Wednesday, 20 February 2013

[Climbing] Mumbra 16th Feb. 2013

Date: 16th February, 2013

Per head cost: 30 INR (Mumbai to Mumbai)

With the advent of 6th Semester, it was high time that I venture out to breathe some fresh air. So, we (Anurag Muley & Darshak Sanghvi) decided to throw a quick visit to Mumbra, one stop destination for bouldering. Mumbra is a town and suburb of Thane district and is easily accessible by local train on central line (CST, Dadar, Thane). The steps to Mumbra Devi temple are about 10 minutes walking distance from Mumbra station. For reaching the bouldering area, one needs to take a right turn in between. The steps follows all the way up to Mumbra Devi temple. 

[Photo credits: Anurag]

Me @ base of the Hill

Me, Darshak & Anurag

The chimney climbing (Remember the 127 hours scene !! )
Cracks in rocks, usually parallel, wide enough to fit your body inside, is a chimney.


Chimney







Teaching Anchoring & Belaying





Best part of Mumbra is that it can serve as a perfect half-day hangout. Packing a day's lunch, 2 ltr water bottle, reaching early morning, and enjoying the Rocks until sun gets overhead, and returning back around 3.00  PM would be perfect half-day hangout. Before taking the return route we threw a visit to the temple on the top of hill. 

This place has some boulders for beginners too, but its not recommended for first timers to travel alone. It is better to go with someone experienced. Here is the link to my previous visit to Mumbra