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Pinecrest Buttress 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Primitive Buttress 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 14

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

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Through the Looking Glass
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Screaming at the Moon (half)
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Truffula Tree
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Clam Digger
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Screaming at the Faraway Corner
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
The Raven
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Clam Digger "Direct"
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
The Lost World
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0
Back to the Primitive
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
The Funky Dan
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Through the Looking Glass Primitive Buttress 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Screaming at the Moon (half) Pillars area 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Truffula Tree Primitive Buttress 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Clam Digger Pillars area 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Screaming at the Faraway Co… Pillars area 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Raven Primitive Buttress 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Clam Digger "Direct" Pillars area 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
The Lost World Primitive Buttress 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 5 pitches
Back to the Primitive Primitive Buttress 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
The Funky Dan Pillars area 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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