Dave and I love to rock climb. For a couple of years in our life, we climbed regularly all around the Toronto area. We were regulars at Joe Rockheads climbing gym in the city and we hung out with our climbing friends to tackle the local crag on the weekends.
That is why when we heard that there was climbing in Hampi India, we just had to check it out for ourselves.
I can understand why there is so much climbing here. Giant boulders dot the landscape making for perfect bouldering conditions. There are a few bolted routes here as well, but what people come to Hampi for is the bouldering.
People come here strictly to climb atop big rocks, and climb they do.
All of the bouldering happens across the river from the Hampi Bazaar and the main climbing hangout is at Goan Corner. (Walk straight once you have gotten of the boat and up the steps. Follow path as it veers to the right. ) If you stay there, you will receive free crash mats, shoes and chalk for your entire duration. Most people bring there own gear here as it is a destination for some serious bouldering.
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