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L-i - 5.4

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  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


From the Orvakal Rock Garden entrance walk towards the lake. Half way, before reaching the Lovers Wall area, there is a tall stand-along rock with a long vertical crack on the left side of its face. Start at the short vertical crack 6 feet right of the long vertical crack. The first move is the crux for a short person. Traverse left along a ledge to the long vertical crack. Follow it all the way up.

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Walk off on the back of the rock.

Submitted by: thepingway on 2013-03-07
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Route ID: 113424

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  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: thepingway on 2013-02-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First Ascent

Ranga Vudukuru, a climber based in Hyderabad, took me to Orvakal Rock Garden for the first time. He suggested that I lead up the long vertical crack. I found the start to be difficult, probably a 5.8 move. Since it was my first lead climb in India, to be safe, I chose to start at the short vertical crack to the right. I used two medium-sized cams and one nut for this route.

Added: 2013-03-07