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Lijiang Area Rock Climbing 

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Lijiang has become a super well-known destination for Chinese toruists since the late 90’s. Foreign tourists are also pretty common here, but their numbers are dwarfed by domestic Chinese visitors. Although best known for the mass tourism in Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and around Yulong Snow Mountain, there are growing opportunities for trekking and other forms of adventure tourism in the surrounding mountains and canyons.

The Lijiang Area of the Yunnan guide currently (March 2016) has three areas:

Guanyin Gorge - the first Lijiang crag. Lies between Lijiang Old Town and the airport south of town.

Shigu – numerous limestone crags around the village of Damaidi, 6 km upstream into the mountains from the Yangtze River town of Shigu.

Liming – glorious sandstone escarpments into the mountains farther west of Lijiang. Liming developer, Mike Dobie, produces an up-to-date guide. The area is also treated in the 2015 Climb China guidebook.

Getting There 

Any guidebook to China has current access information for Lijiang.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.8 miles from here

110 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',36],['3 Stars',41],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lijiang Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lijiang Area:
Through the Looking Glass   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 45'   Lisu Area : Primitive Buttress
Screaming at the Moon (half)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   Lisu Area : Pillars area
Soul's Awakening (half)   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0     Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 250'   Dinner Wall : Cretaceous area
Truffula Tree   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Lisu Area : Primitive Buttress
Japanese Pixelated Genitals   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 70'   Yangshuo Sports Climbers' C... : Uncensored Wall
VPN Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 140'   Dinner Wall : Cretaceous area
Munsunned   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   The Holidays : Space Mountain
Wind of the Valley   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dinner Wall : Cretaceous area
Clam Digger   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 90'   Lisu Area : Pillars area
Throw Your Legs Around My Shoulders and Let Me Wear You Like A Feedbag   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 125'   Yangshuo Sports Climbers' C... : Censored Wall
Screaming at the Faraway Corner   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lisu Area : Pillars area
The Raven   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lisu Area : Primitive Buttress
The Lost World   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Lisu Area : Primitive Buttress
Clam Digger "Direct"   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Lisu Area : Pillars area
Back to the Primitive   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0     Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 600'   Lisu Area : Primitive Buttress
Akhum-Rah   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Valley : The Guardian
The Sphinx   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 85'   South Valley : The Guardian
The Funky Dan   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Lisu Area : Pillars area
Japanese Cowboy   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 80'   Dinner Wall : Cave area
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Featured Route For Lijiang Area
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Lost Ninja 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  Asia : China : ... : Pandora
Lost Ninja is an amazing pitch with a puzzling, technical offwidth roof crux at the start. The rock is bomber and beautiful.Start in the cave and get established in the offwidth roof, moving past one constriction to the lip. Bomber kneebars and a technical sequence out the lip to the left-leaning, overhanging finger crack. A couple difficult moves lead to a super fun cruiser finish.Rumor has it that Cedar used the tree to bypass the first constriction in the roof on the FFA. Those moves are very...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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