26th to 27th Feb
Dhauj has a deep history of climbing and has produced a generation of bold climbers. The first wave of climbers came through in the 70’s and the process of exploration and development continued into the 90’s. Mohit Oberoi published the ‘Guide to Climbing Around Delhi’ in 2000 which extensively covered the climbing around Dhauj. Unfortunately, by then artificial walls came into the scene and the focus of the climbers shifted to competition climbing and Dhauj became irrelevant.
A new generation of climbers has emerged over the last few years that want to climb outdoors and are trying to rediscover Dhauj. Dhauj is a climbing paradise with a couple hundred trad lines and a dozen of boulder problems, but it’s a shame that only a handful of people climb there regularly. Gritfest is an attempt to establish a real outdoor community, who not just seek Dhauj for the climbing but truly love this oasis surrounded by one of the biggest metropolises in the country.
All participants are expected to bring their personal climbing gear, harness, shoes, crash pads, chalk etc. along with their trad climbing gear. Additional Gear can also be rented at the base camp.
- A team will comprise of 2 people (teams will be selected through drawing lots)
- First day of the fest is for trad climbing and 10 routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.8 will be part of the competition.
- 10 points for each route
- Both climbers have to lead at least 1 route
- All routes have to be lead and cleaned ground up
- Unlimited attempts
26th Feb 2022
Teams will be announced for the competition and terms of the competition will be discussed.
TRAD Climbing Competition
Delhi's Trad Climbing Festival - Come try climbing the way it was meant to be!
Top rope session for beginners
The Delhi Climbs team will host the beginner climbing workshop, which will kick off with a warm up and stretching routine followed by a safety briefing.
The focus of the workshop will be on sharing basic climbing techniques and developing confidence on the vertical terrain. Many easy top rope routes will be set up that will challenge the participants mentally and physically.
Sport Climbing Workshop
The Delhi climbs team will host the sport climbing workshop which will kick off with a warm up and stretching routine followed by a safety briefing. The participants will be made aware about gear, proper usage, climbing technique and some ropework. There will also be an emphasis on climbing movement. The participants will be guided to several easy sport routes which will be ideal for beginners.
Live Performance & Prize Distribution
Let the evening flow from an intense climbing day to some soothing live performances and distribution of prizes for the competitors.
Climb. Eat. Fun. Repeat.
27th Feb 2022
Climbing sessions to go on throughtout the day at various crags.
The Fest comes to a close
As all the participants climb all day as slowly start regrouping at the Crashpad. The fest will come to a close in the evening with some time spend together with new and old friends and people starting to head home.
Accommodation and Food
Welcome to Crashpad Mangar! A place for climbers by climbers. We have ample space to pitch tents. The farm stay will be our base camp for the festival and food and accommodation will be managed by the team.
We have the following packages available for the fest
- Lunch, Snacks and Dinner on Day 1
- Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2
- Registration Fees
- Competition Fee
- Climbing Sessions
- Campsite Facilities
- Workshops & Showcases
- Bring your own Camping Gear
Camping gear can be rented otherwise from the Crashpad
It’s a typical delhi winter. Where the rocks have good friction
You can take a cab . It’s the easiest way it drops you right next to our base or you can take metro till chattarpur and then take a cab or you can also drive down your own vehicle
From South delhi it is 18 kms
Yes, there are also options and guidance for people who wants to start
There is top rope climbing for beginners and also bouldering and there are also routes for all levels
Yes, we do have a place to camp.
Yes. You can also pitch your own tents
Yes. If you have your own arrangements and provisions
Yes, if you have one or there is also other options you can rent or buy. Just let us know prior and for top rope climbing we provide rope
The ground water is good and we can drink from the taps. There is no problem
Food is part of the package. For accomodation, camp space and campsite facilities are included in the fest pass. Camping gear is excluded. You are advised to bring your own camping gear, although camping gear will be available at a reasonable price at the campsite subject to availability.
Yes. It is called rock climbing guide in and around delhi. It is written by mohit oberoi
There is only one fest pass this time around, You may attend the fest for a day or for both the days.
No. But in very rare situations, we can always talk about it
There are no specific lockers. But you can always keep your things in our base .
It is very safe
The closest shop is 2km in mangar and the market is 4 kms in dhauj
Yes. The closest hospital is 4 km away
Yes there is electricity in and around our base
Yes. You can
There are common toilets for people camping
INR 2500 is the price of the fest pass
Yes. You can but we always prefer you registering before. So that we know the count and organize accordingly
We only have one package this time which includes everything apart from camping gear. They may choose to climb or not but the pass will cost the same.
Usually you see a lot of birds around .
Can be arranged if told prior
Yeah. We provide crash pads and also if you can bring one will be welcomed.