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South Valley Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The South Valley includes all areas in the South Valley, which actually extends to the east of Li Ming village. This provides the benefit of the walls north of the road being mostly sunny and walls south of the road being shaded. The Diamond to Faraway Buttress along the north and from Indy Wall to the Bull Crag along the south. While the approaches are more involved than the main West Valley, the silence and scenery more than make up for it. Route quality is up to the typical Li Ming standard, most routes three- to four- stars with a handful of five-star classics.

Don't let the dogs from the village follow you out to the South Valley.

Getting There 

The South Valley is best approached first by vehicle, saving 10 to 40 minutes of walking on the road. Take the bridge after the switchback at the fork in the road southwest of the Faraway and continue along the road for 1 to 4 kilometers, depending on the wall. Take care, and maybe a stick, when walking this road - some of the dog could be aggressive.

Climbing Season

For the Lijiang Area area.

Weather station 55.4 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',12],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Valley:
Akhum-Rah   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Guardian
The Sphinx   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 85'   The Guardian
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Featured Route For South Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Hunter on From Switzerland with Love.

From Switzerland with Love 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Asia : East Asia : ... : The Diamond
Beautiful pitch, start to finish!A wide, technical start gets up into a sustained, narrowing obtuse corner....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of South Valley Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Faraway Buttress and Gully Crag
Faraway Buttress and Gully Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Gorilla Face Cave and beyond
Gorilla Face Cave and beyond

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By Nate Ball
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From: Portland, OR
Nov 12, 2016
You can get a ride from the hostel owner for ¥20 each way, split between each passenger.

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