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1. India 318 routes in Region

Summary:
JFMAMJJASOND
seasonality
Boulder, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 78.389972, 22.155693

1.1. New Delhi 0 routes in Crag

1.2. Thurhalli 0 routes in Crag

1.3. Savandurga 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4. Hemkunt Sahib 0 routes in Crag

1.5. Valley of Flowers 0 routes in Crag

1.6. Hampi 224 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 76.456279, 15.347562

Unique Features And Strengths:

Endless granite boulders set within a beautiful landscape

Description:

Hampi is located in northern Karnataka is a World Heritage and is home to the most beautiful and evocative ruins in Karnataka. The town and bouldering is located within the ruins of the Vijayanagar kingdom and as such has a number of popular ruins which draw in travellers from around the world. In terms of climbing; granite boulders as far as the eyes can see.

The landscape is spread over about 300 square kilometers, with large and small granite boulders scattered in every direction. The abundance of rock and the cheap and easy going lifestyle has made Hampi the mecca for climbing in India.

Currently there are two guidebooks available for the area. One being "Climbing guide book of Hampi and Badami" written by Rohit Chauhan and published in 2008, it contains 250 described problems as well as 60 routes of nearby Badami. This book is now slightly outdated but has enough to get you started. The other more recent book being "Golden Boulders" written by Gerald Krug & Christiane Hupe and published in November 2013. This is the most up-to-date book with over 1000 problems and includes areas outside of the Hampi Island.

The climbing season runs from September till April, with May thru August getting far more rain which can make getting across the river a slight issue. However, the rock dries very fast so its still possible to climb outside this time. The peak season starts around mid october and ends around the end of January, during this time prices are a bit higher (but still super cheap) and there are alot more climbers and tourists in the area.

The potential for bouldering in Hampi is endless, with many square kilometers of boulders still to be explored and developed.

Access Issues:

At present all areas on Hampi Island and on the North side of the river have no access issues. There may be some issues climbing in some of the areas on the south side of the river around Hampi Bazaar. It'd be best to check with local climbers or read up about it before bouldering on the south side.

1.6.1. Hampi Island 192 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 76.460963, 15.343845

1.6.2. 90 Degree Arete 7 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 76.451233, 15.351289

Description:

Located 3km from Hampi Island on the way to the Kishkindha Resort. Has some excellent bouldering with more problems described in the new guide.

Approach:

Head out of Hampi Island across the river and onto the main road towards Anagundi. Take the first left towards the Kishkindha Resort and follow this until you reach the small bridge crossing over a canal. The 90 Degree arete boulder can be seen on your left past some rice fields.

1.6.3. Junglee Plateau 0 routes in Sector

1.6.4. Hampi Bazaar 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 76.462358, 15.330918

Description:

This area includes all the boulder area's on the Hampi Bazaar side of the river.

1.6.5. Vishnu Temple 8 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

1.7. Basavana Pura 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder, Unknown and Alpine

1.7.1. Rolling stone boulder 7 routes in Area

Summary:
Boulder and Unknown

1.8. Badami 74 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 75.681238, 15.920901

Unique Features And Strengths:

Amazing super solid, fine grained red sandstone

Description:

Badami's red sandstone cliffs are popular amongst local and international climbers. The area has over 100 bolted routes with the majority of development having been done during the Petzl RocTrip. Badami is home to some amazing sport climbing as well as bouldering.

Access Issues:

Based on the guidebook, "Climbing guidebook of Hampi and Badami", climbing is no longer allowed on the Hermit wall and the Museum area. Talk to local climbers for more info.

1.8.1. Temple area 19 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 75.688564, 15.913278

1.8.2. Badami Deluxe area 18 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 75.685020, 15.916467

1.8.3. Ganesh plateau 33 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 75.681054, 15.929853

1.9. Tons Valley Bouldering 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

1.10. Manali 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

1.10.1. BSF boulder field 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder