Rock Climbing in Nepal is a hobby sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made climbing walls. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes.
The main goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. Rock climbing is similar to scrambling (another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations), but climbing is generally differentiated because of the use of hands to support the climber's weight as well as to provide balance.
Rock climbing has found increasing popularity among the tourists coming into Nepal as well as for local enthusiasts. Your rock climbing trip can therefore be combined with bird watching, game watching and experiencing some of the last of the valley's wilds. Some of the famous Rock climbing spots in Nepal are given bellow:
Shreeban Rock Climbing
For those who seek adventure: quest for rock climbing in Shreeban is unique. The vertical rock South west of resort/camp is all equipped for adventure seekers. Rocks are fitted with piton and ropes. Climbing equipments are available at Shreeban. It is Eco Trek Nepal’s own private climbing spot where hobby climbers can join for their rock climbing activities and other retreat programs.
Hattiban Rock Climbing
Hattiban climbing site is situated 26km far from Kathmandu valley and it takes 1 hour by bus. It is just 20 minute walk from the Road there are more than 10 routes. The climbing grades are start from 6a to 7a this place is very good in winter because it is south face and sunlight all the day.
Balaju Rock Climbing
Balaju Rock Climbing Site is located in the north-west of Kathmandu valley. It takes 20 minutes driving by private vehicles and about 1 hour walk from Thamel, Kathmandu. It is one of the nearest Climbing Site of Kathmandu valley. There are more than 21 climbing routes and grade 4a to 7a+ overhang climbing also peoples who wants to train them self there are many multi pitch 30m and single pitch 12m.