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.

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Trad Competition


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.

Rules

  • 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
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26th Feb 2022

10AM

Welcome Address

Teams will be announced for the competition and terms of the competition will be discussed.

11AM – 5PM

TRAD Climbing Competition


Delhi's Trad Climbing Festival - Come try climbing the way it was meant to be!

11AM–5PM

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.

11AM–5PM

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.

5PM– 7PM

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.

8PM

DINNER

Climb. Eat. Fun. Repeat.

DAY ENDS

27th Feb 2022

10AM – 5PM

Climbing Sessions


Climbing sessions to go on throughtout the day at various crags.

5PM

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.

DAY ENDS

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.


Packages

We have the following packages available for the fest

Fest Pass

₹ 2500
  • 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

FAQs

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

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

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.

Yes

Usually you see a lot of birds around .

Yes

Can be arranged if told prior

Yeah. We provide crash pads and also if you can bring one will be welcomed.

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