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Areas in Guangxi Province

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Description

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.

Getting There

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

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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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Rooster Booster
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Happy New Year
Sport 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Carbonic Acid Trip
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Infernal Affairs
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Artemis
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Scary Mary
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Eggstatic
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Dragonfly
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Proud Sky
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Yangshuo Hotel
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
The Phoenix
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Over the Moon
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Moon Walker
Sport
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
Rooster Booster YangShuo > Egg > N Face
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Happy New Year YangShuo > Thumb
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Carbonic Acid Trip YangShuo > Wine Bottle
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Infernal Affairs YangShuo > Wine Bottle
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Artemis YangShuo > Moon Hill
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Scary Mary YangShuo > Chicken Cave
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Eggstatic YangShuo > Egg > E Face (Fried Egg)
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Dragonfly YangShuo > Riverside
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Proud Sky YangShuo > Moon Hill
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Yangshuo Hotel YangShuo > White Mtn
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Phoenix YangShuo > White Mtn
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Over the Moon YangShuo > Moon Hill
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Moon Walker YangShuo > Moon Hill
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
White Devil YangShuo > White Mtn
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Tsing Tao Beer YangShuo > White Mtn
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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