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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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Featured Route For Mongolia
The first attempt at the crux. To  the right of where the crux is now (look for the small knob to the left for the actual route).

Scrapes 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Asia : Mongolia : ... : The Last Rocks
This is the face right next to Swing On In. It starts directly below to the right of the top out of Swing On In, can be done with the same top-rope set up. It is nice 5.10 face climbing to a slanting ledge to rest on before the crux. The crux was created by a jug knob being ripped of on its first assent making it significantly harder. Where the knob got ripped off their is now an small under-cling/pinch. You must both power in and out of this hold. Without the jug to stand on the foot work gets ...[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.