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China Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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

692 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',94],['3 Stars',213],['2 Stars',199],['1 Star',65],['Bomb',7]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',16],['5.8',31],['5.9',69],['5.10',252],['5.11',165],['5.12',73],['5.13',29],['>=5.14',3],['',0],['<=V1',9],['V2-3',25],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in China

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for China:
Rooster Booster   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   The Egg : North Face
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
Japanese Pixelated Genitals   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 70'   Yangshuo Sports Climbers' C... : Uncensored Wall
Soul's Awakening   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A0     Trad, Aid, 6 pitches, 400'   Dinner Wall : Cretaceous area
Clam Digger   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 90'   Lisu Area : Pillars area
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
Scary Mary   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Low Mountain Area : Chicken Cave
The Corner   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Tung Lung Chau : Technical Wall
Back to the Primitive   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0     Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 600'   Lisu Area : Primitive Buttress
Akhum-Rah   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Valley : The Guardian
The Funky Dan   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Lisu Area : Pillars area
Yangshuo Hotel   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   White Mountain Area : White Mountain Cliff
Proud Sky   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
Japanese Cowboy   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 80'   Dinner Wall : Cave area
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
Tsing Tao Beer   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   White Mountain Area : White Mountain Cliff
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Featured Route For China
Rock Climbing Photo: Dane Schellenberg above the roof and into the thin...

Wing and a Prayer Project 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  Asia : China : ... : The Guardian
To the left of Brazen Hussie and to the right of Sahara is a big, right-facing corner with a roof about 5m off the deck.Carefully stem and crimp off the deck until you get some gear a few meters up (small C3s; have a good spotter). Place gear under the first big overhang to your right and stand on a slab underneath the roof. A rest may come with full-body jamming. Reach behind your head, and a few very exposed but fairly secure jams (add a little bit of acrobatic movement to make it mo...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Map of China.
Map of China.
Rock Climbing Photo: 5.10c trad route at Xiao Shi Men
5.10c trad route at Xiao Shi Men

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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:

climbchina.net/

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