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Description

China is a massive and varied country that dominates the Asian landscape. At 9.8 million square kilometers, China has virtually the same land area as the USA.

In the past, the primary attraction for climbers was the high peaks of the Tibetan plateau, including the infamous peak-bagger's dream of Mt Everest. Recently western sport climbers have begun to explore the impressive limestone that China has to offer.

Currently China's top sport climbing destination is YangShuo, home to exquisite white limestone towers similar in quality to the sport crags of Thailand.

For trad climbing, the top destination is Li Ming. Sandstone cracks with infinite character near a village of ethnic minorities in an idyllic valley. Check out Mike Dobie's guidebook, out now!

Getting There

Travel by commercial plane is most common.

  • A passport is required for travel to China. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here.
  • A Visa issues by the Chinese governement is required. Information on obtaining a visa can be found here
  • Special permits are required for travel to Tibet, within China.
  • See the State Department's website for travel advisaries and additional information.

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Classic Climbing Routes at China

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Gweilo
Sport 4 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0
 19
Soul's Awakening (half)
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Happy New Year
Sport 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Scarface II
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Japanese Pixelated Genitals
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Clam Digger
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 20
Faraway Corner
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 22
Wind of the Valley
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Throw Your Legs Around My Should…
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 9
Clam Digger "Direct"
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0
 14
Back to the Primitive
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
The Corner
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 11
Akhum-Rah
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Ding Dong's Crack
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
The Funky Dan
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gweilo Hong Kong > Lion Rock
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Soul's Awakening (half) Yunnan Province > … > Dinner Wall > Cretaceous area
 19
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
Happy New Year Guangxi Province > YangShuo > Thumb
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Scarface II Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pinecrest Buttress
 23
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Japanese Pixelated Genitals Yunnan Province > … > Yangshuo Sports… > Uncensored Wall
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Clam Digger Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Faraway Corner Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 20
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Wind of the Valley Yunnan Province > … > Dinner Wall > Cretaceous area
 22
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Throw Your Legs Around My S… Yunnan Province > … > Yangshuo Sports… > Censored Wall
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Clam Digger "Direct" Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Back to the Primitive Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Primitive Buttress
 14
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
The Corner Hong Kong > Tung Lung Chau > Technical Wall
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Akhum-Rah Yunnan Province > … > S Valley > Guardian
 11
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Ding Dong's Crack Yunnan Province > … > Dinner Wall > Cave area
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
The Funky Dan Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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michael crapo
mission b.c.
michael crapo   mission b.c.
Tibet is not a part of china. Feb 13, 2012
RyderS Stroud
Liming, Yunnan Province, CN
RyderS Stroud   Liming, Yunnan Province, CN
For folks thinking about making the journey to China for some climbing:

There's a new, awesomely comprehensive guidebook on China climbing that was just published. Likely the best book published on Chinese crags to-date. The book is CLIMB CHINA, and you can find it through their website:

climbchina.net/ Aug 13, 2014