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The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been visited by famous international climbers for decades however has never seen the development like Thailand. This is likely due to it's lesser quality of weather and more difficulties of travel. If looking to develop new routes be sure to check locally if it is allowed. In some cases you may have to get government approval to bolt.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO DEEP WATER SOLO CHECK THE TIDE INFORMATION OR YOU MAY GO WHEN YOU CAN'T DWS!

Haiphong can provide tide tables. Look for tides over 3 meters in the middle of the afternoon.

A few Travel notes:

For US: Visa is required. It costs $25. You have to submit an e-visa ahead of time on this website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/trang-chu-ttdt 

Met a lot of people (as of Sept 2023) who had trouble with the submission of e-visa in time of travel. A few tips for the e-visa submission is the "photograph" is just a selfie (do not submit a cropped photo of your passport like the example), add the name of your hotel in the address you are staying (just in case), and include your middle name in the "Given Name" spot. You'll NOT be allowed on your flight to Vietnam if you don't have a visa confirmation. The check-in counter in Tokyo gave us a service to call in Vietnam to get a day-of visa approval and we had to whatsapp someone, send them a photo of our passports, and paypal almost $200 to get a visa-on-arrival. It seemed sketchy, but it worked! 

Passports at Hotels:

Most Hotels will want to hold your passports while you are staying with them this is because the manager has to check in with the local police the guests there.

Getting There Suggest change

Tiger Air, Airasia, and Jetstar all offer cheap tickets to fly into Vietnam cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Vietnam

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
The Golden Ledge
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Go Big Bro Go Home
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Screw Loose
Sport 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Barefoot Vietnamese
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 38
Elephant Man
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 30
Very Tot
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
House of Jugs
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 28
Cracker Jack
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Windchime of the Ants
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Buffalo Love
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Egyptian Submission Position
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
License To Climb
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Thanks for the Memories
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Dreamweaver
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Golden Ledge Lan Ha Bay > Hawaii 5-0
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Go Big Bro Go Home Cat Ba Island > Fisher Valley
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Screw Loose Lan Ha Bay > … > Tiger Beach > Slo Pony Wall
 12
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 4 pitches
Barefoot Vietnamese Lan Ha Bay > Moody Tiger Bay > Moody Beach
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Elephant Man Cat Ba Island > Butterfly Valley > Center of the Universe
 38
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Very Tot Cat Ba Island > Butterfly Valley > Cool Banana
 30
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
House of Jugs Cat Ba Island > Hidden Valley (the Farm)
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Don't Bite The Hand That Fe… Cat Ba Island > Buddha Cave
 9
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Cracker Jack Cat Ba Island > Butterfly Valley > Dragon Cave
 28
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Windchime of the Ants Cat Ba Island > Butterfly Valley > Pond Wall
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Buffalo Love Cat Ba Island > Butterfly Valley > Center of the Universe
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Egyptian Submission Position Cat Ba Island > Ben Beo
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
License To Climb Ha Long Bay > Face
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Thanks for the Memories Cat Ba Island > Butterfly Valley > Upper Mantel
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Dreamweaver Cat Ba Island > Butterfly Valley > Upper Mantel
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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