Bouldering in Belapur, India

Photos by Scott Clark / - In the fall of 2009 I began climbing with a great group of Indian climbers in the "mountains" surrounding Belapur, near Mumbai, in western India. The local climbers are strong and dedicated, spending seemingly every weekend climbing somewhere in the area. They come from all over — from Lower Parel in Central Mumbai to Pune, three hours further to the East. They search out new cliff lines to climb every possibility, mostly bouldering but also some sport routes too. From this site you can Mumbai in the distance through the haze.