The Great Wall. Summer 1990.
China is a massive and varied country that dominates the Asian landscape. At 9.8 million square kilometers, China has virtually the same land area as the USA.
In the past, the primary attraction for climbers was the high peaks of the Tibetan plateau, including the infamous peak-bagger's dream of Mt Everest. Recently western sport climbers have begun to explore the impressive limestone that China has to offer.
Currently China's top sport climbing destination is YangShuo
, home to exquisite white limestone towers similar in quality to the sport crags of Thailand.
For trad climbing, the top destination is Li Ming
. Sandstone cracks with infinite character near a village of ethnic minorities in an idyllic valley. Check out Mike Dobie's guidebook, out now!
Travel by commercial plane is most common.
- A passport is required for travel to China. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here.
- A Visa issues by the Chinese governement is required. Information on obtaining a visa can be found here
- Special permits are required for travel to Tibet, within China.
Weather station 17.8 miles from here
773 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',104],['3 Stars',247],['2 Stars',223],['1 Star',80],['Bomb',7]
Classic Climbing Routes in China
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for China:
Featured Route For China
Moon Walker 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Asia
: ... : Moon Hill
The most famous of the routes at Moon Hill, and perhaps even of YangShuo, dozens of photos have been taken of climbers clinging to the underside tufas and pockets of Moon Walker. There are really two routes in one here: an easier 7a+(12a) up to the second cave (though the anchors here look a bit rusty and dodgy to me), and the full 7c(12d) which pushes an additional 5 meters or so to the third cave near the apex of the arch. The sequences are pretty straight forward for the most part, the main d...[more] Browse More Classics in International
5.10c trad route at Xiao Shi Men
By michael crapo
From: mission b.c.
Feb 13, 2012
Tibet is not a part of china.
From: Dali, Yunnan Province, China
Aug 13, 2014
For folks thinking about making the journey to China for some climbing:
There's a new, awesomely comprehensive guidebook on China climbing that was just published. Likely the best book published on Chinese crags to-date. The book is CLIMB CHINA, and you can find it through their website: