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Banyan Tree Pillar Rock Climbing 

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Location: 12.90633, 77.28962 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Gokul, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Gokul on Feb 24, 2016
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Banyan Tree Pillar is a heavily featured (by Indian granite standards) tower with a handful of high-quality two-pitch trad routes. Descent is a rappel off the top from slings.

Edit: There is now a pair of bolts with rap rings. A single 60 m rope should get you down the backside, from where you walk right and descend the trail around the tower, back to the approach trail.

Getting There 

See map for location. Park at 12.90399 N, 77.29062 E, and hike up about a quarter mile. Pillar location:12.90616 N, 77.28969 E

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 16.1 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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To Bee or Not to Bee 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Asia : India : ... : Banyan Tree Pillar
Three pitch route, each about 20m long. The easiest trad route here, and an excellent starter route for someone new to the sport and limited rack. High quality climbs and superb belay stations easy to set up anchors.P1, 5.7, 20m. Follow the easy crack without protection for about 20ft, place a pro as you reach the high point where the crack curves to the right eventually becoming almost horizontal, place one more cam and proceed along the crack and you are standing on a table-sized ledge. This i...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Lone Ranger
Apr 2, 2017
Louvre is indeed a classic! Like no other climb in Bangalore area, to my knowledge.

I think the rappel is about 35m long, so you need to use doubles or a 70m single to get off.

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