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Mongolia is an area untapped for climbing and bouldering. FAs await those who are willing to travel and have time to find them. If you happen to find yourself in Ulaan Baatar and don't fancy a romp around the countryside looking for rocks, just hit up Terelj National Park. It's located about 50km northeast of the capital and has a few bolted routes and potential for development of trad lines. Beware, however, the rock is not always as solid as it looks.

Getting There 

Airplane to Ulaanbaatar. Drive if you have the time and resources.

Climbing Season

Weather station 41.7 miles from here

10 Total Routes

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On the top way above the roofs on top-rope (top be...

The Corner 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Asia : Mongolia : UB Observatory Cliffs
This is the route furthest up hill on the easy, large, west facing cliff. It is the hardest of those climbs. Starting with a roof followed by a slab followed by several small roofs each leading into its own slab. It is an interesting challenge that takes some thinking to pull over 3 foot roofs on to slab (the key is to remember no power and all balance). It is on the edge of being belayed as a top rope with the belayer on the bottom. Easy access up to or straight off the top. I would suggest bel...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Ben Sebald
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 27, 2012
I grew up here and climbed during the past four years mainly with my best bud from South Africa. It is truly untouched climbing and I would push for no bolts because most the climbing is granite and easily protected. So far all I see on this page is Terelj, but there is way better climbing here than that if your willing deal with roads and backpack for a few days. I will see if I can put up a few more places and photos if I can.