The hot spot for hot shots at YangShuo, White Mountain Cliff is a massive wall leaning past vertical for most its 200 meter length. White Mountain is probably home to the biggest collection of climbs in the upper grades (.12 - .14). The wall is south facing and so gets sun all day long; while it may be a blessing in the cooler months it mostly is a nuisance in the commonly sticky weather of S.E. China. The steepness of the cliff helps it stay fairly dry in the rain. The cliff is getting massively popular and is a good place to pick up a partner if you're up to snuff.
There have been some access issues here back in 2009-2010, I'm not sure if they persist. The cliff is located on farm land and the local farmers would like to make some money off all the increased traffic. Similar issues in the Wine Bottle area have been kept (tenuously) in-check by purchasing drinks and food from the vendors that setup outside the cliffs, but I don't know if something similar has been established here yet. Implementation of a fee for climbing could be around the corner.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for White Mountain Cliff:
Devil Sticks 5.12a/b Sport, 75 feet
China White 5.12b Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Yangshuo Hotel 5.12b Sport, 1 pitch, 110 feet
The Phoenix 5.12b/c Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
White Devil 5.12d Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Tsing Tao Beer 5.13a Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
The Axeman 5.13b Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Gin and Tonic 5.13b Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Featured Route For White Mountain Cliff
The Phoenix 5.12b/c International : Asia : ... : White Mountain Cliff
A great route with a fun variety of moves: tricky, thin crux down low, sustained climbing above to a powerful bouldery crux higher up. Graded at 12c in the guidebook, this route may be a bit easier...?...[more] Browse More Classics in International