Scaling Heights or rock climbing entails both mental and physical capabilities to test upper body and inner strength as you need to balance your whole body with the use of your hands and fingers.
Rock Climbing, undoubtedly, is a very challenging adventure sport. It can also prove fatal in case you don’t have the knowledge, the proper technique and the necessary safety equipment in place before you attempt a climb. Generally this sport involves reaching the summit or a designated pre-defined point of the mountain or rock.
A year-around activity in Delhi, one of the most popular places for rock climbing in Delhi is the Garden of Five Senses. Organised by Delhi Tourism, this place offers courses for rock climbing that are also conducted by the department. The courses run from September to April. Delhi’s tourism department also provides the necessary infrastructure for safe and necessary training.
Best Time for Rock Climbing in Delhi
The rock climbing season starts from October up till March.
Rock Climbing Sites in Delhi
Dhauj is a perfect site for rock climbing as it is located at a distance of 7 km from Delhi-Chattarpur border near Mangar Village in Faridabad District of Haryana. Take the Faridabad-Sohna Road and travel another 1.5 km to reach the rock climbing site next to the Dhauj Lake.
This had been the most famous site for rock climbing for the past 20 years since it has some of the best natural rock formations as well as man-made formations suitable for climbing.
After being eroded for centuries, the Aravalis are left as hard granite rocks and thus are perfect for rock climbing and similar activities. The Aravali hills have good climbing scope at Damdama, Dhauj and Nuh, all situated near Delhi.
There are a number of boulders and overhangs, suitable for climbing and rappelling. There are clear marks on the rocks for the beginners to climb easily.
The Aravali rocks have been well classified and modified for the four levels of rock climbing - basic, intermediary, advanced as well as experimental. There are areas like Mughals, Shivaliks, Pantheon and Basic.
For booking and details, contact:
Delhi Tourism Office,
Baba Kharag Singh Marg, Delhi.
Contact no. 8635662530
Old Rocks of Lado Sarai
There are other rock climbing sites also like the Old Rocks of Lado Sarai in Delhi and PBG Rocks situated in the heart of the city. These rocks are located in a forest area next to the club house. There is a big 30 to 35 feet traverse and 9 to 10 climbs about 25 to 30 feet in height. There is no entry fee charged here (free entry). Just park your vehicles there and move into the forest till you reach the rock wall.
You should come to this place in groups only, preferably big ones because of the sheer expanse of the place. The area is remote, so group members must stay together all the time. Remember that it is difficult to find help in case of an emergency because of the remote location.
It is highly recommended to inform the guards about your plans of rock climbing before you enter the forest area. Don’t forget to take a knife along with you so that you can easily cut through the thorns in the jungle.
Artificial Climbing Wall at Indian Mountaineering Foundation in South Campus
The walls at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation situated in South Campus are also suitable for rock climbing. This is an International Standard Artificial Climbing Wall. The wall is about 40 feet high and ideal for both, beginners as well as season climbers. The Institute provides the necessary climbing equipments. There are State Level and National level competitions organized here frequently.
Charges: Rs 150/- for 4 hours/shift & Rs 500/- for one month as per current rates. The charges may be revised from time to time.
Location: Indian Mountaineering Foundation, 6, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi. After crossing the Venkateshwara College on the Dhaula Kuan Road, the IMF Institute is a few kilometres away moving on the same road.
Contact: +91 11 24111211, +91 11 24117935, +91 11 24111572
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