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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:
Hiram Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 62'   Shey Rock
Taley   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Shey Rock
Leh'd Back   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Shey Rock
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Push, Pull, Pray 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Asia : India : ... : Shey Rock
Work the single crack to start with, then cross over and use either both cracks or a single crack. The crux is crossing over from the right side to the left side around the fourth bolt. It's a long climb but a definite classic. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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