In Delhi, the best season to attempt an adventurous and thrilling sport such as rock climbing is from the month of October up until March. The best thing about rock climbing in Delhi is that the challenges range from relatively easy (ideal for beginners) to challenging (for novices and professionals). It needs some physical fitness, a calm mind and a sense of balance. Both aspects will help the climber make appropriate judgements and provide focus when making decisions.
If you are seeking to get away from the hustle and bustle of traffic that is rampant in the city of Delhi, you can easily and quickly head to one of their many rock climbing sites without much advanced planning.
This site is located in central Delhi, in West Patel Nagar. These rocks are comprised of sandstone slabs and walls. Heights vary from 20 feet up to 60 feet.
This site is situated on forest grounds on Delhi Ridge. The area is patrolled by the President’s bodyguard cavalry unit. The rocks are comprised of sandstone and vary in height from 10 feet to 30 feet.
This climb site is located in a park between Saket Colony and the famous Qutab Minar and is controlled by the Delhi Development Authority. The area is dotted with sandstone rocks and offers easy climb sites for both novices and experts. The rocks are shaped like two stack formations with two 12th and 15th minarets on top. Face climbs, chimneys and cracks can be tried here.
These famous hills which extend up through the state of Rajasthan, offer some of the best opportunities for climbers at Nuh, Dumdama and Dhauj. The Aravalli hills are comprised of granite rocks which are also great for mountaineering. If you are an experienced climber, then this site is great for you. The surrounding beauty of the hills will keep your spirits elevated as you attempt difficult climbs.
Other climbing sites in New Delhi
- Mira Model School
This site offers an outdoor climbing wall that is 15 meters high and 4 meters wide. It is located in Janakpuri .
- Shyama Vidyalaya
This climbing wall, located outdoors is 10 meters high and 5 meters wide and is situated in Lodhi Estate.
- Legend Inn Hotel
This hotel features an indoor climbing wall that is 12 meters high and 4 meters wide, situated in East Kailash.
- The Indian Mountaineering Foundation
For real climbing enthusiasts, this professional body hosts an International Standard Sport Climbing that is 15 meters high.
- Bindhand Chandra Vidyalaya
Located in Moti Bagh, this site features an outdoor climbing wall that towers 12 meters.
- The American Embassy School
This is an artificial outdoor climbing wall that features three climbing surfaces. It is situated in Chanakya Puri.
- Sainik School in Kunjpura and Zamia Milia Islamia
Both sites feature challenging outdoor climbing walls.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, New Delhi offers great climbing sites for all types of climbers.