Kilo Tiga Wall Stone. Amurang, Minahasa, North Sulawesi (https://twitter.com)

Batu Wall Kilo Tiga, is located in Kilometer 3 Village (Km3), Amurang District, South Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi. Batu Wall Kilo Tiga is located 5 km southwest of the city of Amurang, and about 60 km southwest of the city of Manado.

The stone wall of Kilo Tiga was discovered in 1986 by Frangky “Kengkang” Kowaas, one of the Apostholos UKI Students for Nature Lovers (Mapala) Tomohon. The discovery began when Frangky sailed the Ranopayo river from upstream. On the way, Franky stopped in front of this rocky hill and was immediately fascinated by the contours of the rock.

Kilo Tiga Wall Stone. Amurang, Minahasa, North Sulawesi (http://beritakawanua.com)

Kilo Tiga Wall Stone is a very unique natural cliff. The shape is not like natural cliffs in general. Batu Wall (as the local people call it) has a surface like a row of blocks that are stacked upside down. As the upper beam overlaps the lower beam, so that the higher you go, the more prominent the cliff surface. The splendor of the Stone Wall will appear when you see it from a distance. However, you will feel even more awe when you see the surface up close. How the arrangement of these blocks can be united and arranged in such a way.

The location of Batu Wall can be reached from Amurang City or Manado City, by using private vehicles or public transportation. For information, using public transportation this cliff location cannot be reached in one trip. You have to take an ojek from the drop-off point for city transportation, heading to Kilo Tiga Village. After that, you will also walk for a while to reach this cliff.

Was climbing the Rock Wall Kilo Tiga. Amurang, Minahasa, North Sulawesi (http://tabetamang.wordpress.com)

The natural location with the support of stunning natural scenery is also the main attraction for you to try this extreme sport. After climbing the rock wall of Kilo Tiga and arriving at the top of the hill, you will be treated to a very beautiful natural scenery. Thousands of hectares of green rice fields and plantations are charming. Plus, from the north and east sides of this hilltop, you can see the refreshing blue stretch of Amurang sea waters.

Hiking trails

For those of you who like the extreme sport of Rock Climbing, Batu Wall will provide a sensation that is enough to trigger your adrenaline. Your climbing experience will increase as well as be tested on this cliff. The arrangement of the blocks that are upside down is enough to squeeze your brain and energy. Besides that, there are several climbing routes that have been made in Batu Wall. Some of the climbing routes are also unique, because they have their own names and characteristics. The following are the names of the Climbing Paths along with a brief explanation:

  • Ofu line. ‘Ofu’ is the local language which means ‘Bee’. Named the Ofu Trail because the climbing path passes through several beehives. Of course the nest is still inhabited. Extreme, right?
  • Spider path is a fairly long climbing path, where the path is not only one but many and intermittent. It’s called Spider Path because to complete this path, you have to jump from one path to another.
  • Hang Dog Trail. In this Climbing Path, you have to hang several times.
  • The Clim Or Swim (COS) line. On one side, the cliff is bordered by a stream of water. This COS Climbing Path crosses and passes the water flow under the cliff. So when you fall in the middle of the Climbing Path, you will immediately ‘swim’.
  • Teri Line. It was named the Anchovy Line because when the path was made, the members of the path making team only ate with anchovy side dishes.
  • Tragedy Path. This Climbing Trail is a memorial to a tragedy, which occurred at the time this trail was created. Where several team members died when they were swept away by the overflowing flood of the Ranoyapo River, which is located close to the cliff site.
  • The Malaria route is also a warning route, because when this route was made, all team members were attacked by malaria. At the same time, this disease also attacked the nearby villagers. The malaria trail is one of the most difficult trails on this cliff, after the Wailing Path.
  • The Wailing Path is the most difficult of the Climbing Paths. Named the Wailing Path because when you take this route, your climbing skills will be greatly tested. Stamina, mind, and energy will be exhausted to conquer this path. So it is likely that you will complain, or ‘wailing’. Until now, only a few climbers have been able to go through the Malaria Route and the Wailing Path, because those two routes are the most difficult in Batu Wall and throughout Indonesia.

Facility

Lodging and restaurant facilities are only available in the city closest to Batu Wall, namely Amurang City and Manado. Some recommended hotels near Batu Wall Kilo Tiga such as Minahasa Lagoon Hotel and Manguni Terrace Resort. If you are interested in trying to climb the Batu Wall cliff, it is recommended that you bring your own climbing equipment. For the safety and comfort of climbing, it is recommended that you contact the nature lovers group ‘Cliff Hanger Amurang’ or the North Sulawesi Nature Lovers Communication Forum (FKPA).

More information contact

KPA Cliff Hanger Amurang

Kilometer Three Village, Amurang District, Kab. South Minahasa, North Sulawesi

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