16 Photos - Dec 2, 2013
Photo: Photo: Ajit, ready to go on the first belay of the lower half of Duke's Nose, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India.Photo: A little apprehensive, looking for the first bolt on P1 of the lower half of Duke's Nose, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India.Photo: Settling in comfortably after linking P1 & P2 on the lower half of Duke's Nose, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India.Photo: You can see the position of the first bolt way off the ground.  This set the tone for the lower section: Just don't fall!Photo: Ajit, a little apprehensive about leaning back in to the P2 hanging belay on the lower half of Duke's Nose, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India.Photo: Ajit, following P3 of the lower half of Duke's Nose, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India.Photo: Ajit, following the now more technical P1 on the upper half of Duke's Nose, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India.Photo: Ajit, coming up to the belay after P1 on the upper half of Duke's Nose, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India.Photo: Ajit, approaching the P2 belay, just before we start on the crux pitch on the upper half of Duke's Nose, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India.Photo: Ajit and I comfortable on a full hanging belay after P2 on the upper half of Duke's Nose, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India. The crux pitch follows.Photo: Me, waiting for my Veggie Biryani's to materialize at a dhaaba (local restaurant) near the Lonavla railway station.  It was nice to clean up a bit after the long day.Photo: Ajit, waiting for his Chicken Biryani's near the Lonavla railway station.Photo: Travelers sitting on the floor of the train. iPhone picture taken while seated, but squashed between several people!Photo: Podar College climbing wall 1.Photo: Podar College climbing wall 2.