Climbs 130
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 427m a.s.l

Should have worn a t-shirt © Nick Brown

Crag features

Loads of sharp granite bouldering famous since the 90's. Island is the place to stay to get away from the crowds.

Approach notes

Take the ferry boat 10 rupees inclusive of bouldering mat acrooss the Tungabhadra river from Hampi, 2 minute crossing, starting at around 8am in the monsoon months, with last boat at 6pm. Walk up to the mainpath from the landing site, turn left and walk parallel to the padi fields. As the road bends to the right, take the dirt track up to 'Begum's restaurant' (just ask) where you can buy topo (70 rupees) and hire reasonable quality pads (50 rupees a day). The climbing at Sector A is overlooked from here.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Classicf6B ***1
2Problem 1f6A *2
3Classic Facef6A ***1
4Easy Crack (Island Sector A)
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f4 *3
5Classic Torture (Island Sector A)
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f6B ***1
6More Pain (Island Sector A)
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f6C **1
7Torture Traverse (Island Sector A)
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f7B ***2
8Dyno (Island Sector A) - Egg Boulder
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f6A **2
9No 3, High Top Out (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f4+ 1
10No 13, Mantle (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f7A ***1
11No 15, Classic Face (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f6A ***2
12No 16, Traverse (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f7A+ *1
13No 19, Sit Start (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f6B 1
14No 22, Crack (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f5 2
15No 23, Face (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f5 *3
16Easy Crack (Island Sector A)
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f4 *1
17Classic Torture (Island Sector A)
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f6B ***1
18More Pain (Island Sector A)
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f6C **1
19Torture Traverse (Island Sector A)
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f7B ***1
20Dyno (Island Sector A) - Egg Boulder
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f6A **2
21No 3, High Top Out (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f4+ 1
22No 13, Mantle (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f7A ***1
23No 15, Classic Face (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f6A ***1
24No 16, Traverse (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f7A+ *1
25No 19, Sit Start (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f6B 1
26No 22, Crack (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f5 1
27No 23, Face (Rishimuk Plateau)
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f5 *2
28Sitting Buddha (sit start) - Relax Bouldersf6C+ **3
29Problem 2, Boulder 5, (Relax Boulders)f6B *3
30Problem 1, Boulder 6, (Relax Boulders)f6A+ *1
31Boulder 2 (Rishimukh Plateau)f6A+ ***1
32Problem 2, Boulder 10 Back Face (Rishimukh Plateau)f7A **2
33Problem 2, Boulder 10 Front Face (Rishimukh Plateau)f6B **1
34Problem 2, Boulder 1 (Mushroom Area)f6A **2
35Problem 2, Boulder 4 (Mushroom Area)
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f6A * 
36Problem 2, Boulder 19 Back Face (Hot Sloper)
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f7A+ **1
37Problem 2, Boulder 1, Relax Boulders
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f6B+ *3
38Boulder 2, Relax Boulders
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f6B 2
39Problem 1, boulder 6 Rishimukh Plateau
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f6C+ *1
40Problem 2, boulder 6 Rishimukh Plateauf6B+ **2
41Problem 1, TV Boulder, Rishimukh Plateau
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f7A ***2
42Problem 2, TV boulder, Rishimukh Plateau
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f6B+ **5
43Problem 3, TV boulder, Rishimukh Plateau
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f6B+ *4
44Problem 4, TV boulder, Rishimukh Plateau
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f7A+ **3
45Problem 2, Boulder 10, Rishimukh Plateau
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6b+ 2
46Problem 1, Boulder 10, Rishimukh Plateau
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f6A+ 2
47Problem 1, Boulder 11, Rishimukh Plateau
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f6C+ 1
48Problem 1, Boulder 2, Pilgrimage Sector
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f6A 1
49Problem 2, Boulder 2, Pilgrimage Sector
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f6A+ **1
50Problem 3, Boulder 2, Pilgrimage Sector
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f6B+ 1
51Problem 4, Boulder 2, Pilgrimage Sector
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f6C 1
52Double Tab, Double Arete Boulder
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f7B ***4
53Problem 2, Crystal Boulder, Mushroom Areaf6B *1
54Problem 1, Boulder 3, Little Cave Area
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f6B 1
55Problem 1, Boulder 6, Little Cave Areaf6C *1
56Problem 2, Boulder 6, Little Cave Area
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f6A+ 1
57Problem 1, Sandwich Boulder
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f5+ *4
58Problem 2, Sandwich Boulder
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f6B *9
59Problem 3, Sandwich Boulder
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f7A+ ***4
60Sun Sloper 1
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f6C *4
61problem 1, Boulder 1, Access Denied Area
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f6A+ *1
62Classic Dyno, Boulder 3, Egg Boulders Area
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f6B *2
63Problem 1, Boulder 13, Egg Boulders Area
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f6A+ *3
64Problem 3, Boulder 17, Egg Boulders Area
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f7A 1
65Problem 2, Boulder 1, Lands End Area
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f6A 1
66Problem 3, Boulder 1, Lands End Area
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f5+ 1
67Problem 1, Boulder 2, Lands End Area
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f6A+ 1
68Problem 1, Boulder 4, Lands End Area
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f6A 1
69Problem 1, Boulder 6, Lands End Area
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f6C ***1
70Problem 1, Boulder 7, Lands End Areaf7B **1
71Cosmic Friction *f6C ***3
72Cosmic Arete *
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f6B+ 5
73Cosmic Arete sit-start *
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f7A+ 2
74Kingfisher *
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f7A+ **2
75Aeroplane *
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f7A ***6
7690-Degree-ArÍte *f7A ***1
77Black Power 1 *
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f7A **2
78Hot Slapper *
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f7A ***4
79Long Move *
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f7A 1
80Psycobloc *
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f6B+ *4
81Problem 3, Boulder 1, Relax Area *
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f6C 1
82Classic Roof *
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VB *** 
83Start Up, Sphinx *
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f6C **1
84Kurt Albert Pocket *
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f6B ***2
85Little Cobra *
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f7B **2
86Japanese Jump *f7B 5
87Alien *
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V8 ***2
88Why like this? *f7A+ **2
89Problem 2, Boulder 17, Rishimukh Plateau ("Crimpy Piano")f6A+ ***3
90Secret Cornerf6C 1
91Easy Start
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f5 *1
92Sebis Roof
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f7A+ ***1
93Channel 1
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f6A+ **2
94Traverse to the Left (TV Boulder)
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f7A *2
95Long Reach
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f6C+ *1
96Paunch
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f6A *2
97Breakfast
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f6A+ **2
98Stick It
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f6A *2
99Shine On
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f6A *1
100Hard Slab
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f6B 1
101Hunting For Love
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f5+ 2
102Cutting Crew
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f6A *1
103Open Door
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f7A **2
104Changing Corners Sit Start
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f6C+ **2
105Walk on Eggshells
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f6A 1
106Relax
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f6B+ 1
107Double Dyno
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f7A ***1
108Crystal Ball 26 (sds)
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f6C  
109Sit and Jump
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f7A+ 2
110Jingle in the Jungle
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f7A ***1
111Face/Quality Control (Double ArÍte Boulder)f7B+ **1
112The Middle Wayf8A *1
113Crystal Ballf7B ***1
114Goan Cornerf7B+ ***1
115The Diamondf7B ***1
116Indian Sumerf7C ***1
117Indian Winterf7A 1
118Klems Traversef7C *1
119Surface Traverse (Surfer's Traverse)f7C ***1
120Sleeping Babaf7B ***1
121Krishnaf7A ***1
122Cosmic Scoopf6B ***1
123Cosmic Crimpf6B+ ***1
124Sit and Waitf7B *1
125The Sheildf6C+ **1
126Party Scoopf6B+ **1
127Crimps (Party Boulder)f7A *1
128Access Denied *
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f6C ***1
129Barrys Double Arete *
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f6B **1
130Prow-Egg boulder *f6B+ *1
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