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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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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

Weather station 16.1 miles from here

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