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UB Observatory Cliffs 

Mongolia 


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Submitted By: ChrisZ on Sep 3, 2009
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The Biggest Block.

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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.


10 Total Routes


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The start of It's Hissing At Me.

Its Hissing At Me 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Asia : Mongolia : UB Observatory Cliffs
This is the easiest line up the south side of the same formation as The Corner and The Yellow Turtle. It starts on easy 5.7 to 5.8 with great gear. Jams crimps jugs everything is there. Then once you are about 80 feet up you must traverse over to the left. This traverse has a great exposed feel. It is pure balance definably a mental crux when leading as there is not any way to place gear on the traverse (the moves probably aren't even 5.9 worthy but that's what the metal effects deserve). The g...[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.