Climbing

Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a usually pre-defined route without falling.

Climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber’s strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. It can be a dangerous activity and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialised climbing equipment is crucial. (Source: Wikipedia)

INSTRUCTORS

Ganesh Chhetri

Ganesh is a four time Indian national champion in climbing, winning the nationals in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2007. Ganesh took his basic and advanced climbing certification from HMI Darjeeling. Ganesh also routesets for the nationals, teaches routesetting at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, and coaches the top young climbers in Delhi. Ganesh is the head climbing coach at Delhi Rock.

Anuraag Tiwari

Anuraag holds certification in basic and intermediate climbing, mountaineering oriented first aid (MOFA I and II), avalanche safety (levels 1 and 2) and ski mountaineering, all from the Mountaineers Organisation, Seattle. Along with Ganesh, his goal is to create a cadre of accomplished outdoor climbers based in Delhi. Anuraag is Delhi Rock’s safety lead.

SCHEDULE

Climbing 101
SAT & SUN 5.00 – 6.30 PM
TUE & THU 7.30 – 9.00 PM

Kids Climbing Class
TUE & THU 4.00 – 5.30 PM
SAT & SUN 3.00 – 4.30 PM

Master Class
WED 7.30 – 9.00 PM
SUN 7.30 – 9.00 PM

Climbing Women
TUE 7.30 – 9.00 PM
THU 7.30 – 9.00 PM

Private Sessions
MON to FRI 3.30 – 9.30 PM
SAT & SUN 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

First time users of the climbing gym are required to take our four part Climbing 101 seminar, where we illustrate the safety concepts applicable to climbing as well as explain basic climbing principles. Experienced climbers can request us via e-mail to schedule a belay test. Please register here prior.

After Climbing 101, if you’d like to progress in your climbing and go outdoors safely, you should start attending our weekly Master Class sessions, taken by Ganesh. These are included in your passes or monthly membership. These are regularly held, no registration required.

Women who’d like to take up climbing seriously can now opt for our unique Climbing Women program. This is taught by a wonderful young climber and coach, Prerna, and held twice a week. We’re proud to host India’s first women-only climbing program!

Parents who would like their kids to learn climbing can enrol them in our Kids Climbing Class where kids learn theory, technique and fitness. If you want to bring your kids at other times, you can take Climbing 101 in order to do so. Please register here prior.

Private sessions for kids or adults can be arranged. Private sessions are chargeable at Rs 1,800 for a 1.5 hour session, maximum group size three participants. A private can be arranged between 3.30 – 9.30 PM Mon / Wed / Fri and 9 AM – 5 PM weekends; email team@delhirock.com to check for availability. Please register here prior.

PRICING

Climbing 101 four part seminar
Rs 1,800

Private sessions
Rs 1,800

Kids Climbing Class
Rs 500

Single climbing pass *
Rs 400

10 climbing passes *
Rs 3,000

20 climbing passes *
Rs 5,000

One month climbing membership *
Rs 3,200

* Climbing passes and membership are only applicable to folks who have taken Climbing 101, or are experienced climbers who are ready to take their Belay Test. Climbing is a highly technical sport, and so people new to climbing coming to Delhi Rock must either (a) attend 101 (b) take a private session, or (c) come with a friend who is an experienced climber.

We accept cash at the gym, or you can pay us online.

GEAR, ATTIRE AND HOURS OF OPERATION

We want climbers to invest in their own basic equipment so that they learn safe use and handling on personal gear, and are primed to come climb outdoors and on trips. In the meantime, users are welcome to hire equipment from us for the following fees:

Climbing shoes rental
Rs 100

Climbing harness and belay device rental
Rs 100

Climbing attire is comprised of comfortable, breathable and stretchy exercise clothing; regular sports shoes; no jewellery of any kind visible; hair tied away neatly; nails trimmed close on both hands and feet. Bring a water bottle with electrolytes and light snacks for hydration and energy.

For folks we’ve belay certified, these hours and holidays apply for visits to the climbing gym.

CONTACT

EMAILteam@delhirock.com
TEL+91-11-46588444. Office hours are 3-9 pm every day.
ADDDelhi Rock, premises Nanaksar Gurudwara, opp res M-39 in GK2 (google maps)

18 thoughts on “Climbing”

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  2. Hey,
    I am visiting Delhi for a few days this week and just wanna do some indoor leading. Toproping and bouldering are fine as well. I just want to know what the procedure to climb in your gym is like, because I’m just there for 3 days (24,25,26 nov) and probably wont be able to do the intro course. I do work at a boulder, toprope and leading gym where I live and I’m lead belay certified by the American Alpine Club regulations. I do not have a belayer with me so I want to meet someone who i could climb with. I will belay for the other climber as well, I really love belaying other people. I already have shoes, a harness, chalk and a belay device and wanted to know if I could rent a rope from you if I climb. Thanks in advance

  3. Hi Aakashdeep,

    You’re welcome to come in on the 24th and get belay certified with us. Please see http://delhirock.com/climbing-101/ for notes on our belay system. You don’t need to do the intro course if you’re an experienced climber, the belay test is free and just takes 15 minutes, anytime from 3 pm to 9 pm. Yes, hopefully you’ll bump into folks on the day to climb with you, you can also ask our people to belay you. We have a rope for lead climbing, please ask the person at the reception for help with that.

  4. I am thinking of coming to Delhi rock.I wanted to ask you if the regular sessions are available on Mondays.
    Thank you

  5. Yes, we’re open for climbing today, from 3 to 9.30 pm. If you need a private session, you can do one, or just pay the regular fee and boulder.

  6. Hey,

    I’m a french student who is coming to work for 3 months in Delhi from 22nd April till 10th July. I do bouldering climbing indoor in France, do you think I will be able to take a kind of subscription in Delhi Rock to do bouldering once or twice a week during my stay ?
    Is it possible in the end of weekday ?
    I just have to bring my climbing shoes ?

    Thank you !

    Axel

  7. Yes, you’re welcome to pay our monthly fee, which is Rs 3200, or pay for 20 passes, Rs 5000, depending on the frequency of intended use. We’re open till 9.30 PM, so yes, it is possible to come after work. Correct, just climbing shoes please.

  8. You’re welcome to come every day if you’d like! But we recommend climbing 2-3 times a week to begin with, that’s enough, and you need rest as well.

  9. Hi I’m only free on Sundays.
    6 days a week I work from 10 to 7.

    How can I attend the 101 classes?

  10. 101 is at 730 pm on Tue and Thu, so you should be able to attend that? Alternatively, you can attend four Sundays 5 pm in a row. Alternatively, you can set up private sessions with Ganeshsir on weekday nights (say 8 pm) to gain the same instruction.

  11. I have some experience in climbing, and want to bring some friends to have some fun and give them an exposure as to what is climbing.
    What would the charges be like for a single visit per person as such ?

  12. Hi Ravtej,

    If you want to handle the group, that’s fine too – you just need to visit us beforehand and get belay certified, details of which are at http://delhirock.com/climbing-101/. You can do this any week day between 3 and 7.30 pm.

    The fees for a dropin (without instructor assistance) are 400 per person, plus 100 each for shoes / harness. You might just want to book a group visit with us (size 5 and above) where we charge 500 per head and provide instructors as well.

  13. Hi,
    I want to start with Climbing 101. Can I drop in, on Tuesday and pay at the gym straight away.

    Thanks

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