(1d) Skyline Rock Climbing
Routes in (1d) Skyline
|Ay, Caramba! S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Get Off The Tree! S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Hard Right S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Little Sky Left S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Little Sky Right S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Sack Up, Then Send S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Show Me The Money! S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Show You The Easy! S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Skyline Awesome S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Skyline Awkward S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Skyline Fun S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Squatting Monkey, Hidden Nuggets S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Steeben 1 S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Steeben 2 S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Unhappy Endings S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Who's Your Daddy? S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
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|Shared By:||Nate Ball on Feb 9, 2015|
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HistoryThe mechanical bolts in this area (about 1/3 of the routes) were placed probably some time in the early 00's. It never became a destination until very recently. In late 2013, James Dunnet - a long-time resident of Kaohsiung - began putting up more routes in the area. Eventually, word got out about this phenomenal little spot which by itself presents an equal alternative to the QianGuang temple crag. In the winter of 2014-2015, a lot of attention was focused here - bolts had been sent from Taipei, photos of new areas were circulating, and there was some controversy over who was doing the development. Just as Skyline saw its first days of 10+ climbers, the development team also realized that holds were being intentionally altered to make climbs easier. This is now the norm on nearly all the routes at Skyline, and many at AC Wall. Undaunted, development continues quietly.
There is an investigation currently underway as to who is responsible for the continued manufacturing of holds (ie, chipping). If you have any information, please lookup the Kaohsiung Climbing facebook group and report it.
DescriptionThis is another jungle crag resting along one of Shoushan National Park's (Monkey Mountain) many unmapped offshoot trails. The rock here is of the greenish calcium deposit type reminiscent of the rock found at the Lost Wall in Okinawa, Japan. The area is a little known tourist spot, you won't find it on a map anywhere.
The area sees very little foot traffic so you will pretty much have the crag to yourself. There are currently 15 climbs in the area ranging from 8-12. This is the only rock I know of in Kaohsiung where you can find vertical walls with very balancy holds as opposed to pumpy overhanging jugs and side pulls. This place is great for a day of climbing if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city nearby. there are also great views on the way up.
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