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ARTICLE: A Wave of Lockdown New-Routing in India

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 UKC Articles 16 Feb 2022

Nutan Shinde-Pawar shares some new Indian rock climbing developments that occurred during the COVID-19 lockdowns, as locals headed for nearby outcrops...

2020 and 2021 were punctuated by global lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With no access to climbing gyms, climbers around the world rediscovered neighbouring crags in their search for rock. Many of the local gems, overshadowed by the popular areas, suddenly saw the light of day. And in the less-prominent climbing nations like India, there was a radical change. Indian climbers saw an opportunity to explore new climbing destinations. 

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 Michael Gordon 16 Feb 2022
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Some quality vege on that last photo

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Love this. Indian rock looks so good! Hope to get out there someday.

 McHeath 22 Feb 2022
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For some reason this article made me incredibly happy, thanks! I'd never had India on my rock climbing/bouldering map (except for Johnny, Jerry and Kurt's fascination with the monkeys on the bouldering blocks at Hampi).

Not realistic at the moment (or maybe even ever), but the article makes me want to go there and check it all out. Keep up the good work! 


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