Guangxi Province Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Karst covered Guilin County
The Guangxi Province is an autonomous region in the southeast of the Peoples Republic of China, on the border with Vietnam. The region is blessed with an abundance of limestone and subtropical weather, allowing climbing almost year-round. The center of attention still lies in YangShuo, which has grown into a world-class sport climbing destination. However, climbing fever has caught on in China and is spreading quickly throughout the well-endowed province, and country at large. In addition to YangShuo there is well established climbing in FengShan and the capital city of Nanning. No doubt theres plenty more hidden around and new stuff coming up daily.
I dont know all the airports, but there is one in Guilin (see YangShuo section). Its a small airport and tickets can be pricey, but if youre in southeast Asia you might be able to catch a deal. Its by far the easiest way if you have a visa and are going to YangShuo. Alternately you can come in through Hong Kong (easiest place to get a visa) and take the night train in. You should also be able to come up from Vietnam via ground transport.
The primary language, as with the rest of China, is Mandarin.
Outside of the major cities and tourist traps China can be challenging for the foreigner, even those well-traveled. Dont expect the usual tourist signs in English, and multilingual assistance that you get in the rest of Asia. Get a translator (Pleco is a good one) for your smartphone and use this point out characters for things you need.
If youre heading for YangShuo then you can relax a bit. The heavy tourism has created a bubble of western culture much like the rest of southeast Asia. Signs are often doubled in English and the language is widely spoken. Getting around is simple so long as you stay in the bubble.
Weather station 5.7 miles from here
148 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Guangxi Province
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Guangxi Province:
Featured Route For Guangxi Province
White Devil 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Asia
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The best route of its grade at the crag? Yangshuo? Certainly a contender, White Devil boasts great, super-fun climbing from bottom to top. Ramps up to speed early with a tough, delicate crux near the bottom, climbs to a tricky few moves at mid-way, then a pumpy ride to a super satisfying (and a bit sharp) thank-god jug. The finish is a fun final 10m of 11b-ish jug hauling -- hard enough to fall off of and spoil a redpoint or onsight if you haven't saved quite enough....[more] Browse More Classics in International