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Mandalay Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 210'
Location: 21.95131, 96.08852 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrator: Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Andrew Riley on Apr 2, 2015
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Keeping climbs open depends on keeping up good relationships with locals and monks contact Technical Climbing Club Myanmar (TCCM) for more information MORE INFO >>>


Mandalay is a quiet, mid-sized city shoulder to shoulder with limestone hills east of town. Mandalay is the home of Myanmar's first sport climbing at Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Taung). Steve Davis initiated the first bolting effort and established the earliest routes on what is now known as Steve Wall. From what I understand, his efforts catalyzed the creation of the Technical Climbing Cub Myanmar (TCCM). Steve then brought Tyler Hoffart who finished bolting Steve Wall and bolted the entirety of Fire Wall and Monk's Life Wall with Winko.

There are several hostels to choose from in Mandalay for varying price ranges. You can use taxis or rent a motorbike or bicycle to transport yourself around. Motorbike cost from 8,000MMK to 15,000MMK (1USD is 1,000MMK) per day, and they can be rented at many of the hostels.

If you have a bigger party, you can rent a truck or van at the bus station. A day trip to Waterfall Hill and back should cost you around 30,000 MMK.

Getting There 

Mandalay is accessible from Yangon by plane via local airlines tickets cost ~$100. You can also travel to Mandalay via overnight bus which will run you ~$10.00 each way. Bus tickets are available through several travel agencies scattered throughout Yangon, and busses leave from Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal every night for Mandalay. Busses are relatively comfortable with reclining seats and aircon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',2]

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American Outlaw 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Asia : Myanmar : ... : Monk's Life Wall
This is the extension to Slingshot Monkey. Tyler Hoffart bolted the line and first hypothesized that it was in the 5.13- range in terms of difficulty. The breakdown of the route is like this, 70 feet of consistent 5.12-, fighting through an overhang and technical terrain to a good rest (top of Slingshot Monkey), a 10 foot slopey v5 right into a 15 foot crimpy, reachy v5/6 with a not-great rest between. then you have 3 bolts of about 11+ reachy climbing on jugs and little knobs, then three bolts ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Steve Davis
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 24, 2015
Great work here, Andrew. For the record, my name is Steven Davis, not Steven Brian. "Steven Brian" is my Facebook name.

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