The Great Wall. Summer 1990.
China is a massive and varied country that dominates the Asian landscape. At 9.8 million square kilometers, China has virtually the same land area as the USA.
In the past, the primary attraction for climbers was the high peaks of the Tibetan plateau, including the infamous peak-bagger's dream of Mt Everest. Recently western sport climbers have begun to explore the impressive limestone that China has to offer. Currently China's top sport climbing destination is YangShuo
, home to exquisitie white limestone towers similar in quality to the sport crags of Thailand.
Travel by commercial plane is most common.
- A passport is required for travel to China. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here.
- A Visa issues by the Chinese governement is required. Information on obtaining a visa can be found here
- Special permits are required for travel to Tibet, within China.
Weather station 17.8 miles from here
722 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',96],['3 Stars',220],['2 Stars',211],['1 Star',73],['Bomb',9]
Classic Climbing Routes in China
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for China:
Featured Route For China
The Reckoning 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Asia
: ... : Pinecrest Buttress
This climb packs a lot of variety for its short length. Super fun - get on it! The crux is a short with bomber gear, so don't let the grade scare you away (I'd call it 5.11+). A wide start leads to intermittent hand jams into a vertical off-fingers changing corner and a beautiful, steep finger crack. The original anchor now only represents half of the route. Rather than clipping the anchor, move right along discontinuous cracks, using the last options for protection before committing to difficul...[more] Browse More Classics in International
5.10c trad route at Xiao Shi Men
By michael crapo
From: mission b.c.
Feb 13, 2012
Tibet is not a part of china.
From: Dali, Yunnan Province, China
Aug 13, 2014
For folks thinking about making the journey to China for some climbing:
There's a new, awesomely comprehensive guidebook on China climbing that was just published. Likely the best book published on Chinese crags to-date. The book is CLIMB CHINA, and you can find it through their website: