Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Bai He (White River)

Select Area...
Bathtub Rock 
Bee Gorge 
Big Stone, The 
Cool Day 
Good Morning Wall 
Lao Yan Chang 
Lao Yan Chang Cooridinates 
other side, The 
Warm up Wall 
Warm Up Wall Coordinates 

Bai He (White River) 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 40.6162, 116.763 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 2,749
Administrator: Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Jim H on Oct 27, 2008
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area Add Area | Add Photo | Add Comment | Add Event
loading weather...
BETA PHOTO: across the river

Description 

This is a good area with a variety of climbs from slab to overhang and at least one multi-pitch.

WARNING:
There have been previous problems with the locals hassling climbers and chopping bolts (if you have never left downtown BJ, this is the real China). Check with local climbers at BJ climbing walls/shops for current conditions, fees being charged. Don't let this scare you away from BaiHe, this is a great area with a lot of climbs within walking distance. Locals commonly charge you to climb on public land they do not own, but claim to, what you are actually paying them to do is not hassle you since they do not have anything better to do that day.

The nearest town (with an inn) is about 2 miles before you get to the area. There is a specific climbers hostel; nothing special but they know exactly where the climbing areas are located and can drive you there for 10 RMB.


Getting There 

By car/chartered van:
From BJ head to MiYun, and then head towards HeiLongXia. Drive past HeiLongXia you should go through a tunnel within 5 minutes. Stay on this road until you reach a large switchback going downhill with a small cluster of building and inns at to bottom. Keep going and you will quickly go through a small town (this is where the 'climbers inn' is), keep going and the climbing is around the next bend.

You can take a public bus from XiZhiMen to MiYun and then get a minivan to drive you to the climbs for about 50 RMB each way. So you don't absolutely need to charter your own van


22 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',7],['5.11',7],['5.12',0],['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]


Featured Route For Bai He (White River)
Beta

3: Unnamed [“Sharp n’ Airy”] 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  Asia : China : ... : Bee Gorge North Wall
An exposed line that could probably benefit from additional development to remove loose rock (local guidebook advises careful climbing on this route for that very reason). Start at the bolt line that begins by ascending the twin cracks to the right of “Smile for the Camera… in the Shadow of the Great Wall.” And follow it up and right to the aręte. Top out on the aręte and head up towards the bolted anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Bai He (White River) Slideshow Add Photo
Lao Yan Chang
BETA PHOTO: Lao Yan Chang
Beginner
BETA PHOTO: Beginner
7
BETA PHOTO: 7
unknown
unknown
rest area
rest area
cool day <br />
cool day
lao yan
BETA PHOTO: lao yan
Cool day
Cool day
A completely unclimbed wall 100m down the road from Lao Yan Chang, just waiting for your FA. The wall looks to be 300ft+.
A completely unclimbed wall 100m down the road fro...
Comments on Bai He (White River) Add Comment
Show which comments
By Stephen Smith
Nov 8, 2009

The most extensive and most updated guidebook is posted at
www.flickr.com/photos/red_point/

By Stephen Smith
May 2, 2013

There have been some access issues especially for climbs across the river since there was a fatal climbing accident near Big Stone in 2011. Be willing to keep your plans flexible and you should still have a good time.

By ZoeyG
From: Evanston, IL
Sep 15, 2013

The climbers' hotel is called De Lai Zhi Jia (德来之家)or "the House of De Lai". There's not much problem with locals trying to charge at crags, but there are a couple scenic walkways that charge small entrance fees.

There's no published guidebook for the area. The photos from RedPoint are your best bets, if you don't ask local climbers for information.

Climbs are of good quality, but not worth a destination, IMO. It's a good place to spend a couple days, if you're already in the Beijing area.