Ganesha, were excellent guides! If it is your first time in the area, I would definitely recommend booking them. Besides being knowledgable about the climbing routes (which is important because there is no guide book or mountain project listing), they are really fun people to hang out with. They will show you the best places to eat, where to stay, and you may even get invited to dance class to watch the kids practice dance after school. We had a great time with them in Badami. I wish we could have stayed longer. When we return (hopefully soon), we will hire them again. Thanks guys, and best wishes!!!
I really enjoyed climbing with Ganesha while I was in Badami. He knew exactly which routes were right for me when I arrived and we gradually started pushing harder routes and really testing my skills after a couple days. I unfortunately missed some days of climbing because of food poisoning but Ganesha was always ready to climb when I was feeling good. He has a wealth of knowledge about the area and climbs. He is also just a really nice guy and fun to climb with. He is definitely the person to contact first if you are in Badami for climbing.
We met Ganesh while rock climbing at Badami during August 2016. Though we do not have any prior experience, he encouraged us a lot and he know good climbing routes.We had a great time climbing with him and would highly recommend him if you are planning on climbing in Badami.
I met Ganesha while bouldering in Hampi in September 2013. Later I climbed with him in Badami several times. Ganesha knows more or less all the routes in Badami and is a really good climber. You can really rely on him whether you are looking for a climbing guide or just travelling alone to Badami and need a climbing partner. Such a simple, reliable, friendly and trustworthy guy is hard to find.
I spent a great week climbing with Ganesha oct. 2015.
He is very professional, serious and secure. He knows all the wonderful climbing spots of Badami, and avoids thus wasting time in searching the nicest routes.
Moreover, he is talkative and gentle, which makes him a perfect partner for a great climb.
Ganesha guided us on all our seven trips to Badami. He’s a competent, knowledgable guide and a great guy to spend time with.
Ganesha is patient and encouraging with beginners while pushing more experienced climbers to explore their potential – all while managing risk for his clients and providing a safe experience.
Ask him to show you his awesome wildlife photos. Climbing is not his only talent!
Matt – Canada
Ganesh is the best climbing guide. He shows you all routes, knows the condition of bolts up there and will select really good routes for you to climb.
Thanks Ganesh for being with us!
Ganesh it’s really nice to climb with you… Thanks for all the support and help.
Looking forward to climbing in badami with you and your friends.
It was quite a coincidence (a very fortunate one as it turned out) when I ran into Ganesha on my first trip to Badami. I found him exactly where his intro says; ‘At the foothills of the Temple Area’. I was (relatively) a beginner back then and having Ganesha to show me the routes was immensely helpful. And now, probably 8 or 10 Badami trips later, my climber friends and I still seek him out every time. Inarguably the most reliable guide out there.
Warning: Ganesha’s ability to seemingly “float” up some routes could give you severe inferiority complex
No one knows Badami like Ganesha does. He knows where all the areas are and will connect you to the climbs of the grade you want to climb. I’ve always had a great time climbing with him and would highly recommend him if you are planning on climbing in Badami.
He was knowledgeable, encouraging, and professional. At the same time he was easy to get along with, just a really chill guy. Our climbing experience in badami was un-forgettable, a large part thanks to Ganesh. Can’t give him all the credit… badami rock, scenery and culture were incredible.
I have been to Badami a couple of times in 2013 and Ganesh has been a great guy to help us to show us routes in all the different climbing areas around Badami. He is a local with great knowledge of the place and has great climbing and belaying skills.
I would surely recommend him if you wanted to see and climb all the best routes of Badami.
My husband and I went climbing in Badami, November 2013. Not having been before and not knowing the area, Ganesha was a great help. He took us to climbs we never would have found ourselves, and did the leads so we could top-rope while getting a feel for the rock and learn the routes.
And he’s a fantastic guy, and really good climber. Would definitely recommend him.
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