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.
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['4 Stars',50],['3 Stars',155],['2 Stars',164],['1 Star',54],['Bomb',4]
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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: Boston, MA
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: