A section of tall, beautiful rock at the southern end of Long Dong, the Basement is home to a few moderate trad routes, though all the classics are 5.10 or higher. It also has possibly the highest concentration of sport routes. Most of them are 5.10+ or higher, and some of the lines even still await a first free ascent.
From the southern temple entrance, walk down the steps opposite the bathrooms, and follow the trail down. Look for the stone staircase that takes you down to the table of rock called the Backdoor. It's just around the corner from here. You will have to do some precarious scrambling and down-climbing. Non-climbers and animal-lovers beware.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Basement:
Rodeo Clown 5.10a Trad, 60 feet
High Class Quickdraw 5.10d Sport, 80 feet
Everybody's Welfare 5.11a Sport, 75 feet
Who Fooled Who? 5.11a Sport, 85 feet
Featured Route For Basement
Rodeo Clown 5.10a International : Asia : ... : Basement
Identify an obvious clean dihedral below a roof on the far right of the Basement, after hopping up into the boulder-strewn area. The chains are located some 20 feet above the roof. Traverse through the low overhang and into the dihedral, then jam up into the roof, out the corner, and pull the crux which is getting up into the broken ledges above. Cruise from here to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in International