You can learn and practice rock climbing on the JRD Tata Climbing Wall installed within the premises of The Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) in…
General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure (GETHNAA) organizes short and long duration adventure programs, including parasailing, rock climbing, trekking and water sports courses for institutes and the masses. And, almost all adventures are reasonably priced. A 2-day rock-climbing course at Ram Nagaram, for instance, will cost INR 150.00 per person (subsidized) only.
GETHNAA has one of the finest artificial climbing walls inIndia. Highlights of the wall include bulges and humps similar to that of a natural rock and a 180-degree overhang or roof. Access to the wall is free. Practice as per your convenience. The wall of international standard, the largest in the country, is installed within the premises of the Kanteerva Stadium.
The primary objective of GETHNAA, a part of the Department of Youth Services and Sports,KarnatakaState, is to promote adventure sports. The academy has offices in Yavanika in Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium (Kasturba Road) andStateYouthCenter(Nrupathunga Road), Bengaluru, Karnataka (India).
Rock climbing, a demanding activity, has a dress code for comfort and safety of the climbers. So, for happy and safe climbing read on:
Clothes should neither be restrictive nor be too baggy that may catch on the rock and get ripped or inhibit your body movements. Long stretchable shorts or pants will protect shins and knees against scrapes if you bump into the rock, and pelvis area against friction caused owing to harness. Clothes selected should ensure full range of body movements. Breathable, comfortable, durable, flexible and functional clothing is the best bet, but do take into account weather of the rock climbing area. Another important aspect is fabric ability to wick away perspiration and keep your body dry. Specially designed rock climbing shoes or snuggly fit shoes with good grip are recommended. Tie hairs, especially long hairs, neatly because your hands would not be free during a climb to clear them from your face. Wear a helmet to avoid head injuries.