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Northern Karnataka Rock Climbing 


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The Rishimukh Plateau at Hampi

Description 

The northern half of the state of Karnataka contains a surprising variety of rock type compared the the rest of South India, which is dominated by Deccan granite. The southwestern parts of this region feature the deathly sharp and mostly unclimbable Yana limestone. Northeast from Yana lie the beautiful red sandstone canyons of Badami, a sport climbing playground that also has plenty of "developed" and undeveloped trad. Further east, and a little south, is magical Hampi, with millions of fingertip shredding granite boulders as far as the eye can see, with a streak of dark basalt running through it.

Getting There 

Hampi is a popular destination for international travellers, and can be reached by bus (and sometimes by train) from all major cities in the southern part of India (Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad) and from other popular tourist destinations like Goa and Gokarna. Buses and trains to Badami run from Mumbai and Bangalore.

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 14.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Poonam on MoB

Master of Biscuits 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Asia : India : ... : Temple area
Fun route that angles left and up, near the bottom edge of a giant prow. Fantastic exposure for a mellow route. If you're 5'8" or shorter, the crux might be clipping the third (I think) bolt. Because of the traversing nature of the route, it's tricky to clean while rappelling. You are better off belaying a second from the anchors and having them clean on top-rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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