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(1d) Skyline Rock Climbing 


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Location: 22.65553, 120.26067 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Feb 9, 2015
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History 

The 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.

Description 

This 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.

Getting There 

After leaving the boardwalk (see main Shoushan page), continue past the other areas until you arrive at an obvious intersection with red dots and gnarly trees. Turn right and you will arrive at Skyline in one minute.

Climbing Season

For the Taiwan area.

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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By kimcheee
Aug 16, 2015
had no luck finding this crag this past weekend. the directions regarding white or gray rocks are virtually impossible as there are rocks that match that description all along the trail. if there's anyone available to guide some new climbers to the crag, let me know as i will be back to Kaohsiung soon
By Nate Ball
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From: Portland, OR
Aug 17, 2015
Kaohsiung Climbing Community
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James is the guy you want to get in touch with.
By Nina Ulmann
Feb 8, 2016
Hard to find but the description is very good and if you bring a GPS, the positions of the spots are quite precise.
If you install maps.me on your fon, you are able to see all the trails. That helps a lot

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