Access is constantly changing with the mood of the locals, be prepared to pay a fee to climb, but never pay more the RMB 30 since if you pay once then everyone else will have to pay it too. Do this too look out for your fellow and future climbers. I advise checking with Beijing climbers as to the access and fee situation before making a trip.
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A scenic tourist area with great potential for future development (most lines end 60' up a 500'+ wall). Due to the tourist traffic expect lots of gawking Chinese tourists and couples taking wedding pictures decked out in full tux and gown. The best part is that amenities are quite good and you can easily get lunch at nearby restaurants if you want hot food or cold water/juice/beer.
All climbs are located on the opposite side of the very shallow river (you can take a boat across, but it is less than 2 feet deep so why bother). The main area is first or second restaurant/tourist stand after the first large bend in the road. There is a parking lot and a very narrow long bridge across the river.
The rock is of good quality, but climbs are sometimes covered in sand. Some climbs are over-bolted, but you're a big boy/girl so you can clip bolts where you feel necessary and skip the others.
ShiDu is an excellent example of just how much potential there is for climbing in the BJ area. the cliff is high and goes on for what seems a mile or more. Only 1% or less has been developed for climbing at this time. It's good location and with such easy access if Climbing gets big in Beijing I can easily see this area becoming very important. Go and set up your FA for history!
ShiDu is 2+ hours from Beijing so you need to charter a mini bus. There is a public bus to a nearby town and once there you can taxi to the cliffs, but I do not remember the town's name; sorry.
It looks like the location is here 115.6534, 39.6218
And directions as follows Public Bus:. 917 (To Shidu 十渡) get off at Sidu 四渡
Car: Take the Jingshi Expressway (Beijing-Shijiazhuang expressway), exit right at Liulihe 琉璃河 - Left at Datiequie 大铁球, right at Danainiu 大奶牛, left at Yunjusi temple 云居寺, right at a gas station, to the Sidu natural area.