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A small cliff of basalt set above the Xinbeitou area of Taipei City. In contrast to Big Cannon Cliff, it does have bolts for leading, though remains less popular. It has a more strenuous approach, but for those who wish to lead climb outdoors in the Taipei area, this is the only option. It is primarily a sport climbing area.
In spite of its convenient location in the heart of a major metropolitan city, the cliff does not see many climbers. Many of the faces are overgrown with ferns, small trees, and organic debris. The rock is typically slabby with horizontals and crimpy features. There are a few short vertical cracks. Top anchors are typically rigged with quick-links for rappelling, but check your safety!
If you walk up from Xinbeitou to the cliffs and continue past them to another rocky outcropping, you can climb to the top of the ridge. This is a great vantage point. From here, you can join the hiking trails that go through the hills to the Shipai area.
From Xinbeitou MRT, drive or walk to the corner of Guangming Rd and Zhongshan Road. There is a 7-11 here. Continue up Zhongshan Road, keeping right at the public hot spring, until Guangming Rd merges into it, then turn right onto this road. Wenquan Rd will then merge into this road, and follow it left. Stay right, going down a narrow road behind a building, and then just keep the hills above on your right as the road ascends into the forest. At a sharp switchback, locate a fisheye mirror near a set of stone steps which will lead you up towards the cliff. It's about a 30 minute walk from the MRT to the cliff.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
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