Stepped into this rocky hillock area for the first time in 2002... when i was trying to follow some directions to meet the bird-watching group. i got lost and bumped into another lost car. So we ended up birding by ourselves and headed back home. I was amazed to see this lil' green patch so close to home... and i was hoping that i would remember my way to reach here next time !
It was in mid-2003 that i got to know about the rock-climbing activities that go on at Turahalli. I enrolled with KMA (Karnataka Mountaineering Association) and landed up the very sunday with my cousin... to see what rock-climbing is all about ! I was so happy to bump into a familiar birding-climber amongst the group.... i got comfortable... and got hooked ! Not-to-mention, that my very 4th consecutive sunday... i had a bad fall from my favourite Krishna rock... had to be literally carried down the hillock.... and after some Xrays and check-ups, got to know that it was a ligament tear in my ankle. For little more than a month my leg was wrapped up in a cast ! Well, after about 3-4 months. i slowly resumed my climbing activities again !! :)
Ever since... Turahalli has become home !