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Submitted By: ChrisZ on Sep 3, 2009
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Mongolia is an area untapped for climbing and bouldering. FAs await those who are willing to travel and have time to find them. If you happen to find yourself in Ulaan Baatar and don't fancy a romp around the countryside looking for rocks, just hit up Terelj National Park. It's located about 50km northeast of the capital and has a few bolted routes and potential for development of trad lines. Beware, however, the rock is not always as solid as it looks.

Getting There 

Airplane to Ulaanbaatar. Drive if you have the time and resources.

Climbing Season



Weather station 41.7 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Mongolia
A knee bar just before the start of the body crack.

Swing On In 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Asia : Mongolia : ... : The Last Rocks
This is big, old, beautiful, body crack. it is surprisingly fun for body crack (aka your not repeating that same move or technique over and over to jam your way up). It starts out on a face and goes about 10 to 15 feet before you reach the bottom of the crack. Then have fun up the crack reaching the end of the crack requires some good jamming technique and blind reach for the top (luckily the top corner is a jug). Then you can pull yourself on to a ledge about 8 feet from the top. From here its ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Ben Sebald
Nov 27, 2012
I grew up here and climbed during the past four years mainly with my best bud from South Africa. It is truly untouched climbing and I would push for no bolts because most the climbing is granite and easily protected. So far all I see on this page is Terelj, but there is way better climbing here than that if your willing deal with roads and backpack for a few days. I will see if I can put up a few more places and photos if I can.