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Ha Long Bay  


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Description 

IF YOU ARE GOING TO DEEP WATER SOLO CHECK THE TIDE INFORMATION OR YOU MAY GO WHEN YOU CAN'T DWS!

Ha Long Bay is made up of thousands of limestone karats towers. Overall the Bay is still in need of much development. However, the Vietnam government is not very supportive of rock climbing. Deep water soloing is currently tolerated but installation of bolts must be cleared through the government.

Getting There 

Ha Long Bay is accessed by most climbers from Cat Ba Town via a boat tour scheduled through SloPony. The boat trip into the bay costs at least $20 per person if 8 people are signed up to go out and goes up from there.

Climbing Season



Weather station 22.7 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ha Long Bay:
Screw Loose   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 230'   Tiger Beach : Slo Pony Wall
Barefoot Vietnamese   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Moody Tiger Bay : Moody Beach
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Featured Route For Ha Long Bay
Pirate's Belly wall from our boat.

Coalition of the Willing 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Asia : Vietnam : ... : Slo Pony Wall
The left approach pitch (Pitch 1A, 5.9- called Severed Testicle) will be where you are dropped off if the tide is too low to do Pitch 1B. We were dropped off at the large boulder at the base of Pitch 1A.Pitch 1A (5 bolts) meanders diagonally up and to the right and is extremely chossy and very traverse-y making it equally dangerous for the follower as the leader. Although we were kicking off choss left and right, the bolts looked solid and were in higher quality rock. The book recommends some ca...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Asia Outdoors
Jan 12, 2013
Just a few updates:

Tiger & Moody Beach can be accessed by boat in Lan Ha Bay. Tiger Beach is a private beach in Lan Ha Bay and you will need access passes to climb here. Check with Asia Outdoors for information.

DWS will depend on the conditions of the tides. When the tides are too low, starting on a route will be extremely difficult and increasing the dangers of falling onto the boat and hitting rocks. Email info@asiaoutdoors.com.vn for information about days with optimal tide conditions. Deep water soloing can be enjoyed from May to October when tides and weather are ideal.

There about 30 – 40 old routes in the bay that were equipped many years ago that do not meet the current safety standards. It is highly advised that you do not climb at these areas until they are re-bolted. Some of these areas with old bolts include: Taxi Girl, Laughing Dog Wall, Polish Pillar (One Pillar Pagoda), Jules Verne’s World, and Cerro Torre.
By Asia Outdoors
Jun 23, 2013
Asia Outdoors has been busy opening up some new crags in Tung Thit, one of the many small islands in Lan Ha Bay (the less traveled sister of Halong Bay). Tung Thit is home to “The Amphitheatre”, a 50 meter crag featuring 10 bolted routes ranging in grade from 6b to 8a. A new DWS area was discovered directly across the way from the amphitheatre with routes ranging in difficulty from 6a to 7b. Make sure to consult with the shop for tide levels as this is a high-tide-only-zone (check yourself before you wreck yourself!). Barring an ongoing typhoon (such as today’s), guided climbing trips are almost always possible.
Tung Thit DWS route guide
Tung Thit DWS route guide


Tung Thit route grades
Tung Thit route grades
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