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The Guangxi Province is an autonomous region in the southeast of the People’s Republic of China, on the border with Vietnam. The region is blessed with an abundance of limestone and subtropical weather, allowing climbing almost year-round. The center of attention still lies in YangShuo, which has grown into a world-class sport climbing destination. However, climbing fever has caught on in China and is spreading quickly throughout the well-endowed province, and country at large. In addition to YangShuo there is well established climbing in FengShan and the capital city of Nanning. No doubt there’s plenty more hidden around and new stuff coming up daily.

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I don’t know all the airports, but there is one in Guilin (see YangShuo section). It’s a small airport and tickets can be pricey, but if you’re in southeast Asia you might be able to catch a deal. It’s by far the easiest way if you have a visa and are going to YangShuo. Alternately you can come in through Hong Kong (easiest place to get a visa) and take the night train in. You should also be able to come up from Vietnam via ground transport.

Communication

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The primary language, as with the rest of China, is Mandarin.

Outside of the major cities and tourist traps China can be challenging for the foreigner, even those well-traveled. Don’t expect the usual tourist signs in English, and multilingual assistance that you get in the rest of Asia. Get a translator (Pleco is a good one) for your smartphone and use this point out characters for things you need.

If you’re heading for YangShuo then you can relax a bit. The heavy tourism has created a bubble of western culture much like the rest of southeast Asia. Signs are often doubled in English and the language is widely spoken. Getting around is simple so long as you stay in the bubble.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Guangxi Province

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Slack
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Carbonic Acid Trip
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
The Comedians
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Wonderful World
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Artemis
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Hanging in the Balance
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Face Route
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
The Traveling Alan
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Merry Christmas
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Da Fei Ji (Big Airplane)
Sport 3 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Yangshuo Hotel
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
The Phoenix
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Singularity
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Over the Moon
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 9
White Devil
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slack YangShuo > Wine Bottle
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Carbonic Acid Trip YangShuo > Wine Bottle
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Comedians YangShuo > White Mountain
 22
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Wonderful World YangShuo > Egg > North-E Face
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Artemis YangShuo > Moon Hill
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hanging in the Balance YangShuo > Egg > N Face
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Face Route YangShuo > White Mountain
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Traveling Alan YangShuo > Swiss Cheese
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Merry Christmas YangShuo > White Mountain
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Da Fei Ji (Big Airplane) YangShuo > Twin Gate
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
Yangshuo Hotel YangShuo > White Mountain
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Phoenix YangShuo > White Mountain
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Singularity YangShuo > Lei Pi Shan
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Over the Moon YangShuo > Moon Hill
 9
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
White Devil YangShuo > White Mountain
 9
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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