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Ground zero of the climbing scene in YangShuo. The area is close to town, accessible by public transport or bike, and has several walls of various facing direction that are all close to the road. What more can you ask for in sport climbing? Yes, thereís food, beverage and restrooms as well (at Butterfly Springs).
Itís a short bike ride to the Wine Bottle area, but you may want to take the bus the first time if you donít know how to get there.
The Wine Bottle Area is the first tourist stop on the bus, so expect hordes of tourists; if youíve never seen Chinese tourism, expect to be amazed. Many of the walls are not more than a few feet off the road so itís common to look down and see a hundred lenses and fingers pointing at you. Thatís not an exaggeration, there are 1.2 billion people in this country, a hundred people isnít even enough to make a quorum in China. Donít be surprised to see lines of cars backed-up because crowds stop in the middle of the street to take pictures of people climbing.
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Paparazzi Pete 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Asia : China : ... : The Thumb
Originally a traditional line, and the first up the face, the first 3 pitches have been retrobolted. The first two pitches also serve as access for a couple more climbs.P1 (5.9) 30m: Starts on a corner between two caves. A long wandering line that has intermediate anchors about half way up if you want to break it up to reduce drag. More traditional than sporty, has some weird, slopey, friction sorta moves.P2 (5.9) 22m: More of the same but a bit more direct. I vaguely remember some sort of m...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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