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Mount Parang Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,136'
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Description 

Mount Parang or Gunung Parang (gunung=mountain, parang=machete), is a rock mountain formation in the Purwakarta Regency of West Java in Indonesia.
Located between the two main arms of the Jatiluhur Reservoir, this andesite mountain of volcanic rock shows three distinct peaks stretching some 1.5km from north to south, the highest of which is 963m above sea-level. Its 600m cliffs, offering hard rock and scant holds, make it a popular venue for recreational rock climbers.

Precisely location of Mount Parang is KAMPUNG CIHUNI, DESA SUKAMULYA, KECAMATAN TEGALWARU, PURWAKARTA, 46115, WEST JAVA, INDONESIA.

Mount Parang is "The Park" or "The Mecca" of rock climbing in Indonesia. This mount is becoming known in the world of Indonesia's rock climbing since 1980 where the rock climbing starting known as the sport for the first time in Indonesia. For any rock climbers, be incomplete if they have not tried to climbing and create a new route on Mount Parang. Climbing on Mount Parang is different than climbing on another bigwall around the world. You will deal with hot weather, rainy day, rock surface, crag, and the beauty panoramic view. Mount Parang has three main peaks, better known as the Tower 1, Tower 2 and Tower 3, and several small peaks there. Various climbing route is available here, but the more popular climbing route is "240" made by Skygers, rock climbing group from Bandung, who was in Tower 2. And also the climbing route "Special Forces" made in Tower 3, which is made by the Indonesian Army's Special Forces. Beyond the climbing route, there are many other climbing these routes made by some team from around Indonesia and even internationally.

The Best Climbing season is the month of June to October, because it rarely rains, so it does not interfere with climbing. But do not rule out the possibility of the weather can change at any time. However you still climbing on Mount Parang on out the best climbing season, but you have to ready climbing on rainy day, or just wait one day rain, one day clear. The important notes for all climbers, the patient need more here.

To climb Mount Parang, besides physical and mental preparation to be prepared, as well as the equipment and skills should be considered as well. In addition, the safety factor should also be considered, as in the Mount Parang, everything possible is always the case, in addition to weather factors.

Today, Mount Parang managed and monitored by local villagers under community of BADEGA GUNUNG PARANG with fully support by government of Purwakarta.

Getting There 

From Int'l Airport, Cengkareng, Indonesia, only 3 hours with land transport, you can find out the climber and backpacker resort named Badega Gunung Parang.

More detail about how to get here, please check their website badegaparang.blogspot.com

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here


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