|Bai He (White River)
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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|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.
|By Zoey Guo|
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.