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Biggest Block, The 
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Terelj  


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Submitted By: ChrisZ on Sep 3, 2009
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The Biggest Block.

Description 

Terelj is located about 50km northeast of the capital of Mongolia, Ulaan Baatar. It has bolted climbing, but only a few routes. There are probably hundreds more face lines that could be bolted for those with the desire. There are also many flaring cracks for the trad oriented. Rock here is variable. The crystals are typically large and sharp. The rock is sometimes crumbly, and new routes will probably need significant cleaning.

Camping is cheap and easy here, but there are tourist ger camps available. There is even a four star hotel in the more touristy area of the park.


Getting There 

About a 45 minute drive from UB. You can take a public minibus, which will probably cost less than a dollar. Approaches to climbs are usually short, but next to nothing if you have a 4WD vehicle.


7 Total Routes


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Featured Route For Terelj
FA below the crux.

Easy Face 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  Asia : Mongolia : ... : The Last Rocks
This route is also on the same formation as Swing On In. It is the face just to the right of swing on in. It ends in the exact same way as Swing On In. The crux is just before the ledge near the top. below that the climbing is easy. You will hit a point where the rock gets more vertical and follows a few chicken heads and knobs up to a vertical finger crack which leads you to the ledge and top of Swing On In....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Ben Sebald
Nov 27, 2012

This area has so many rocks it has the potential of Joshua tree.I find that it is often crack climbing up rounding tops, but if you look in the corners, strange angles, and towards the back (north) of the park there are also some fantastic harder climbs (of the 5.11 to possibly 13). I will try to get some new routs written up that are fantastic and maybe less obvious than the big cracks near the tourist camps. There is also unlimited fantastic bouldering (That actually what I have enjoyed most in terelj).