Monday, October 5, 2009

Bouldering at Turahalli, Bangalore

Well, this ought to be the best kept secret in Bangalore. Turahalli is a place which is hardly 20 kms from the city centre.

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The place is awesome for Bouldering, may be the best Bouldering site in India.

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There are boulders all around and every boulder has all kinds of routes on it. Every grade is available here.

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We started off with warmup on the easy routes.

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Thankfully, we had reached the place at around 10AM, rocks were still not very hot and still dry enough to climb.

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The first boulder itself, had so many routes on it that we ended up spending almost an hour there.

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Boulders with lot of overhang section are the most difficult ones. And here they are in plenty.

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Nagu, trying out.

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Purush also gave it a shot.

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Even the smallest boulder are full of fantastic moves.

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The top of this boulder is not a flat surface but it has upwards slope. The slope can not be seen from this angle. :D

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Turahalli is truly a Boulderer’s paradise. It is at a kissing distance away from Bangalore, rather it is should be correct to say that, it is within the city limits.

Just make sure that you don’t come here on a hot and sunny afternoon, which rarely happens :D

Keep Climbing...
By Neeraj Kumar

5 comments:

anup said...

lovely!! :) missing a lot, aint i?? :(

ravi said...

super!!

Anonymous said...

Still wondering what am i doing
SITTING in office just WATCHING these pics! :-(

Lets do the next one on a weekend pls.

Cesar

abhi said...

awesome

u said...

man when was this.i missed it