climbing as a sport started in the United Kingdom in the 60's. As the
sport grew, climbers found it difficult to get a way from work and pursue
climbing in the hills on a regular basis. Climbing enthusiasts found it
difficult to go far away from the cities after work. Therefore, they
improvised methods and attempted the steep corners of the buildings to
simulate the rock climbing.
Thus started the present day simulated rock climbing. These can be built
right in the heart of cities or indoors and they provide easy and convenient
access to climbers. In India, this new sport of climbing is catching up very
fast and there is also a rapid expansion going on in creating basic
infrastructure facilities like construction of artificial climbing walls in
various parts of the country.
Rock climbing is not very different from mountaineering except that instead
of snow there are rocks involved in this adventure sport. Rock climbing's
most basic features include climbing a rock face, using only hands, feet and
a safety rope.
If you are good at climbing, then you can definitely try out this sport.
But, some rock traverses in certain areas extend over great lengths and
merit championship status. Certain climbs can often prove gruelling and
tough, but the magic of the surrounding mountains landscapes always keep the
spirits high of a climber.
is becoming popular in India now and many mountaineering clubs in the
country are imparting training to the novice. Since it is a part of any
expedition, the mountain climbing enthusiasts have to learn and practice
this game before one can think of joining the expedition.
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The rafting trip can be started off from the options available on the Indus
River and its major tributaries. The best stretch for professionally guided
runs in white water is on the Indus between Spituk and Saspol. Beyond
Saspol, the river becomes difficult and running it requires technically
skilled participants and careful organization.
The Mountaineering Institute has branches at Dharamshala, Bharmour,
Narkanda and Jispa, where training on the rocks is imparted. Those who do
not have the time or opportunity can learn it from the books.
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in the Garhwal Himalayas too sees excellent high altitude rock climbing but
one should always try out the rocking expedition in the summer and autumn
months. Rock climbing courses in Uttaranchal are conducted at George Everest
House in Mussoorie, Buranskhanda near Dhanaulti, Phoolchatti near Rishikesh.
GMVN provides NIM trained instructors, complete climbing equipment with
transport, TRH / camping, catering and first aid.
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The growing Himalayas are a temptation for those that want to be tethered
to them - or want to free climb the mountains. Whatever your pleasure, these
young mountains are sure to offer enough finger-clinging holds to give a
lifetime of memories. Most trekking outfitters offer all the gear you'll
need for mountaineering. But for more specific climbing needs, consider
coming loaded with your own gear.
Rock Climbing is perhaps one of the least promoted sport in Nepal. However,
some rock faces have been developed as training ground for enthusiastic
climbers both local and foreign. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has
been providing separate training on rock climbing for the last six years to
school children and to college students basically to arouse their interest
in this field as well as in mountaineering.