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Cretaceous area Rock Climbing 

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Looking down on the beautiful honeycombing corner.


Home to Soul's Awakening, the quintessential multi-pitch adventure, and several other classics. Not recommended to try traversing the wall from here to the Cave area unless you enjoy bushwacking and being covered in seed pods.

Getting There 

After you've left town but not quite to the AnQiNi scenic area turnoff towards the Lisu area, you will see a parking lot on your left (filled with gravel and construction vehicles as of 11/2016) and a large traditional house on your right. There is a trail hops the culvert and goes up through some small gardens on the hillside. Follow the most obvious path along the hillside and into the trees. It will pop out in a meadow, with the Cretaceous area up and to your right, the Orange Sky valley straight ahead, and another small village below and to your left. Follow the most obvious path up the steep slope towards the obvious buttress.

Climbing Season

For the Lijiang Area area.

Weather station 55.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Cretaceous area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cretaceous area:
Soul's Awakening (half)   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0     Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 250'   
VPN Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 140'   
Wind of the Valley   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down on the beautiful honeycombing corner.

Soul's Awakening (half) 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0  Asia : China : ... : Cretaceous area
P1: Hands in a corner. 5.9P2: Short slab with bolts up and left around bad rock. 5.10.P3: Two options - left or right. Left goes free at 5.10+. Right goes at 5.9 A0.P4: Climb the double-crack up to a beautiful off-width corner with lots of honeycombing. Super fun! 5.10-.You can continue to the top if you have a #6. This should be written up as a separate entry as pretty much nobody does this and it requires more detail than what was previously provided....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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