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Areas in China

Beijing Area 13 / 41 / 5 / 48 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 98
Guangxi Province 1 / 148 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 149
Guizhou Province 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Henan Province 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hong Kong 20 / 178 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 195
Jiangsu Province 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Sichuan Province 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Tibet 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Xinjiang Province 2 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Yunnan Province 121 / 218 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 341
Zhejiang Province 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
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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/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
king of guano
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Special Forces
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Japanese Pixelated Genitals
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Wind of the Valley
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Throw Your Legs Around My Shoulders a…
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Scary Mary
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Clam Digger "Direct"
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
The Lost World
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0
Back to the Primitive
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
The Corner
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Akhum-Rah
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
The Funky Dan
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Japanese Cowboy
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
White Devil
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tsing Tao Beer
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
king of guano Guizhou Province > Getu Valley 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Special Forces Hong Kong > Devil's Peak > Main Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Japanese Pixelated Genitals Yunnan Province > … 1 > Yangshuo Sports C… > Uncensored Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wind of the Valley Yunnan Province > … 1 > Dinner Wall > Cretaceous area 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Throw Your Legs Around My S… Yunnan Province > … 1 > Yangshuo Sports C… > Censored Wall 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Scary Mary Guangxi Province > YangShuo > Chicken Cave 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Clam Digger "Direct" Yunnan Province > … 1 > Lisu Area > Pillars area 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
The Lost World Yunnan Province > … 1 > Lisu Area > Primitive Buttress 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 5 pitches
Back to the Primitive Yunnan Province > … 1 > Lisu Area > Primitive Buttress 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
The Corner Hong Kong > Tung Lung Chau > Technical Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Akhum-Rah Yunnan Province > … 1 > S Valley > Guardian 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
The Funky Dan Yunnan Province > … 1 > Lisu Area > Pillars area 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Japanese Cowboy Yunnan Province > … 1 > Dinner Wall > Cave area 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
White Devil Guangxi Province > YangShuo > White Mtn 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Tsing Tao Beer Guangxi Province > YangShuo > White Mtn 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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RyderS Stroud
Dali, Yunnan Province, China
RyderS Stroud   Dali, Yunnan Province, China
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
michael crapo
mission b.c.
michael crapo   mission b.c.
Tibet is not a part of china. Feb 13, 2012

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