|Rock Climbing in Dhauj
This area contains boulders, trad and multipitch routes on very good granite. The grades range from 5.5 to 5.11d. A standard rack with a set of nuts and cams to 2.5 works. Some routes are rated R and even X, so a toprope setup may be prefereable. There are no bolts. The area is extremely hot in summer (April-August)but climbs are possible in the shade. Bring enough water and some food. THERE ARE NO RESCUE SERVICES. The nearest hospital is PROBABLY "Privat Hospital", located on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, a few kilometres northeast of the junction with NH8 (near DLF phase 2010)
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||The crags are located near the village of Dhauj. Two routes are possible. One is to drive straight on Aurobindo Marg, south to Haryana. Drive past the border, through Sikanderpur village and take a left at the first light. Left again at the roundabout and then drive straight on the road for about 30 minutes till a police checkpost for the Mangaer village. Take a right towards this village and drive straight will you reach the valley, descend down a steep curving road, you will see a lake and rocks beyond Mangaer village. Park near the rocks, and keep an eye on your car! (I had a broken window and rope stolen once). Total distance is around 30-40 km from the I.I.T - Aurobindo Marg crossing in Delhi.
||On Faridabad road, after the second India oil petrole station(approx21,5th km)take on the right a paved road to Global Farms'(28°24'26,90"N - 77°11'34,04"E); the last 2 km can be a little difficult with a 2w car. 7 km total.
|When to Climb:
||October – February
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