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Bai He (White River) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jim H on Oct 27, 2008  with updates from Rajko Radovanovic
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This is a good area with a variety of climbs from slab to overhang and at least one multi-pitch.

There have been previous problems with the locals hassling climbers and chopping bolts (if you have never left downtown BJ, this is the real China). Check with local climbers at BJ climbing walls/shops for current conditions, fees being charged. Don't let this scare you away from BaiHe, this is a great area with a lot of climbs within walking distance. Locals commonly charge you to climb on public land they do not own, but claim to, what you are actually paying them to do is not hassle you since they do not have anything better to do that day.

The nearest town (with an inn) is about 2 miles before you get to the area. There is a specific climbers hostel; nothing special but they know exactly where the climbing areas are located and can drive you there for 10 RMB.

Getting There 

By private car/chartered van:

In a private or chartered vehicle, it takes about one hour and forty five minutes to arrive to Baihe from the center of Beijing. First take the highway to MiYun, then head towards HeiLongXia. The Baihe climbing area begins right after HeilongXia. The first crag you hit is one of the most developed, Bee Gorge.

Note, if you are about 7 people, you can expect a reasonable price for a morning drop-off and evening return BJ-Baihe-BJ to cost about 100 kuai per person.

Refer to the map function of this page for specific crag locations!

By public transport:
You can take a public bus from XiZhiMen to MiYun and then get a minivan to drive you to the climbs for about 50 RMB each way. So you don't absolutely need to charter your own van from Beijing. Note, do not take a local taxi from Miyun, they are much more expensive. Look for the minivans at the bus station.

Climbing Season

Weather station 34.7 miles from here

47 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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rest area
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Cool day
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By Stephen Smith
Nov 8, 2009
The most extensive and most updated guidebook is posted at
By Stephen Smith
May 2, 2013
There have been some access issues especially for climbs across the river since there was a fatal climbing accident near Big Stone in 2011. Be willing to keep your plans flexible and you should still have a good time.
By ZoeyG
From: Brattleboro, VT
Sep 15, 2013
The climbers' hotel is called De Lai Zhi Jia (德来之家)or "the House of De Lai". There's not much problem with locals trying to charge at crags, but there are a couple scenic walkways that charge small entrance fees.

There's no published guidebook for the area. The photos from RedPoint are your best bets, if you don't ask local climbers for information.

Climbs are of good quality, but not worth a destination, IMO. It's a good place to spend a couple days, if you're already in the Beijing area.
By Tavis Barr
From: Beijing, China
4 days ago
Hi -- just a couple of notes on the transportation, since there are some mistakes above. The bus is from Dongzhimen, not Xizhimen, and it's the 980 (though bus numbers are subject to change). It will take you to Miyun downtown (Gulou Dajie), from where you can either get a taxi, or take the local 66 bus (NOT recommended unless you're flat broke, it's super slow and only runs once an hour). Some of the taxi drivers will know Delai Jia (得来家), the hostel where climbers stay, which is near Secret Garden or a long walk from Monster or Beginner. Any driver will know the Diyi Pu (第一瀑) scenic area, which will put you near the Monster wall (walk down the road to the river). Alternatively, you can look for the Beijing Rock Climbing Group on Meetup, which makes regular trips. Also, the name HeiLongXia above should be HeiLongTan (黑龙潭), which is a scenic area about half a mile before the first crag (bee gorge). Speaking of which, someone is now trying to turn bee gorge into a scenic area and its status is uncertain....

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