Rock Climbing

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Outdoor Climbing:

Rock Climbing is an art and anybody can take this activity as an hobby at any age. It is always suggested that either oneRajan Climbing Marjori Nook near Matheran
should undergo training else practice under the proper guidance before starting this activity. In the beginning one can start with bouldering practice and then actual climbing. For pinnacle climbing (or wall) one can start with easy grade, then medium, and then the difficult grade climb. One should learn the different types of rock for better understanding of the strength of the rock. The most important part is safety. One should never underestimate this kind of activity. One must take 100% safety precaution while climbing like, how safe you are while using a rope which also depends upon one's climbing skill. This is where learning various types of knots and equipment used becomes imperative. Very common types of knots are Figure of eight, Clove hitch, bowline, and also important is how and where to anchor them. There is plenty of relevant information available on the internet too!

Rock climbing combines the focused athleticisms of gymnastics, yoga, and pilates with the intensity of creative problem solving. It develops exceptional core stability, balance, flexibility, endurance, concentratio,n and mental toughness! And it is fun!

Prominent rock climbing places around Mumbai: Borivali, Mumbra, Kalyan. Other than this, there is plenty of climbing opportunity near the areas of Panvel, Karjat, Kasara, Lonavala, and Nashik. The climbing heights range from 100ft-700ft. For further details one can visit http://www.rockclimbing.com and browse through routes - Asia/India.

So best of luck for those who wish to take this sport as a hobby. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help from us in this regard or want to join our climbing programs.


Indoor Climbing:
 

Rajan At Awesomewall LiverpoolArtificial Rock Wall Climbing is now days a challenging sport, more and more young people are interested as mountaineering has became a popular activity. Such artificial walls are not easily available since it costs more money to build as well special material required for making those holds on the wall. In India you can find such wall at IMF New-Delhi, NIM Uttarkashi, Mumbai, and Bikaner. Every year IMF organizes competitions. Since it's popularity is growing more and more in the younger generation, this year atleast 5-6 artificial climbing walls have been build in Mumbai itself. So there is local competition too!

I have been to such walls across the world. The most liked one is the Awesomewall which is in Liverpool/UK near the University. It was the church building converted into a climbing site from inside. There are many routes with various grades including, a small pinnacle of height of around 50ft.




CLIMBING TERMS: General Terms used for climbing and other details.

CLIMBING IS A RISKY SPORT! Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death.

CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!
The publishers of this website recommend the use of professional instruction before entering into this sport. Please become knowledgeable about the risks involved and be willing to undertake personal responsibility for your actions.

CLIMBING RELATED INFO! By Kaivalya Varma


Bhramanti's Climbing History


Pinnacles  Grade Area Date Summiteers
Karnala Easy Panvel 09-Jun-02 Rajan, Milind, Kaivalya, Surendra, Santosh, Pritam
Telbaila (LW-RR) Easy Lonavala 06-Apr-03 Rajan, Harshal, Deepak
Telbaila (RW-LR) Medium Lonavala 25-Oct-03 Deepak, Harshal
Telbaila (RW-RR) Medium+ Lonavala 09-Nov-03 Benji, Kaivalya, Rajan, Surendra
Hadbi Chi Shendi Medium Manmad 25-Dec-03 Rajan, Kiran, Deepak
Sarasgadh Wall Medium Pali 08-Jun-03 Surendra, Kaivalya, Surendra, Rajan, Anup
Pahine Navra Medium Nashik 26-Jan-04 Rajan, Milind, Kaivalya
Karnala Easy Panvel 03-Jun-04 Milind, Kiran, Hemant, Mahendra, Krishna (Boot Camp student)
Dangya Medium Igatpuri 26-Dec-04 Kaivalya, Rajan, Kiran, Hemant, Amit, Nitin
Ganesh Medium Kalyan 23-Jan-05 Rajan, Kiran, Rishi, Hemant
Kartik Medium Kalyan 23-Jan-05 Kiran, Rajan, Rishi, Hemant
Kakad Maal Lingi Easy Karjat 25-Mar-05 Kiran, Hemant***, Rishi, Rajan, Krishna
Ghodyacha Kada Easy Nashik 12-Mar-05 Rajan, Kaivalya, Rishi
Anjaneri Navri Easy Nashik 12-Mar-05 Rajan, Rishi
Kalakrai Medium Karjat 26-Feb-05 Rajan, Kaivalya, Rishi, Hemant
Siddhgadh Lingi Medium Kalyan 15-May-05 Kaivalya, Rajan, Rishi, Hemant, Kiran
Sagargadh Lingi Medium Alibag 31-Dec-05 Kaivalya, Suresh, Hemant, Rishi, Parag
Mahalaxmi Easy Palghar 12-Mar-06 Rishi, Hemant, Rajan, Rajesh, Anand, Prashant, Pankaj, Nitin
Shenit Easy Igatpuri 26-Mar-06 Rishi, Hemant, Rajan, Rajesh, Nandu, Prashant, Pankaj, Nitin, Apurva, Kaivalya, Kavita, Kiran
Marjori Nook Easy Matheran 02-Apr-06 Rishi, Hemant, Rajan, Apurva, Sonali, Parag, Pankaj, Kapil, Kaivalya
Irshal Medium Panvel 09-Apr-06 Rishi, Hemant, Rajan, Apurva, Sonali, Parag, Pankaj, Kapil, Kaivalya, Sushil
Manik Lingi Easy Panvel 29-Apr-06 Rishi, Rajan, Pankaj, Apurva, Prashant
Irshal New Route* Difficult Panvel 22-May-06 Rishi, Rajan, Apurva, Kaivalya, Kishore, Prashant, Rajesh, Shetty
Dhodap Easy Manmaad 22-Nov-06 Rajan, Kaivalya, Hemant, Rajesh, Prashant
Telbaila (LW-RR) Easy Lonavala 12-Nov-06 Rajesh, Suresh, Rohan, Suhas
Telbaila (RW-LR) Medium+ Lonavala 12-Nov-06 Kaivalya, Kishor, Hemant, Pankaj, Parag, Rajan
Sunday 1 Difficult Nashik 24-Dec-06 Kishor, Kaivalya, Rajan, Santosh
Sunday 2 Medium Nashik 24-Dec-06 Rajesh, Hemant, Nandu
25th Dec: Doug, Chandan, Ashish, Prashant, Kishor, Kaivalya, Rajan
Vanar Lingi Difficult Malshej 26-Jan-07 Rajan, Kaivalya, Rajesh, Prashant, Hemant, Anurag, Ashish, Milind, Gopi, Anil, Amit
Duke Nose Difficult Lonavala 17-Mar-07 Kishor, Kaivalya, Rajesh, Hemant, Mahendra, Suresh
Pahine Navri Medium Nashik 9/10-Nov-07 Kishor, Kaivalya, Rajesh, Hemant, Ram
Pahine Navra Medium Nashik 9/10-Nov-07 Kishor, Kaivalya, Rajesh, Hemant, Ram, Navroj
Baari Crack * Difficult Nashik 24-Mar-08 Kishor, Kaivalya, Hemant, Prashant, Ajay
Anjaneri Navri Easy Nashik 24-Mar-08 Hemant, Prashant
Peth Wall Difficult Karjat 26-Oct-08 Kishor, Kaivalya, Prashant, Ram, Milind, Devidas,
Hemant (climb was abandoned after Hemant's fall while leading)
Agniban Medium Bhandardara 4-Jan-09 Kaivalya, Kishor, Prashant, Ashish, Akshay, Ashok Pawar, Meenaz, Ritz, Sneha
Bahuli-3 (Virgin) * Difficult Murbad 28-Feb-10 Kaivalya, Ram, Rajesh, Ashok
Rudra (Virgin) * Difficult Pahine,Nashik 2-Jan-11 Kishor, Kaivalya, Suhas, Arun
Pahine Navra Medium Nashik 27-Oct-11 Kishor, Kaivalya, Kalyani, Prasad, Akshay, Munmun, Prashant
Nagnath Lingi Medium Palghar 20-Nov-11 Hemant, Ravi, Kishor, Kaivalya, Kalyani, Prasad
Ratangadh Khutta Medium Igatpuri 10-Nov-12 Kaivalya, Suhas, Amit, Akshay, Prashant, Ravi, Pravin
Maschindra Medium Kalyan 2-Dec-12 Kaivalya, Hemant, Suhas, Amit, Akshay, Prashant, Ravi, Pravin (Climb was abandoned because of forest fire, Team had crossed the crux and fixed 300ft approx rope on the pinnacle)
Khada Parsi Difficult Kalyan 28-Dec-12 Kaivalya, Hemant, Suhas, Amit, Akshay, Prashant, Ravi, Pravin
Padar 1 Easy Karjat 12-Jan-13 Ravi, Pravin, Hemant, Kaivalya
Padar 2 Easy Karjat 26-Jan-13 Ravi, Pravin, Hemant, Kaivalya
Anjaneri Navra * Easy Nashik 26-Jan-13 Ravi, Kaivalya, Pravin
Anjaneri Navri * Easy Nashik 26-Jan-13 Ravi, Kaivalya, Pravin
Nanacha Angtha Difficult Kalyan 11-Mar-13 Kaivalya, Hemant, Akshay, Prashant, Ravi, Pravin
Telbaila 1 Medium Lonavala 20-Apr-13
Kaivalya, Hemant, Akshay, Prashant, Ravi, Pravin
Telbaila 2 Medium Lonavala 20-Apr-13
Kaivalya, Hemant, Akshay, Prashant, Ravi, Pravin
Telbaila 3 Medium Lonavala 21-Apr-13 Kaivalya, Hemant, Akshay, Prashant, Ravi, Pravin
Duke Nose Difficult Lonavala 02-Jun-13 Ravi, Hemant, Akshay, Prashant, Kiran K, Anup, Virag, Franc, Kaivalya
Sunday 3 Difficult Nashik 03-Nov-13 Ravi, Kaivalya
Nimgiri 1 * Difficult Nimgiri/Junnar 28-Nov-13 Ravi, Kaivalya, Prashant, Pravin
Nimgiri 2 * Difficult Nimgiri/Junnar 29-Nov-13 Ravi, Kaivalya, Prashant, Pravin
Nimgiri 3 * Difficult Nimgiri/Junnar 30-Nov-13 Ravi, Kaivalya, Prashant, Pravin
Taleran 1 -200ft Difficult Taleran/Pune 27-Dec-13 Kaivalya, Mahendra, Sanjay, Shubham, Mahajan, Minaz, Ravi(support)
Taleran 2 Difficult Taleran/Pune 28-Dec-13 Mahadev, Ashish, Anil, Ravi(support)
Taleran 3 -70ft Difficult Taleran/Pune 29-Dec-13 Mahadev, Mahendra, Ravi(support) (other group)
Pahine Crack Medium Nashik 27-Jan-14 Kaivalya, Ravi, Prashant, Shubham
Bhokpada Medium Malshej 22-Feb-14 Kaivalya, Ravi, Prashant, Pravin, Anup, Virag, Purvesh, Musa
Sanganori Medium Malshej 23-Feb-14 Kaivalya, Ravi, Prashant, Pravin, Anup, Virag, Purvesh, Musa
Nimgiri Medium Malshej 23-Oct-14 Kaivalya, Ravi, Prashant, Meenaz, Kiran Khalap, Shreyas
Trymbak Crack Difficult Nashik 15-Nov-15 Kaivalya, Pravin, Prashant, Rohan, Santosh N, Sajid, Komal, Dhiraj , Sankalp
Rudra Difficult Nashik 26-Jan-16 Kaivalya, Prashant, Rohan, Santosh, Komal
New crack Difficult Panvel 13-Feb-16 Kaivalya, Muzzamal, Rohan, Mahendra, Komal, Vishvesh, Hemant

Total successful attempt 63 including 9 repeat
(Easy 24, Medium 20, Difficult 19)
Total unsuccessful attempt 10
(Difficult 5, Medium 4, Easy 1)
Total Attempts: 75 (65 S + 10 U)

* signifies new routes

Bhramanti's top climbers

Climber
Experince by Number of Pinnacles
Remark
Kaivalya
100+
Climbing since past 12 years, Lead many pinnacles & guided the team
Hemant
33
Climbing since past 7 years, Currently active
Kishor
26
Climbing since past 6 years, Currently inactive
Ram
11
Climbing since past 4 years, Currently active
Prashant
13
Climbing since past 4 years, Currently active
Rajesh
10
Climbing since past 4 years, Currently active
Akshay
3
Climbing since past 2 years, Currently active
Prasad
2
Climbing restarted this year after gap of 9 years, Currently inactive
Ravi
16
Climbing since past 2 years, Currently active
Kalyani
2
Climbing restarted this year after gap of 9 years, Currently active
Rajan
26
Climbed 4 yrs till 2007, Currently inactive due to out of Country
Deepak
25
Climbed pinnacles till 2004. Currently inactive.
Rishi
14
Climbing since past 3 years, Currently inactive
Suhas
4
Climbing since past 2 years, Currently active
Mukesh
4
Climbing since past 2 years, Currently active
Milind
4
Climbing since past 5 years, Currently inactive
Pravin
3
Climbing since past 1 year, Currently active
Anup
2
Climbing since past 1 year, Currently active
Shubham
1
Climbing since past 1 year, Currently active
Rohan
3
Climbing since past 3 years in USA, Currently active in India


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