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QianGuang Temple Crag Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Dec 25, 2012
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Description 

A short crag of limestone nestled amongst the trees and buildings of western Kaohsiung. It sits below the more famous attractions of "Monkey Mountain" - like the zoo and the hiking trails - and just above the harbor and Sun Yat-sen University. It's a 5-10 minute walk north from Sizihwan station.

You are bound to see a few people out here on weekends, though you could have the place to yourself on a weekday. There are currently more hard (7a+) routes going in, and potential for others elsewhere with a little adventure and a saw. Some of the routes are still cleaning up, but are getting better with each ascent.

Pretty much all the routes fall between 10a-11d. A lot of them are short, bouldery routes with slight overhangs, pockets, and often sharp edges. However, some routes feature more varied limestone features like tufas, underclings, and melty ice cream cone pillars.

All information about route names, first ascentionists, route setters, etc. is known by local climbers who mostly speak Chinese. Supposedly there is a guide book on its way. Ask Steven - he's a real pal.

Taiwanese website: microrock.com.tw/shou_shan_roc...

Getting There 

Walk from Sizihwan station. Or scooter down Gushan 1st Street to Qianguang Street. Check the GPS and Taiwanese website for pictures and more precise directions.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.4 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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Rock Climbing Photo: South Wall 10 - 12

South Wall 11 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Asia : Taiwan : ... : QianGuang Temple Crag
11th route from the left on the south wall, 2nd line to the right of the clearly visible hole at middle height.Interesting boulder problem from the start to the 2nd bolt. Then a little bit easier straight up into the overhanging part (4th bolt), where you have to mobilize your remaining energy to reach and clip the anchor (of course it depends on your climbing abilities ;) ). It might be a 6c. The route starts a little bit left of the first bolt. It might be wise to pre-clip the first ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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A-Lang
Rock Climbing Photo: South Wall 3 - 12
South Wall 3 - 12
Rock Climbing Photo: Courtside Wall
Courtside Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Project Wall
Project Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Court entrance
Court entrance
Rock Climbing Photo: The road mouth... just a five minute walk to the c...
The road mouth... just a five minute walk to the c...
Rock Climbing Photo: Main climbing area
Main climbing area
Rock Climbing Photo: The landlord
The landlord
Rock Climbing Photo: Nighttime, creepy tree illuminated
Nighttime, creepy tree illuminated

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By Nate Ball
Administrator
From: Portland, OR
Jun 4, 2013
We were here back in February and the fleas in some areas were unbearable. If you kick around in the grass at all, they will be literally swarming up your legs. The main area seems to be mostly unaffected, but the Bridge and Project areas were infested. Hopefully this is just a seasonal thing...
By Nate Ball
Administrator
From: Portland, OR
Jan 9, 2014
Visited recently, and there were fleas at the Bridge area, but nowhere else. They weren't too bad either.