White Mountain Rock Climbing
The hot spot for hot shots at YangShuo, White Mountain Cliff is a massive wall leaning past vertical for most its 200 meter length. White Mountain is probably home to the biggest collection of climbs in the upper grades (.12 - .14). The wall is south facing and so gets sun all day long; while it may be a blessing in the cooler months it mostly is a nuisance in the commonly sticky weather of S.E. China. The steepness of the cliff helps it stay fairly dry in the rain. The cliff is getting massively popular and is a good place to pick up a partner if you're up to snuff.
Head south-east out of town, towards Puyi. About 2 miles after crossing the Yu Long River you should see a small community off to the right. The first dirt road goes to The Egg, the second to White Mountain and the surrounding crags.
A public bus heads this way but Im not sure which one (Puyi?). On the public bus youll have to get let off at the dirt road and youll have a 1-2 km hike ahead of you. A charter bus can take you right up to the crags. I recommend getting the name of a charter company from a guide shop as they will be familiar with the area. You could also feasibly bike there, but its probably about 10 km.
Climbing Season For the YangShuo area.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
27 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in White Mountain
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for White Mountain:
The Phoenix 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
White Devil 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For White Mountain
White Devil 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Asia
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The best route of its grade at the crag? Yangshuo? Certainly a contender, White Devil boasts great, super-fun climbing from bottom to top. Ramps up to speed early with a tough, delicate crux near the bottom, climbs to a tricky few moves at mid-way, then a pumpy ride to a super satisfying (and a bit sharp) thank-god jug. The finish is a fun final 10m of 11b-ish jug hauling -- hard enough to fall off of and spoil a redpoint or onsight if you haven't saved quite enough....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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