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Areas in China

Beijing Area 13 / 41 / 5 / 48 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 98
Guangxi Province 1 / 161 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 162
Guizhou Province 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Henan Province 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hong Kong 23 / 191 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 211
Jiangsu Province 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Sichuan Province 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Tibet 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Xinjiang Province 10 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 12
Yunnan Province 127 / 219 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 348
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.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Japanese Pixelated Genitals
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 13
Wind of the Valley
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Clam Digger
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Throw Your Legs Around My Shoulders a…
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Faraway Corner
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Clam Digger "Direct"
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Akhum-Rah
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
The Lost World
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0
 10
Back to the Primitive
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
The Corner
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
The Funky Dan
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Ding Dong's Crack
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Japanese Cowboy
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
White Devil
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Tsing Tao Beer
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Japanese Pixelated Genitals Yunnan Province > … > Yangshuo Sports… > Uncensored Wall
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wind of the Valley Yunnan Province > … > Dinner Wall > Cretaceous area
 13
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Clam Digger Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Throw Your Legs Around My S… Yunnan Province > … > Yangshuo Sports… > Censored Wall
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Faraway Corner Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Clam Digger "Direct" Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Akhum-Rah Yunnan Province > … > S Valley > Guardian
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
The Lost World Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Primitive Buttress
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 5 pitches
Back to the Primitive Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Primitive Buttress
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
The Corner Hong Kong > Tung Lung Chau > Technical Wall
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Funky Dan Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Ding Dong's Crack Yunnan Province > … > Dinner Wall > Cave area
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Japanese Cowboy Yunnan Province > … > Dinner Wall > Cave area
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
White Devil Guangxi Province > YangShuo > White Mtn
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Tsing Tao Beer Guangxi Province > YangShuo > White Mtn
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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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
Dali, Yunnan Province, CN
RyderS Stroud   Dali, 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

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