A short crag of limestone nestled amongst the trees and buildings of western Kaohsiung. It sits below the more famous attractions of "Monkey Mountain" - like the zoo and the hiking trails - and just above the harbor and Sun Yat-sen University. It's a 5-10 minute walk north from Sizihwan station.
This area has begun to see a lot of activity lately. You are bound to see a few people out here on weekends, though you could have the place to yourself on a weekday. There are currently more hard (7a+) routes going in, and potential for others elsewhere with a little adventure and a saw. Some of the routes are still cleaning up, but are getting better with each ascent.
Pretty much all the routes fall between 10a-12c (6a-7b+). A lot of them are short, bouldery routes with slight overhangs, pockets, and often sharp edges. However, some routes feature more varied limestone features like tufas, underclings, and melty ice cream cone pillars.
All information about route names, first ascentionists, route setters, etc. is known by local climbers who mostly speak Chinese. Supposedly there is a guide book on its way.
Taiwanese website: www.microrock.com.tw/shou_shan_rock_climbing.htm
Walk from Sizihwan station. Or scooter down Gushan 1st Street to Qianguang Street. Check the GPS and Taiwanese website for pictures and more precise directions.
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