All Locations > International > Asia > China > Yunnan Province > Lijiang Area > Shigu > Long March Wall
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, 42 ft|
|FA:||Bolted by Reuben Greenbank, FA by Joseph DeGaetano|
|Page Views:||16 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Joseph DeGaetano on May 23, 2019|
|Admins:||Bob Moseley, Dan Flynn, Nate Ball|
This isn't your typical clip up and feels more like of odyssey than a scramble up a bolted face. With that said, The Long March will throw a little bit of everything at you so ready yourself to pull out the full arsenal of trickery to clip the chains. A quick note about the grade, no move on this route is any harder than 5.11+ but there is a whole lot of 5.11 climbing on it and it varies widely in style from traditional steep limestone pocket-pulling, to both weird and run of the mill tufa work, to old-school techy movement, and all paired with significant route finding and a few small sections of chossy adventurous rock to keep you on your guard. I'd go so far to say that this will be a hard onsight for anyone who isn't already onsighting high up in the 5.12 and 13 level already. Don't let me scare you away though, it's truly a great route, one that you know that you earned, and one that will have you telling stories later over a few beers encouraging (read: sandbagging) your friends to get on it. Grab another beer and another helping of noodles, you earned it.
The Long March is located on the far left of The Long March Wall. Look for the line of bolts from the trail and find the climber's trail that leads to the base.
Bolts and lots of them. Maybe as many as 24, but I honestly can't remember. Also, check the ends of your rope when lowering. Any 80 meter is mandatory and even with that you might need to be pulled back into the rock base where you started the route from. Communicate with your belayer and be safe.