Located at the mouth of a narrow canyon, between two rocky hills and surrounding the Agastya Tirtha water reservoir in Karnataka State, Badami was once the powerful capital of the Chalukya Empire. Widely known for its rock cut temples and sculptures, as well as the amazing red sandstone cliffs, Badami is considered to be among the top destinations in India for both spiritual and adventure seekers.
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Rock Climbing in Echo Wall-Ben Nevis, Fort William, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom
Attempting the north face of Ben Nevis, Echo Wall is an extreme challenge for the well prepared rock climbers. It is considered to be one of the most difficult traditional protected climbs in Europe. Indeed, it is quite possible that the spot ranks in the first place regarding difficulty level. The first stage has quiet easy slabs. However, the last 70 m/229 ft above need technical and risky rock climbing skills. This happens because there is poor protection near the end.
It is hard to stop and place the two most crucial wires on the roof. Technical knowledge as for the temperature and rock friction is required by climbers. The result of your attempt is highly depending on the climate conditions, because of the volcanic rocky shape of Ben Nevis.
Echo Wall is one of the less known quality routes, thus less performed by climbers, however, solitude is required for your concentration while attempting your venture.