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A slender tower with a clean east face which hosts a couple of fantastic 100+ meter climbs. Two of the climbs go almost to the top with only bolts, the other two require a bit of traditional gear. You can top out the tower if you want to bushwack through the jungle crown, but that'll take some gear too. I have absolutely no idea if there's any sort of rap station at the top.

There's also a couple of single pitch climbs over on the right-hand side.

Getting There 

Down the street and around the corner from the Butterfly Cave, not more than a 10 minute walk. Sits on the same side as the Butterfly Cave, itÂ’s the most obvious spire sitting just off the road. Follow the trail across the rice field and up to the start at the cave.

Climbing Season

For the YangShuo area.

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Thumb

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Thumb:
Happy New Year   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 300'   
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Originally a traditional line, and the first up the face, the first 3 pitches have been retrobolted. The first two pitches also serve as access for a couple more climbs.P1 (5.9) 30m: Starts on a corner between two caves. A long wandering line that has intermediate anchors about half way up if you want to break it up to reduce drag. More traditional than sporty, has some weird, slopey, friction sorta moves.P2 (5.9) 22m: More of the same but a bit more direct. I vaguely remember some sort of m...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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