Butterfly Valley across the pasture.
Remember you are in Socialist Republic of Vietnam and everything is technically owned by the government. It costs 50 dong per day or you maybe able to get a discount buying the day passes at SloPony.
Butterfly Valley is an isolated area on Cat Ba Island with a one lane paved road to the "The Hive" the residence of the locals who work the land. Stop at The Hive and pay the local 50 dong per person or give them your day pass.
The wall tuffa covered steep limestone and some parts will stay dry in rain.
Pretty much the only way to get out here is to rent a motor bike in Cat Ba Town. This is pretty easy for around 70 dong per day and must come with 1 or 2 helmets. HELMET LAWS ARE STRICT IN VIETNAM AND YOU DON'T WANT TO TALK TO VIETNAMESE POLICE SO WEAR ONE. On the way out of town stop and get 1 liter of gas. Before you get off the bike get out 1 liters worth of dong (20 in 2011) and wave it in front of the attendant or he will try to fill your tank.
At this point you should have been to SloPony and picked up the newest edition of the guidebook which has good directions to the crag.
Weather station 19.3 miles from here
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Leslie McG
Jul 27, 2012
RU kidding- stay AWAY from SLO PONY- they are NOT climbers- they are after MONEY ONLY.
By Tyler Quesnel
Dec 6, 2012
I disagree with the comment above. It's been a couple years since I was in Vietnam, but I felt Slo Pony was helpful and what fees they did charge were nominal.
By Sander DiAngelis
From: San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 14, 2014
Slo Pony (now Asia Outdoors) is a very legitimate organization. A western company wouldn't develop in Vietnam to try to make a buck ... It's run by pretty passionate climbers seeking beautiful lines. I'd recommend them.