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Nagarjun Forest Reserve (aka Balaju)
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Route 13 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Frances Fierst on Feb 6, 2011

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Near the top of the stem section. Route moves lef...

Description 

This is probably the most distinct and fun route in the area. Start at the base of the prominent chimney. The bolts for this route run along the right side. Stem your way up. You need to climb up to clip the 4th bolt (works best of you extend this one), then move down a bit and traverse left. The next small, bulging section is the crux. Follow on through to the easy climbing. There is one more small bulging section to climb through right before the anchor.

Location 

Can't miss it. Look for the big chimney. The climb also has the number 13 painted at the start.

Protection 

Probably 9 to 10 bolts plus a bolted anchor.


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Route 13 except I had to traverse to the bolt line to the right at the top to avoid a large hornets nest. Nagarjun Forest Kathmandu Nepal
Route 13 except I had to traverse to the bolt line...

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By Ken H
From: Bell's Canyon, UT
Jun 13, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

When we were there this route was in bad condition. You had to dodge the nats covering the wall down low or if you disturbed them they would get in your eyes, mouth, nose, and hair. Once past there was a large hornet or wasp nest about 2/3 of the way up. Luckily, I was able to traverse right onto the top of route 14.