About the Sport:
Rock climbing involves climbing up, down or across rock formations or rock walls. It is an adventure sport that needs both physical and mental stamina and strength. The three main styles of rock climbing are on-sight, flash and red point.
There are different types of rock climbing as well:
Free climbing | Aid Climbing | Solo Climbing | Deep-Water Soloing | Top Rope Climbing | Sport Climbing | Bouldering | Lead Climbing |
Roped Solo Climbing | Traditional Climbing.
There are different techniques used for climbing on different types of rock. They are crack climbing, face climbing, via ferrata and simul climbing.
Relation To India:
India’s topography is ideal for rock climbing. Wide range and variety of rock formations make India a favorite destination for rock climbing. This adventure sport is quite liked by the youth here. Some of the popular destinations for rock climbing are as follows:
Himalayan region of Nainital & Pithoragah, Miyar Valley, Parvati Valley and Sar pass in Himachal Pradesh, Ramnagar, Savanaduga and Madhugiri in Karnataka, Pythal Mala in Kerala, Shey Rock in Jammu and Kashmir, Malshej ghat in Maharashtra.
Tips / Precautions / Interesting Facts:
It is always better to climb in pairs and be careful of the injuries, resulting from falls or overuse, which can get severe if ignored. You need to have good knowledge of the climbing technique and use specialized climbing equipment to enjoy a safe climb!