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Savandurga Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,836'
Location: 12.91591, 77.29829 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Gokul on Feb 24, 2016
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The Savandurga area, a little over an hour west of Bangalore, boasts a wide variety of climbs from 1 to 8 pitches in length, from splitter cracks to bolted lines, and from a mellow 5.5 to an as yet unrepeated 5.11X. The longer bolted climbs are on the main hill, with a smaller number of quality trad lines on the shorter Banyan Tree Pillar.

The forest service gets antsy about climbers and they might choose to kick you out, especially if you are in a large group. Best to keep a low profile.

Getting There 

See map for location. From Bangalore, the Magadi highway gets you most of the way. The last few minutes of driving, after getting off the highway are best attempted with a high-clearance vehicle. Pass the first temple and park near the second temple.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.5 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Louvre, in my opinion, is one of the finest climbs in Southern India. A beautiful, two pitch crack system that takes you to a picturesque summit. P1: 5.9, 100 ft - follow the sustained hand crack up to the tree and belay from there. P2: mostly 5.7, 100 ft - head up from the tree along the hand crack; after you pull over the first lip, the grade eases and makes for a very pleasant romp to the top. At the roof, about 25 ft below the top, step right to the crack, plug some gear and finish...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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