Elevation: 7,637 ft
GPS: 27.023, 99.681 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brandon Gottung on Dec 15, 2015
Admins: Dan Flynn, Nate Ball

Description

The Lisu Area is, by far, most concentrated and popular crag in Li Ming, including the comfortable Pillars area, multipitch crag Primitive Buttress and the smaller but stacked Pinecrest Buttress. The Painted Wall is also grouped in the Lisu Area, but is accessed by going right from the stairs.

The Lisu Area is a great first-day climbing in Li Ming, with high quality routes from 5.8 to 5.13 of all crack sizes imaginable from the thin and technical to the wide and burly. The Lisu Area offers good options for chasing sun or shade depending on weather, making conditions comfortable throughout the whole Li Ming climbing season. There is enough here to keep most climbers busy for a month, without ever visiting the other crags.

Getting There

Casual 30 minute walk from Liming village. Head southwest, away from park entrance, for a little over a kilometer. Turn east, at the "Anqini Scenic Lookout 安七尼" sign, down towards the river, across a stone bridge and up the giant fake-wood staircase that leads to a cave and via-ferrata. At the obvious split boulder, there is a new sign pointing left towards Pillars, Primitive and Pinecrest areas. For the shadier Painted Wall, turn right at split boulder and take the faint trail up a large, obvious switchback over the conglomerate layer.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lisu Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Through the Looking Glass
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
The Great Owl
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Scarface II
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Morass
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Clam Digger
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 5
[Redacted]
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Faraway Corner
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Screaming at the Faraway Corner
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
The Raven
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Foe-Hammer
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Làjiāo
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 13
Clam Digger "Direct"
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
The Lost World
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0
 15
Back to the Primitive
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
The Funky Dan
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Through the Looking Glass Primitive Buttress
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Great Owl Pinecrest Buttress
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Scarface II Pinecrest Buttress
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Morass Pillars area
 19
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Clam Digger Pillars area
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
[Redacted] Pillars area
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Faraway Corner Pillars area
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Screaming at the Faraway Co… Pillars area
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Raven Primitive Buttress
 10
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Foe-Hammer Pinecrest Buttress
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Làjiāo Primitive Buttress
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Clam Digger "Direct" Pillars area
 13
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
The Lost World Primitive Buttress
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 5 pitches
Back to the Primitive Primitive Buttress
 15
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
The Funky Dan Pillars area
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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