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Ha Long Bay Vietnam.


Haiphong can provide tide tables.
Look for tides over 3 meters in the middle of the afternoon.

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been visited by famous international climbers for decades however has never seen the development like Thailand. This is likely due to it's lesser quality of weather and more difficulties of travel.

A few Travel notes:
For US: Visa is required. Visa on arrival maybe an option but I am unfamiliar. The process for a visa before you leave the States is fairly straight forward costing $70 and should be processed in about a week.

Passports at Hotels:
Most Hotels will want to hold your passports while you are staying with them this is because the manager has to check in with the local police the guests there.

Getting There 

Tiger Air, Airasia, and Jetstar all offer cheap tickets to fly into Vietnam cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

159 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',45],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Vietnam

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Vietnam:
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
Elephant Man   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Butterfly Valley : Center of the Universe
Cracker Jack   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Butterfly Valley : Dragon Cave
Windchime of the Ants   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Butterfly Valley : Pond Wall
License To Climb   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 79'   Ha Long Bay : The Face
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Featured Route For Vietnam
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from mid way up P1 of screw loose.

Screw Loose 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Asia : Vietnam : ... : Slo Pony Wall
This is an extension to Peanut Butter & Jelly. Pitch 1 5.8 (60 ft) - Climb Peanut Butter and JellyPitch 2 5.10c (70 ft) - The Classic Pitch! From the anchor in the cave at the top of PB&J climb on tuffa features out the cave where is narrows down to about 4 ft wide and pull on to the face of the wall and continue up.Pitch 2 5.10a (30 ft) - climb up the shallow corner and up to a sloping belay ledgePitch 3 5.10a (70 ft) - climb up the slab to the left and up some steeper climbing to the anchors...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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