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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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
The Great Owl
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Gweilo
Sport 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Scarface II
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Clam Digger
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 25
Wind of the Valley
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 11
Throw Your Legs Around My Should…
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Faraway Corner
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
The Traveling Alan
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 13
Clam Digger "Direct"
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0
 15
Back to the Primitive
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Akhum-Rah
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
The Corner
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
The Phoenix
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Ding Dong's Crack
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
The Funky Dan
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Great Owl Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pinecrest Buttress
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Gweilo Hong Kong > Lion Rock
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Scarface II Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pinecrest Buttress
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Clam Digger Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Wind of the Valley Yunnan Province > … > Dinner Wall > Cretaceous area
 25
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Throw Your Legs Around My S… Yunnan Province > … > Yangshuo Sports… > Censored Wall
 11
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Faraway Corner Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Traveling Alan Guangxi Province > YangShuo > Swiss Cheese
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Clam Digger "Direct" Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 13
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Back to the Primitive Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Primitive Buttress
 15
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Akhum-Rah Yunnan Province > … > S Valley > Guardian
 12
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Corner Hong Kong > Tung Lung Chau > Technical Wall
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Phoenix Guangxi Province > YangShuo > White Mountain
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ding Dong's Crack Yunnan Province > … > Dinner Wall > Cave area
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
The Funky Dan Yunnan Province > … > Lisu Area > Pillars area
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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