Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Climbing in Bangalore

In India, Bangalore is the most touted place for Rock Climbing and Artificial Wall Climbing. It is evident from the number of National Champions that Bangalore has produced. I think it has been an unbroken streak for more than 5 years now.

Bangalore is blessed with the ideal infrastructure for the Climbing and for nurturing National and hopefully World Champions. A 50 ft artificial wall structure is available for artificial climbing in Kanteerava Stadium. Its three faces are lined with walls of different difficulty grades.

Wall for beginners.

Wall in full use.

Second wall with two overhangs.

This is the main wall, with roof.

People of all age groups can be spotted on the wall. Right from 4yrs to 50+. Some people love the wall so much that they come to the wall everyday. I know it’s a big ask, but love is blind :D

Kids seem to enjoy the most. It gives them a whole new meaning to a sport.

Baby Spiderman

Devaki M’aam on the second wall. Btw she stood first in her age category, in this years Sunfeast 10K marathon. She is definitely a star.

Without any doubt John Sir is the age defying guy among us.

Purushottam on the main wall

Nagu crossing the roof

At top of the main wall.

Well, He is our instructor Kamesh, very approachable and not to mention, crazy about climbing. He is one of the guys who can bring out the best from people. He can be contacted at +91 9886664666.

This is really a sport which has no limits; it is limited only by an individual’s will.