsin > The Fishin' Crag (Castle Ro... > Amphitheater Wall > Clinical Procedure (5.8+)
By: Gokul When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: I led this route in two pitches today, during a trad clinic (with a group of 5). I don't know if it has been climbed before. Judging by the amount of sand and moss on the route, I think probably not.

I'm also not very sure of the grade I gave it. It was very sandy in spots, and I climbed in approach boots, making it hard for me to judge technical difficulty. I had no good feet on the crux move in the dihedral, and had to campus to get a high foot. So it might be harder than 8, or it might just... more >>


Location: Wyoming > Wind River Range > Cirque of the Towers > Pingora > East Face, Left Side Cracks (5.7)
By: Gokul When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: We did this in 10 pitches, starting on the leftward curving crack a little right of the left-facing dihedral. All but a couple of the pitches were a full 60 m and we simuled a little on one of them. Except for 2-3 pitches in the middle that were mostly 4th with a few 5th class moves, all other pitches felt pretty close to 5.7. We think we kept pretty close to the line in Bechtel and some combination of lines described in Kelsey (via the 5.8 roof variation).


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