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Gethna Area

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 13
  • Aka: Athrani Gudda

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Summary

Gethna area or Athrani Gudda is only 60 odd km from the center of the city. ery easy access from the road, of about 300. The climbs are in shade for good part of the dayand the base is in shade.

Description

The area was first developed for climbing by folks from GETHNA (an outdoor adventure setup that has local state government affiliation). Hence it is popularly referred to as the Gethna area, but technically the hillock is Athrani Gudda. There are five additional routes in this area, facing south-west, that haven’t been recorded here. Additionally, in 2017-18, Pranesh Manchaiah added two more routes on the west face of adjacent crag immediately to the south of this one. Again, not documented here. The crag comes up on the left, a couple of kilometers after a temple. As of 2019, the Bangalore-Mysore highway work is in progress, so the access details may change eventually.

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Either 1 or 2 was missing a hanger sometime in 2017-18.

Second route from the left edge of the crag. Shares the top anchor with Route 1

About 50 feet to the right of the first set of climbs

• This short corner crack is immensely enjoyable. You can climb the first half of the Trap Rock Dreams onto the ledge, and then continue, on the corner crack instead of climbing the Sport line on the face. Belay from on the ledge.

FFA: Sunny Jamshedji

FFA: Satish Venkatachaliah

Shares the bolts with Sunday Brunch, the route goes under the roof.

FFA: Wojtek Traczyk

FFA: Aby Iyer

Head to the top of the north crag, from the west facing path. Short powerful route on a boulder sitting at the top of the hill.

FFA: Madhu Raj

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