|Bai He (White River)
BETA PHOTO: Lao Yan Chang
This is a good area with a variety of climbs from slab to overhang and at least one multi-pitch.
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.
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
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5.11a R International
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This is a great route, it involves a little bit of adventure climbing through small stands of trees hanging onto ledges on the slab, some of these are also steep and PS do not get stuck on this route in the rain, the bottom 4 pitches turn into a pretty little waterfall I would not want to rappel.Let me start by saying that only 15 feet of this route are 5.11 the rest of the route is 5.3-5.9 there are two ways to make it easier.1.) If you want an easy multipitch climb just climb the first 4 pitch...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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BETA PHOTO: lao yan
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A completely unclimbed wall 100m down the road fro...
|Comments on Bai He (White River)
|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.