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China Rock Climbing 

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China is a massive and varied country that dominates the Asian landscape. At 9.8 million square kilometers, China has virtually the same land area as the USA.

In the past, the primary attraction for climbers was the high peaks of the Tibetan plateau, including the infamous peak-bagger's dream of Mt Everest. Recently western sport climbers have begun to explore the impressive limestone that China has to offer. Currently CHina's top sport climbing destination is YangShuo, home to exquisitie white limestone towers similar in quality to the sport crags of Thailand.

Getting There 

Travel by commercial plane is most common.

  • A passport is required for travel to China. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here.

  • A Visa issues by the Chinese governement is required. Information on obtaining a visa can be found here

  • Special permits are required for travel to Tibet, within China.

Climbing Season

Weather station 17.8 miles from here

556 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',73],['3 Stars',188],['2 Stars',182],['1 Star',62],['Bomb',6]

Classic Climbing Routes in China

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for China:
Rooster Booster   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   The Egg : North Face
Luna Nascente (first pitch)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
Happy New Year   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 300'   Wine Bottle Area : The Thumb
Carbonic Acid Trip   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Wine Bottle Cliff : Main Face
Soul's Awakening   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A0     Trad, Aid, 6 pitches, 400'   Li Ming : Cretaceous area
Poser's Lonely Reunion   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 90'   The Egg : North Face
Artemis   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
Clam Digger   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 90'   Li Ming : Pillars area
Scary Mary   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Low Mountain Area : Chicken Cave
The Corner   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Tung Lung Chau : Technical Wall
Eggstatic   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   The Egg : East Face (Fried Egg)
The Sphinx   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 85'   Li Ming : The Guardian
Akhum-Rah   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Li Ming : The Guardian
Back to the Primitive   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a A0     Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 600'   Li Ming : Primitive area
Apollo   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
Yangshuo Hotel   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   White Mountain Area : White Mountain Cliff
Proud Sky   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
The Phoenix   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   White Mountain Area : White Mountain Cliff
Over the Moon   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   YangShuo : Moon Hill
White Devil   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   White Mountain Area : White Mountain Cliff
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Featured Route For China
Rock Climbing Photo: Old Mother Fear

Old Mother Fear V4 6B  Asia : China : ... : The Grotesque Boulder
Stand start with both hands on a big sloping rail. Throw out left to a huge pinch. Move up on crimps and a sloper to the jug below the lip. Manage the fear through the slopey top out. Great moves on amazing holds. A sick sit start could go....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By michael crapo
From: mission b.c.
Feb 13, 2012
Tibet is not a part of china.
By RyderS
From: Dali, Yunnan Province, China
Aug 13, 2014
For folks thinking about making the journey to China for some climbing:

There's a new, awesomely comprehensive guidebook on China climbing that was just published. Likely the best book published on Chinese crags to-date. The book is CLIMB CHINA, and you can find it through their website:

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