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IF YOU ARE GOING TO DEEP WATER SOLO CHECK THE TIDE INFORMATION OR YOU MAY GO WHEN YOU CAN'T DWS!
Haiphong can provide tide tables.
mobilegeographics.com:81/calen...
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

64 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',5],['5.10',15],['5.11',15],['5.12',15],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
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Featured Route For Vietnam
Pirate's Belly wall from our boat.

Coalition of the Willing 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Asia : Vietnam : ... : Slo Pony Wall
The left approach pitch (Pitch 1A, 5.9- called Severed Testicle) will be where you are dropped off if the tide is too low to do Pitch 1B. We were dropped off at the large boulder at the base of Pitch 1A.Pitch 1A (5 bolts) meanders diagonally up and to the right and is extremely chossy and very traverse-y making it equally dangerous for the follower as the leader. Although we were kicking off choss left and right, the bolts looked solid and were in higher quality rock. The book recommends some ca...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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