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Summary

Sixty odd km from the center of the city, the climbs are best climbed early am or towards the evening. It becomes incredibly warm during the summers, but a couple of routes to the right are in the shade nearly through the day during monsoons and winters. Good quality climbs with new bolts.

Description

There are four sport routes and an old trad line here. The climbs here are in the mid-5.10s on average. Bear and leopard country.

Access issues

None currently. The hillock is not on private property, but the access is via private farms. Bear country

Approach

On Bangalore-Mysore Road, drive past Bidadi town, and then when you see Rasta Café to your right, take the next available U turn (few hundred meters), return to Rasta Café. Turn left into a small road adjacent to the Rasta Café, with a gate at the entrance. Drive through for a few hundred meters till the road turns right. Park around the turn. The crag is visible from here, less than a kilometer from across the fields. Walk towards it, keeping to the right of the profile. The four sport routes are north facing. For the trad line, continue on the ridge, to rap and climb. The base is overgrown, about 40-50 feet deep from the wall. Every year, the trail through the 40-50 feet of thicket is opened, and it quickly overgrows during the monsoons.

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• Starts on the boulder wedged at the base.There are 3 lead bolts + 2 anchor station bolts

FFA: Chethan S P

• Short, fun, single crux route and optimally bolted.

FFA: Sohan Pavuluri

This is the 3rd route from the left side. Bolted by Pranesh Manchaiah in August 2020. Clip into the first bolt from the ground and the first crux move is the dyno start. There are other crux moves at bolt 3 and 4.

Set: Pranesh Manchaiah, 7 Aug 2020

FFA: Pranesh Manchaiah, 7 Aug 2020

• Starts from the boulder and is a sustained 5.10c climb

FFA: Sohan Pavuluri

FFA: Sohan Pavuluri

Top rope with 2 anchor bolts with double rings. Does not have lead bolts yet. This route is on a bit of overhanging wall and is about 20 m to the right of Veera Madrasi route. Top anchors bolted by Pranesh Manchaiah. The expected grade is 5.12a/b.

Set: Pranesh Manchaiah, 7 Aug 2020

• Located to the south-west corner of the crag, facing south. An old trad line first climbed by Gunda Srinivas, Guru & Datta in 1988. Gunda is associated with pre-bolted routes era of Bangalore climbing, and is known for some bold crack first ascents.

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