Rock climbing as a sport started in the United Kingdom in the 60’s. As the sport grew, climbers found it difficult to get away from work and pursue climbing in the hills on a regular basis. Climbing enthusiasts found it difficult to go far away from the cities after work. Therefore, they improvised methods and attempted the steep corners of the buildings to simulate the rock climbing.
Rock climbing is not very different from mountaineering except that instead of snow there are rocks involved in this adventure sport. Rock climbing’s most basic features include climbing a rock face, using only hands, feet and a safety rope. Nepal offers some really terrific places for people who like crawling up vertical cliffs with the help of their finger nails.
Rock Climbing Sites
Nagarjun also known as the Jamacho is the forested hill which lies to the northwest of the Swayambhunnath Stupa. The climbing cliff here is located inside the Royal Forest and is suitable for both beginners and regulars. The limestone face is about 12 meters high, and there are several piton-equipped routes.
Another interesting rock wall is situated on the slope of Shivapuri hill to the north of Kathmandu .The granite faces here lie scattered about, and the big cliff in the center is equipped with a single route .To get there, you go to Budhailkantha (9km),the shrine of the sleeping Bishnu, then walk west from the bus stop the Bishnumati stream through terraced fields and enters the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife reserve. The cliffs can be seen from a distance, so you won’t have much difficulty finding the place.