Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Netherlands (55%), Nepal (40%) and France(5%) of the year
    Posts
    287

    Lightbulb 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    You want to go for some serious hardrock climbing?! (Not for beginners!!!!!)


    3 Sisters’ Climbing Rock (private property=>use of our rocks with any commercial purposes are strictly prohibited)


    Rules and Regulations:
    • Entrance fees should be paid at the counter of EWN/3 Sisters Adventure Trekking before approaching the climbing rock. (office opens at 10 AM)
    • A maximum of 12 people are allowed to use the climbing rock at one time.
    • Use of the wall will only be granted to qualified climbers or climbers with a qualified climbing guide (able to lead a minimum of grade 5b/c).
    • Top roping is only allowed with use of the double top anchors or top chains.
    • The bottom anchors are only suited for self belay. Not for direct belay.
    • Changing or removing anything at the climbing wall and cutting trees and bushes is not allowed.
    • All rubbish and trash, even organic food leftovers, should not be left at the climbing rock surroundings, and should be deposited in appropriate vesicles.
    • Only use the existing path (no shortcuts) to the climbing rock to avoid erosion and respect the wildlife and neighborhood (no music or loud voices).
    • All malfunctions (loose bolts or damages at the rock) should be reported in detail to the counter of EWN/3 Sisters Adventure Trekking.
    • Climbers and belayer should always wear appropriate helmets, harnesses, and shoes.
    • EWN/3 Sisters Adventure Trekking has the right to refuse entrance at any time in case of not following the rules or dangerous behavior.

    Information:

    • As it is a newly made, be aware that some parts of the rock are delicate and small holds or steps could break out (specially, the white chalk parts are unstable).
    • For all climbs a 50 meter single rope is needed (minimum 9.7 mm if leading), a minimum of 10 quick runners and 3 – 4 lock karabiners.
    • There is a traverse between nr.13 and Nr. 10 (belay chain around the corner at the left side of nr. 10) and climb out to the top, 3 bolts,( belay on two top bolts) Grade 4c/5a
    • Between climb nr,3 and nr.2 there is a traverse possible, ending at top of nr. 2
    • Sector ABC is located above the cable way; from there the climbs start. Climb A starts in the chimney and is graded 4c/5a 8 bolts - belay chain on the wall end. 15 mtrs. Climbs B and C start from the cable; B is graded 4b/4c (6 bolts), C is graded 4c/5a (6 bolts) and 15 meters Belay on chain. Climbs are marked in red. No top roping on B&C, sharp edge can damage your rope! Top belay or use long tape sling to avoid it.
    • Left of the ABC section there is a new climb called Spider. Belay at the top near the tree on two bolts (no top rope, walk down). Grade 5c+ / 11 bolts and 20 meters.


    The Climbs:

    Climb #Name # of Bolts Top Belay Grade Meters
    1 Watch Me 5 Chain 5c+/6a 14 mtr
    2 Orange 4 Chain 5b 14 mtr
    3 Muscles 6 Chain 5c 18 mtr
    4 Elevation 6 Chain 5c/5c+ 14 mtr
    5 No Guts, No Glory 8 Chain 5b+/5c 19 mtr (two ways: left 5b+ right 5c)
    6 A Zig Zag 9 Chain 6a+ (direct way 6b) 20 mtr
    7 Dare It 8 Chain 7 b/c 18 mtr
    8 Victorious 8 Chain 6a+/6b 18 mtr
    9 Empowerment 3 Chain 5c 12 mtr
    10 Nanga Parbati 10 2 Chain 5c+/6a 23 mtr
    11 Tendi’s Fall 9 Chain 5b+ 20 mtr
    12 U Can Do It 9 Chain 5b 20 mtr
    13 Revival 5 Chain 4b 18 mtr
    14 Energizer 4 Chain 4c/5a 10 mtr

    The section between 1-2-3 and 4 etc has some possible new climbs. Still we need to clean up some parts but it is in a lower grade and more easy. We hope to finish some more new climbs by the end of 2015. Information at the desk of EWN.

    Contact for information about Climbing, rental, instructor service, etc, only through Empowering Women of Nepal / 3 Sisters Adventure trekking ltd
    mail to: ewn@3sistersadventure.com or ewomenofnepal@gmail.com
    tel: 061-462231 or 061-461749
    Office hours (and services offered) from 10 am until 5 pm


    Booking at least one day ahead. Equipment like harness, quick draws, helmet, etc, are on rent available. Shoes limited up to size 45. Please wear socks.
    If rope needed only with service of Climbing instructor. Bring ID or Passport with you when renting gear, without that no deal.

    Be aware that rock Climbing is a dangerous sport if guided by non autorised persons. The EWN/3 Sistes instuctors are all well trained and experienced.

    Have a safe climb!

    More information on video -> click here
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Harry; 25th October 2015 at 01:47 PM. Reason: see red marked line

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Netherlands (55%), Nepal (40%) and France(5%) of the year
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    The new climb (named SPIDER) was climbed today by a French climber and set on 5c/5c+. The lower section is still a little sandy but well bolted.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Harry; 13th December 2013 at 09:23 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Netherlands (55%), Nepal (40%) and France(5%) of the year
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    Hardest climb at Methlang; Dare it (nr 7) opened by Aaron Hartig in 2010 grade 7b/c.
    Small pockets and overhanging rockface.
    Still a big chalange for the girls of EWN instructors team.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Harry; 8th December 2013 at 01:47 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Netherlands (55%), Nepal (40%) and France(5%) of the year
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    Today a direct line in climb nr. 6 ( A zig zag) was opened and climbed in lead by our instructor Lalu Maya. It''s at least a 6b crux.
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    Last edited by Harry; 3rd January 2014 at 04:35 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Netherlands (55%), Nepal (40%) and France(5%) of the year
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    All belay ancors are glued in with two component cement as here on top of section ABC (and should be used like the pictures shows) If doubts ask at the reception of EWN for instruction.
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    Last edited by Harry; 3rd January 2014 at 05:05 AM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Netherlands (55%), Nepal (40%) and France(5%) of the year
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    Nr. 7 (Dare it!) has already been climbed few times. Jesus from Spain leading the 7b/c quoted climb latest November
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Netherlands (55%), Nepal (40%) and France(5%) of the year
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    That is not possible on this rock, it will damage the climbs and beside that there are no bolts on the top of the rock.
    This rock is only for serious rock climbing and climbers with knowledgde and experience in climbing outdoor.

    Perhaps you can try somewhere else where they offer the fun things too
    Last edited by Harry; 25th January 2014 at 03:57 AM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Netherlands (55%), Nepal (40%) and France(5%) of the year
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    The start of this wonderful rock climbing wall was made in December 2008 and at that time we bolted 4 climbs. In the winter of 2009 we were able to try out some nice lines and this resulted in 14 climbs. A lot of drilling, glueing and fixing the belay anchors followed. A platform was build and loads of soil and stones were moved to make a wider space below the rocks. Every year there is still a lot of maintenance to do such as cutting grass, removing branches and soil. We also test all anchors, bolts and rock parts.
    We continue in working on new climbs as already mentioned in previous posts on this page. Now there are nearly 20 different routes.
    We just ask a small entree fee so we can maintain the rocks and pay the anual rents to the landowner.
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Pokhara, Nepal
    Posts
    308

    Default Re: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    Hey, Harry, why don't you set up a website or Facebook page for the rock climbing.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Netherlands (55%), Nepal (40%) and France(5%) of the year
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: 3 Sisters rock at Pokhara

    Quote Originally Posted by webmaster View Post
    Hey, Harry, why don't you set up a website or Facebook page for the rock climbing.
    I just stick to my favorite! Trekinfo.com and go for another 5 *****
    EWN has her own facebook and also 3 Sisters, I like trekinfo.com and looking at the number of readers of the 'post from Nepal', I think I have already over 6500 likes.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •