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Northern India and the Himalayan States Rock Climbing 

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The northern states of the country include the capital region of New Delhi, which is a climbing destination in itself, but also a common starting point for sevral destinations in the Indian Himalaya, running west to east from Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh. The region boasts thousands of majestic high peaks, swept by enormous glaciers and flanked by spectacular granite boulderfields.

Getting There 

The nearest major airport to access Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand (home of the Garhwal Himalaya) is Delhi, from where you will need to ride a bus (or two). You could also fly into Leh, in Kashmir, from Delhi, if you can handle the elevation (about 11,500'). To get to the northeastern states, your nearest major airport is Calcutta (Kolkata). Trains and buses will take you from here to most large towns in the northeast.

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 9.8 miles from here

64 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northern India and the Himalayan States

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northern India and the Himalayan States:
Taley   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Shey Rock
Hiram Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 62'   Shey Rock
Leh'd Back   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Shey Rock
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Shey Direct 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2 PG13  Asia : South Asia : ... : Shey Rock
UPDATE 2013 - Anchors and run-outs are now bolted to make it tourist friendly. This line was the most obvious crack system up the middle of the face. No bolts at all on this ground up trad line. The climbing gets harder with each pitch. The crux is the last pitch which pulls over a 5 foot roof. The belay is bomber cams but I had to hammer a couple of pins to pull the roof. It may be 5.11 range but there is no clean pro for the first 25 feet and a fall would be directly on the belay anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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