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Going to India!

nat
21/11/2007
5:31:30 PM
I'm going to india late december, early jan, for an experience or two! Anyone been there - got any tips, hints, beta on climbing/ bouldering in Hampi?

Capt_mulch
21/11/2007
6:42:49 PM
Watch out for the Bang Lasi's.

jackb
23/11/2007
5:33:13 PM
I have been there and i went to Hampi. Didnt climb but there arent many features on the boulders. Hampi is probably the coolest place i visited in India. Its so chilled out. Go swimming.

Darjeeling is cool. Drink lots of tea.

wallwombat
23/11/2007
5:39:42 PM
On 21/11/2007 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Watch out for the Bang Lasi's.

It looks like your user icons had a couple.


I was talking to a mate about Hampi last week and he mentioned that the Hampi boulders are very smooth and unfeatured. Might be OK if you are Fred Nicole or Chris Sharma, though.
dalai
23/11/2007
5:48:18 PM
http://www.hampi.in/bouldering-in-hampi.htm

http://www.canpirra.com/HampiWebSite/Topo/HampiGuideTopo.pdf

Just in this little guide there are quite a few problems in the Font 6 range so plenty of easy stuff to do.

dimpet
24/11/2007
9:43:23 AM
I've been there, its an awesome place.
Stay across the river at a place called Goan Corner, they have a handwritten guide of all the
bouldering areas also free bouldering mats and a lot of other climbers stay there.
There is a couple of other places that a climbers stay but I can't remember the names.
It gets pretty busy around that time of year, so people book and stay there for months.
The only bad things are the rock can be really sharp and its damn hot. You cant climb
in the middle of the day its just too hot.

nat
27/11/2007
4:23:55 PM
thanks peoples, and dalai - good websites
yeah i've seen pilgrimage before and was hoping i wouldnt have to be a sharma or katie to climb there..
seems like a pretty chilled place
Does anyone reckon its worth taking a boulder pad over there.. ?
dalai
27/11/2007
5:00:03 PM
On 27/11/2007 nat wrote:

>Does anyone reckon its worth taking a boulder pad over there.. ?

It does mention in the first link that Mats are available for hire, but it doesn't mention availability or quality...

>In any case you can rent crash pad in Hampi for about Rs50 (USD1) per day. Enquire at your lodge. For all that matter you may get a couple of crash pads as a >complimentary free service from the lodge!

I guess it also depends if you will be camping or lodging as to how much gear you will be taking.

deadpoint
27/11/2007
7:02:16 PM
I am in Chandigarh right now, only problem is I am working. It's a bugger but I guess the only consolation is I am being paid to watch cricket.
There isn't much around Delhi and Chandigarh, getting into the hills near Shimla there are some huge rock faces, but the rock is very crumbly.
The air quality (pollution) in Delhi is just unbelievable, the hydo-carbons burn you eyes and lungs, forget about global warming theories, it's local warming and its no theory. From what I have been told it gets much worse than what I have experienced.

nat
28/11/2007
10:55:57 AM
Yeah I've heard they have limited pads - and they are being taken up by the climbers who stay there a while..

I know its a place of extreme contrasts, and that is why I'm going there - for an experience! not flowers and kittens
james
28/11/2007
1:18:48 PM
On 23/11/2007 wallwombat wrote:
>I was talking to a mate about Hampi last week and he mentioned that the
>Hampi boulders are very smooth and unfeatured. Might be OK if you are Fred
>Nicole or Chris Sharma, though.

the Pom's were climbing at Hampi back in the early 70s enroute to the Himalayas, so there must be some easier/moderate stuff there also. I've heard the rock is very sharp there - pack some hoofmaker & super-glue!

qman
28/11/2007
1:48:01 PM
I you tubed hampi last night and got some great videos on it.

There was their fair share of blood and flappers (skin flaps on the finger) so it looks tough on the body.

Looks awesome though.

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