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Dragon Gate Village Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe smaller of the Western Hills climbing areas, the two crags are close to the lakeshore near Dragon Gate Village (Long Men Cun). A large new highway was constructed in 2005-2006. It’s not clear that these two fun crags are still accessible.
Getting ThereBe aware that all the access directions below have probably changed since the big highway was constructed in 2005-2006.
Here's what we did circa 2005. Access to the crags near Dragon Gate Village starts at Liang Jia He bus stop on West Renmin Road. Take the minibus to Hai Kou, a town on the western shore Dian Lake south of the Western Hills. You will be traveling only as far as Dragon Gate Village (Long Men Cun), a 30-40 minute ride. Hai Kou buses leave continuously from Liang Jia He starting before 9:00 AM. From Liang Jia He, you will eventually be traveling along the western shore of Dian Lake. Upon entering Dragon Gate Village, there is a major “T” intersection near the cable car terminal. A road heads east from the intersection, across a causeway, and along the north shore of the lake.
Dove Rock (Ge Zi Yan) Access: The old access to Dove Rock between the buildings was closed off during 2004. Physical access to this climbing area is unknown now that the new highway is in place.
Owl Rock (Mao Tou Yin Yan) Access: This crag lies about ½ km south of Dove Rock. As of 2002, access to Owl Rock started 100 m north of the “T” intersection near the cable car terminal. Ascend any narrow trail through crop fields for about 0.1 km. You will see the low orange face of Owl Rock above the fields, left of the cable car tower. Basically, make your way to the base of the rock. WARNING: It is best not climb on Owl Rock from December to April. There is an owl nest in the hole at the 7th bolt on Bloody Head, containing a very mad mother owl with sharp claws. Her attack on a climber resulted in the name of the climb.
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