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Rock climbing is another popular adventure sports in Karnataka. Ramanagaram 50 kms from bangalore is a favorite destination for rock climbers. The rocks are challenging and is considered as the Mecca of rock climbing. The place abounds in rock formations, that are a climber's delight. The hill is about 3066 feet above the sea level. Rocks of various shapes and sizes can be seen here. Some of them resemble a whale, a pigeon, a human being and the three-headed Brahma.

Rock Climbing in Karnataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik
Rock Climbing in Karnataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik

Places like Tumkur , Kanakapura, Savanadurga, Turahalli and Kabbaldurga are some of the places where rock climbers may drop in , some of these destinations are suitable for both beginners and professional climbers.

Turahalli: It is a place located off Kanakapura Road near Bangalore where you can get clusters of hills full of boulders. Turahalli is an arid countryside though lots of developments have happened around this hillock, it is still attracting adventurers.Turahalli is a popular training spot for rock climbing

Rock Climbing in Karnataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik
Rock Climbing in Karnataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik

Sawan Durga: Hills rise up to a towering height of 4,022 feet above sea level. It is located at a distance of 62 Kms from Bangalore & 10 KM from Magadi town is well known monolith in the Magadi Taluk is also called Magadi hill. The summit consists of two peaks, separated by a chasm, each being independent of the other. One is called the Kari Gudda or black peak, the other is Bili Gudda or White Peak. It is also a good place for rock climbing .The entire area is covered by verdure and serene atmosphere. The best time to reach the peak is before sun gets too hot to handle. So it is good to start early. Initially the trek may seem hard, but the ethereal view from the peak makes it worth your while. The way down the hill is relatively easier. This region is famous for medicinal plants and shrub forest. This is a paradise for the climbing enthusiasts. Climbers can scale sheer rock faces enduring up to grade 7. It is also good for a day's trek and camping at the foothill. New Rocks: It is a paradise for the rock climbers. This is situated on the way to Bannerghatta National Park.

New Rocks : A place on the way to Banner Ghatta National Park from Bangalore. This is a small bouldering area surrounded by housing development. Since the land has been acquired,access to boulders or the boulders themselves could disappear with time.
Though there are limited number of boulders, the challenges it poses are numerous both for the beginner and the pro.Approach: This place is on the way to BannerGhatta National Park. Near "GottiGere" one has to take a deviation to the right of about 2kms to reach this spot. This place is around 12+kms from Jaya Nagar in Bangalore.

Rock Climbing in Karnataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik
Rock Climbing in Karnataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik

Ram Nagar : Ram Nagar is 40Kms from Bangalore City in Bangalore (Rural) district on the Mysore - Bangalore Highway. Considered as Mecca of Rock Climbers, this amazing place has plenty of opportunities for the budding and the professional alike. Climbs of various grades along with few bolted routes as well are present.
There are few temples present at the top of few hillocks. To its history Ram Nagar has the shooting of the "Sholay" Film as well.

The whole cluster is spread over many kilometers, with a moderate town adjacent to the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. As one enters the town s/he will find many rocky hills on the both sides of the road. Though there are no guides or guide books present currently for the climber currently, there is a guide book being prepared.
As soon as it published we will announce it here as well.
Though much crowd visits the hill mostly temples, the other climbing spots are not crowded.

Rock Climbing in Karnataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik
Rock Climbing in Karnataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik

Antara Gange : A place in Kolar district full of hillocks with numerous bouldering opportunities. This place is 4kms from the Kolar busstand. The other attraction of this place are few Temples where there is no end to the water streaming out of the barren rocky area. And Near one of the temple one can also find a small park kind of arrangement where a few deer are present. Though nowadays the top of the hillocks can be reached by a newly constructed road. One has to take deviation before reaching Kolar for this road. This place Antaragange probably got it name by the water found in large quantity on the rocky hillocks. These hillocks are also good source of bouldering and climbing opportunities.

Raogodlu: The location of this place is on the Kanakapura Road at around 22 kilometers from Bangalore.

Kabbal Durga: This is a hilly place on the way to Channapatna from Kanakapura.

chamundi betta : This place in Mysore is famous for its temple of Goddess Chamundi. Details...

kunti betta : One more place near Pandavapura, Mysore.

Artificial Climbing Wall at Davanagere : A new wall at Davanagere.

The State Youth Center : The State Youth Center situated at Nrupatunga Road (Next to Reserve Bank of India) has a artificial climbing wall. The General Thimmaih Academy of Adventure Sports is also situated in the premises. Many state level and zonal climbing competitions are held here where enthusiasts from different parts of the state and country come to participate.

Hampi: This is a place noted not only for rock climbing but famous for its ancient temples. The whole area is dotted with many barren rocky hills and is ideal for rock climbing. Bolted routes endure beyond grade 7. There are plenty of routes to be exposed.

Badami: It is ideal for rock climbing in north Karnataka

GETHNAA : General Thimmayya National Academy of Adventure
State Youth Center, Nrupatunga Road, Bangalore 01.
ph:91-80-2210454
Activities: Govt. body for adventure Sports Promotion.

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Karnataka Mountaineering Association
6, Guru Nanak Bhavan
Jasma Bhavan Road, Bangalore 52.
ph: 91-80-2269053
http://www.kmaindia.org
email:kmacamps (at) yahoo.co.in

Youth Hostels Association of India
Guru Nanak Bhavan
Jasma Bhavan Road, Bangalore.
http://www.yhai.org

Himalayan Mountaineering Club, Bombay
PO Box 1905 Bombay 01 INDIA
http://www.himayalanclub.com

Indian Mountaineering Foundation
5, Beneto Juarez Road, New Delhi INDIA
http://www.indmount.org
email: indmount (at) vsnl.com

Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
Uttarkashi (UA), INDIA
Pin - 249 193
http://www.nimindia.org/

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Darjeeling, West Bengal INDIA

Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports
Manali Himachal Pradesh INDIA
pin - 175131
Phone: 01902-250377, 252342, 252206
http://dmas.nic.in/

Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports.
Aru with temporary HQ in Batote, Jammu and Kashmir INDIA

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ACE paddlers private limited
Activities: Terrestrial sports, water sports, aero sports, corporate outbound program, adventure and eco-tourism consultation.
No 20, 2nd Floor, 5th B Main, 10th C Cross, Behind Modi Hospital,
W.O.C., Nagapura, Bangalore-560086
ph:91-9448111365 / 91-9901990909
http://www.acepaddlers.com/
email: info (at) acepaddlers.com

Adreno
Activities: Water sports (Rafting, Kayaking) at Sita, Varahi, terrestrial sports like Hiking, Climbing and Paragliding in Ramnagar.
Bangalore INDIA
ph:91-80-2314 3388 / 91- 94481 66970 / 91-98454 07672
http://www.adreno.org
email: adrenoindia (at) gmail.com

The Adventurers, A Wilderness School.
Activities: Water sports at HonnemaraDu, terrestrial sports, cycle tours, Culture, Heritage & conservation activities and also into long term job oriented training programmes in Adventure and eco tourism field.
142, 69th Cross, 5th Block, Rajajinagar,
Bangalore INDIA 560 010
pH:91-80-23305508 or 91-80-23409712
email: honnemardu (at) satyam.net.in

ANGEL
850, 13th Cross, 2nd Main, Mahalaxmi Layout
Bangalore - 560086 INDIA
pH:91-80-23495789 / 91-9844263375
email: angelsuresh (at) hotmail.com
http://www.angeladventure.com

Bakpackers
No 76, Annayappa Gardens, New Thippasandra
Bangalore INDIA
pH:91-9449649236
email: lacchhii (at) bakpackers.org
http://www.bakpackers.org

CARE
Adventure Sports promoting Organisation based in Bangalore.
pH:91-80-4128 1478/ 91-98456 95350
email: info (at) careindia.in
http://www.careindia.in

Draco Adventures
Activities: Terrestrial and Water Sports, Sale of Adventure gear.
Residency Road, Bangalore 25.
pH:91-80-5583324
email: dracoadventures (at) vsnl.net

ECOTRAILZ
Activities: Trekking in western Ghats of Karnataka and Himalaya. Cycling expeditions.
22/A, 1st Floor.
D.V.G.Road.
Basavangudi.
Bangalore, INDIA - 560004
ph: 91-98860 78998
email : ecotrailz (at) ecotrailz.org
website : www.ecotrailz.org

Getoff Ur Ass
Activities: Organise adventure trips, Outward Learning programs. Sell Outdoor gear related to adventure and travel.
472, Sri Krishna Temple Road, Indira Nagar 2nd Stage, Bangalore INDIA 560030
pH: 91-80-51161600 / 98454 42224
http://www.getoffurass.com

Kali O2
Activities: Water sports in Kali River.
http://www.kalio2.com

Manav
193, Hebbal Agricultural Farm
Bangalore - 560024 INDIA
pH: 91-80-566 94088 / 91-98440 09488
email: manavblr (at) yahoo.co.in
http://www.manav.official.ws

Nature Adventurers
Activities: Trekking in Sahyadri, Rock Climbing, Nature study programmes for children.
Vinoba Nagar, Sagar, Shimoga Karnataka 577401 INDIA
pH: 91-8183-365431
email: natureadventurers (at) rediffmail.com

SHRISTI ADVENTURE CONSULTANTS
Activities: Rock Climbing guide, Freelance adventure sports person.
Bangalore
email: balaji_sr (at) yahoo.com
pH: 91-998 000 4272
http://www.shristiadventures.com/

Ozone
4, 9th A Cross, 12th Block Kumara Park West,
Bangalore INDIA
pH: 91-80-3561871 /91-80-3561872
http://www.ozoneindia.com
Also into outbound activities.

Wildcraft
Jaya Nagar, Bangalore
http://www.wildcraft.biz

http://www.dreamroutes.org/etc/allclimbs.html

 
 
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Bheemeshwari
Sangam
Mekedatu
Nandi Hills
Muddenahalli
Shivanasumadram
Srirangapatna
Kere Thonnur
Mysore
Brindavan Gardens
Nanjangud
Somanathapur
BR Hills
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Kutta
Irpu Falls
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Gonikoppal
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Venur
Udupi
Kaup Beach
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Malpe
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Kollur Shri Mookambika
Ottinane
Kodachadri Hills

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Chikmagalur
Kudremukh
Kalasa
Horanadu
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Dharmasthala
Mangalore
Someshwar Beach, Ullal
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Tannirbhavi Beach
Honnemardu
Jog Falls
Sagar
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Murudeshwar
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