Bouldering in Hampi
Hampi is known as the bouldering capital of India. The area offers some of the best low altitude rock climbing in India. Whereever you take your eyes you would see boulders. They are spread over an entire region of 270 sq kms. However they all are not even and not suitable for climbing. Some boulders are too big while some are too small, some are too high while some are too steep. Also it becomes a little dangerous during rainy season as the rocks become very slippery.
Bouldering is a bit difficult here. Both technique as well as physical strength are equally important here. Some boulders are very high. The rocks are made up of excellent granite with many crimps. In majority of the boulders the quality of rock is excellent. But the rock material may be loose in some boulders. Hence take all necessary precautions.
There are no professional rock climbing tours conducted here. So, you have to arrange for all the equipment by yourself. It is advisable to take a crash-pad. The Rollo restaurant in Hampi rents some of the climbing equipment like shoes , crash pads etc.
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