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Jun 2, 2017

Joshua Cook is pretty chuffed in this latest episode to cover his journey across the Himalayas. In May of this year, the Colorado native found himself in Himachal Pradesh, India, at the start of the region’s first ever bouldering (rock climbing) festival. Initially happy just to be back climbing after a long break, Joshua quickly became near ecstatic: not only was he in a world-class-in-the-making climbing region, but he personally was helping to make it happen, opening new routes, and giving them first names.

Highlights:

  • Descriptions of the climbing area around Sethan, Himachal Pradesh
  • Practical details on climbing and staying in the region
  • Insights into climbing culture: how routes are opened and named, and why climbers climb
  • Finding, opening, and conquering the “Sandwich Boulder”

Links:

Joshua Cook on bouldering in Sethan
Lonely Planet News on the bouldering festival