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Dapaoyan (Big Cannon Cliff) 

Taipei Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Jan 13, 2016
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For those who aren't inclined to go to Long Dong, who like short approaches, and don't mind their routes short and slabby...

Dapaoyan (大砲岩), translated as "Big Cannon Cliff", is a high-ball boulder and/or top-rope area in Yangmingshan National Park, just above Beitou. Don't mind the "forbidden to climb" signs... all bark and no bite, kinda like the dog kennels across the road. A 45-minute walk from the MRT, or a short bus ride (runs every 30 min) with some walking, or a very short walk up the hill if you have your own transportation (parking is sparse).

Rehai (熱海) is a slightly larger, taller cliff also in the Beitou area, but outside the national park. There are around 20 bolted routes here, and some can be setup for top-roping from above. Great views of the surrounding forest and outskirts of the city. Can be walked from the MRT in 30 minutes, or in 5 minutes from the trail entrance if you have your own transportation.

Cuishan (翠山) is a fun hike, but climbing-wise is a monumental disappointment.

Getting There 

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Gyms, etc. 

There are a plethora of gyms, both indoor and outdoor. Personal recommendations are Stone for bouldering, Neihu for lead climbing, and Da Vinci for top-roping.

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Climbing Season

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Taipei

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Taipei:
Last Wall 1   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 20'   Rehai
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First Wall 3 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Asia : Taiwan : ... : Rehai
Starts off with decent but slightly far holds. Ledges interrupt climbing on sketchy-feeling feet. The crux of the climb is 2/3 of the way up with a hivelike network of slopey pockets most of which would be heinous on vertical but are more than sufficient at this angle. From the big ledge, make a few more moves straight up to a new anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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