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RV - 5.3

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  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


From the Orvakal Rock Garden entrance walk towards the lake. Near the lake, on the left side is a tall left-leaning tower which is the tallest formation of the Monkey Wall. Start at the corner, climb up the short vertical cracks to the left of the arÍte. Step right under the roof and then left on top of the roof. Climb past the last roof on the left to the top.

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Submitted by: thepingway on 2013-03-07
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Route ID: 113425

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  Difficulty 5.3
  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 this tower along the arÍte line, climbing over the roofs all the way to the top. From the ground I saw no solid protection under the first roof which appeared to require lots of muscle power to pull over. So I decided that I would step around the first roof and keep the line close to the arÍte to maintain its consistent difficulty level. The face on the right has lots of rock features and is probably at 5.1 level.

Added: 2013-03-07