Rock Climbing in Nepal
Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. Rock climbing is similar to scrambling (another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations), but climbing is generally differentiated because of the use of hands to support the climber’s weight as well as to provide balance. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber’s strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Because of the wide range and variety of rock formations around the world, rock climbing has been separated into several different styles and sub-disciplines that are described below.
Rock climbing has found increasing popularity among the tourists coming into Nepal as well as for local enthusiasts. Your rock climbing trip can therefore be combined with bird watching, game watching and experiencing some of the last of the valley’s wilds. Some of the famous Rock climbing in Nepal are:
Balaju Rock Climbing
Balaju Rock Climbing Site is located in the north-west of Kathmandu valley. It takes 20 minutes driving by private vehicles and about 1 hour walk from Thamel, Kathmandu. It is one of the nearest Climbing Site of Kathmandu valley. There are more than 21 climbing routes and grade 4a to 7a+ overhang climbing also peoples who wants to train them self there are many multi pitch 30m and single pitch 12m.
Hattiban Rock Climbing Site
Hattiban climbing site is situated 26km far from Kathmandu valley and it takes 1 hour by bus. It is just 20 minute walk from the Road there are more than 10 routes. The climbing grades are start from 6a to 7a this place is very good in winter because it is south face and sunlight all the day.
Thame Rock Climbing Site
Thame Rock Climbing site is situated in the eastern part of Nepal of Khumbu region at 3800m from the sea level. In this rock climbing site there are more than 17 different routes which are starting from 4c to 7c multi pitch 200m height.
Bimal Nagar Rock Climbing Site
Bimal Nagar climbing site is situated in the south west from Kathmandu and it takes almost 5 hours by bus on the way to Pokhara. It is 140 km from Kathmandu. There are only few fixed route where you can go climbing it is 60m natural rock climbing and four pitch and some single pitch it is just 2 minutes from the road.