China offers world-class climbing of all styles - sport, traditional, boulder, alpine big wall and mountaineering. There is near limitless potential for new route development in many different areas around the country.
Here, we share information about a few of our favorite areas:
Yangshuo (Guangxi province)
First visited by iconic American climber, Todd Skinner, back in the 1990s, Yangshuo's legendary karst towers make it the premier sport climbing destination in China. Well-known formations, such as White Mountain, Lei Pi Shan and Moon Hill, attract some of the world's most prolific climbers. Still, there is plenty potential for new routes in this sport climbing paradise.
Getu Valley (Guizhou province)
Called "The Find of the Century" by Rock and Ice magazine, Getu Valley's massive limestone arches and long walls make it the biggest thing to happen in climbing in decades. Terratribes staff were the first climbers to visit this area and they supported the 2011 Petzl Roc Trip bolting and festival extravaganza.
Liming (Yunnan province)
This brand new traditional area offers splitter sandstone cracks in a national park outside Liming, the home of Tiger Leaping Gorge. A sunny winter season makes it an ideal place to visit in cold weather. Liming is the first climbing area in China to offer sandstone lines of this sort. Come prepared with your "Liming rack" - these lines are so uniform as to take multiples of the same size of cam.
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