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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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Everybody's Welfare 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Oceania : Taiwan : ... : (2) Basement
Start at the large horizontal, and crank up to the first bolt. Follow the dihedral passing 2 more bolts. The first crux is going from the stemmy dihedral to the face, especially so during high humidity.After the fourth bolt, move to the arete from the overhang and continue up past another roof to the anchors.Originally rated 11.c, the route has since been downgraded to 11.a. A long reach is helpful for the dihedral, which still hoses me from time to time, while most find the first overhang to be...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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