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Probably the most popular natural attraction in all of Guilin, youíre most likely already familiar with the iconic Moon Hill if youíve been looking into climbing in China. The giant arch was one of the first pieces of stone to be bolted in YangShuo and is a top priority for many a traveling climber. The arch was adopted as a symbol of both YangShuo and Guilin county some time ago and has been declared some sort of protected area complete with entrance booths, touts, and whatnot. Iím not fluent in Engrish, so Iím not exactly sure what the current situation is on climbing the arch. Regardless, the area is heavily traveled by tourists so keep an eye out, especially when grabbing those delicate tuffas up above.
Moon Hill park is down the road from the Wine Bottle area. The bus stops here so it shouldnít be difficult to find. You have to pay a couple dollars to get inside the park and then schlep it up several hundred stairs. Donít worry, there will be touts all over the place with cool refreshments.
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Emission Control (first pitch) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
?Name (Proud Control) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Luna Nascente (first pitch) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Moonstruck 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Artemis 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
New Moon (right of pinnacle) 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Heavenly Body 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Luna Nascente 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 2 pitches, 50'
Eclipse 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Finger King 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Apollo 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Proud Sky 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Over the Moon 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Moon Walker 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Dark Side of the Moon 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 2 pitches, 80'
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Over the Moon 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b International : Asia : ... : Moon Hill
Another amazing Moon Hill route.This route climbs up a delicate start to continuous, steep overhanging tufa stalagtites. There's a spectacular no hands rest, stradling a large tufa 1/2 way through the overhang, a welcome rest for the crux to come. (We were told the Chinese name for this route is 'Flying Horse,' named for this rest stradling the high tufa.) Continue from the rest up through slightly harder terrain, pull the lip, and finally through the crux at the last bolt where the holds get a ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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