A section of tall, beautiful rock at the southern end of Long Dong, the Basement is home to a few moderate trad routes, though all the classics are 5.10 or higher. It also has possibly the highest concentration of sport routes. Most of them are 5.10+ or higher, and some of the lines even still await a first free ascent.
From the southern temple entrance, walk down the steps opposite the bathrooms, and follow the trail down. Look for the stone staircase that takes you down to the table of rock called the Backdoor. It's just around the corner from here. You will have to do some precarious scrambling and down-climbing. Non-climbers and animal-lovers beware.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Basement:
Rodeo Clown 5.10a Trad, 60 feet
High Class Quickdraw 5.10d Sport, 80 feet
Everybody's Welfare 5.11a Sport, 75 feet
Who Fooled Who? 5.11a Sport, 85 feet
Featured Route For Basement
Dragon with Matches 5.10b International : Asia : ... : Basement
A great alternative to clipping all those bolts! Between Big Rock Falling and Harley Davidson, right in the middle of the Basement area, locate a sweet dihedral with a low roof. Start on the ledge that runs below all of the climbs here. Place a tiny cam (0 Metolius) behind the left-hand flake, then make a big pull to get up onto the face. Continue up til you're ducking below the roof. Good #2 here. Step left, then stem and jam up the crack. Mix up some crack and fa...[more] Browse More Classics in International