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"Guoliang," Wanxian Mountain Region, Taihang Mountains, Henan Province 
Beijing Area 
Guangxi Province 
GuiZhou Province 
Hang Zhou 
Hong Kong 
Sichuan Province 
Xinjiang Province 
Yunnan Province 


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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 17.8 miles from here

549 Total Routes

['4 Stars',67],['3 Stars',190],['2 Stars',179],['1 Star',62],['Bomb',6]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for China:
King Cobra   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 80'   Hong Kong : Beacon Hill
Emission Control (first pitch)   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
Rooster Booster   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   The Egg : North Face
Gweilo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 250'   Hong Kong : Lion Rock
Happy New Year   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 300'   Wine Bottle Area : The Thumb
Luna Nascente (first pitch)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
Soul's Awakening   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Li Ming : Cretaceous area
Clam Digger   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 80'   Li Ming : Pillars area
Blue Cross   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Hong Kong : Beacon Hill
The Small Roof   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 55'   Tung Lung Chau : Technical Wall
Poser's Lonely Reunion   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 90'   The Egg : North Face
Artemis   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
The Corner   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Tung Lung Chau : Technical Wall
Lizard   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Hong Kong : Beacon Hill
Yangshuo Hotel   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   White Mountain Area : White Mountain Cliff
The Phoenix   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   White Mountain Area : White Mountain Cliff
Over the Moon   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
White Devil   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   White Mountain Area : White Mountain Cliff
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Featured Route For China
Lian Dao

Lian Dao V6 7A  Asia : China : ... : Magical Cave of Wonders
Sit start on sharp, right-leaning arête with your right hand on a low, orange open handed hold, and your left hand low on the arête, with a small left foot hold and a right toe hook. Slap your left hand up the arête, and throw to the blocky jug ¾’s of the way up the arête. Ride the arête to the end, and top out. Technical and powerful. (stand start from the blocky jug is V2)...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By michael crapo
From: mission b.c.
Feb 13, 2012
Tibet is not a part of china.
By RyderS
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:

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