The Cathouse is one of the least accessible and least visited areas of Long Dong. The only bolts here are anchors. However, for the adventurous traditional climber, this is where it's at. A concentration of super high-quality routes ascend the cracks that break up this multi-tiered section of cliff. The grades are between 5.8-10d.
From the southern parking lot, descend the Golden Valley trail. When you find yourself at the base, turn right and head south past the Golden Valley climbs, until you have to climb a ramp up to the overhanging start of routes like Golden Shower. Continue past Tofu Tower and multi-pitch sport routes. Beware of waves and slick rock at high tide!
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Rastafarian Seabirds 5.9 Trad, 65 feet
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Rastafarian Seabirds 5.9 International : Asia : ... : Cathouse
This is the route that's furthest left on the wall. To the left of this, the wall becomes crumbly plant-covered choss. Climb a brief hand crack that ends below a small roof. From here, traverse left, turn the corner, and continue through horizontals to a big grassy ledge. Head up an obtuse dihedral with minimal protection to another smaller ledge. Beware of loose rock here. A final section of strenuous hand crack takes you to a pair of anchor bolts without a stance....[more] Browse More Classics in International