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1. Asia 5,105 routes in Region

Summary:
JFMAMJJASOND
seasonality
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 104.607889, 25.782792

1.1. China Mainland 中国内地 1,187 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 103.894469, 36.495934

Description:

Qingdao

1.1.1. Yangshuo 阳朔 709 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 110.511157, 24.768592

Description:

Yangshuo town is located near the city of Guilin, Guanxi Province, southern China. The area is a major tourist destination and has become famous around the world with climbers because of its limestone Karst formations. With 400+ sport routes the area has become the most popular climbing destination in China.

1.1.2. Getu 格凸 199 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 106.255137, 25.677410

Unique Features And Strengths:

Spectacular limestone arches and walls.

Description:

Gétû Valley: To date 250 pitches have so far been opened. The climbing at Getu includes all facets, reliefs, styles and levels of difficulty, including 10 sustained multi-pitch sport routes from 120 to 250 meters, raging from 4+ to 8+. More than 15 sport climbing sectors have been established with everything from steep walls, slabs and caves featuring grades of 5a to 9a.

Access Issues:
  • Arrive in China at an international airport.

  • Continue to Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, either by plane or train. Guiyang is a city of two million people with a national airport, a train station and a bust station.

  • From Guiyang, you can take either a bus (the bus station is near the train station) or take a taxi directly to Getu (count on about 4 to 5 hours and a cost of around 1000 rmb). By bus, there is either a direct Guiyang - Ziyun bus that passes through Anshun, or two buses (Guiyang – Anshun and Anshun – Ziyun). This takes five hours. From Ziyun, take the minibus that goes to Getu: about 45 minutes.

  • Getu is a small village at the end of a road where you'll find a national park with a symbolic arch through which the sun's rays pass. Once you get to Ziyun you will find people who know of Getu.

Approach:

All the crags in Getu are within walking distance from the main town and are generally visible from the main road. Crags that are in The Great Arch National Park will require the purchase of a visitor pass before entry into the park will be granted. Tread lightly through the local farms and villages when approaching the crags.

Ethic:

Sports Climbing

History:

Petzl RocTrip 2011 Getu guide can be downloaded from the following link:

http://www.petzl.com/en/outdoor/petzl-roctrip/china2011

More Beta can be sourced from the following link:

http://chinarockclimber.com/?cat=19

1.1.3. Beijing 北京 85 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.804720, 40.598944

1.1.4. Yunnan 云南 128 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 100.204285, 25.909072

Unique Features And Strengths:

Many different types of rock, and a great place to combine rock climbing with backpacking/traveling.

Access Issues:

A few of the crags have access issues.

Approach:

Some crags have approach times of 5 minutes, while others are closer to a half hour.

Where To Stay:

It's not necessary to camp, as every crag has nearby accommodation.

Ethic:

Climbing is mostly sport, but there are also a few trad routes.

History:

Climbing in Yunnan dates from the early 2000s.

1.1.5. Guoliang & Nanping 郭亮南坪 0 routes in Crag

1.1.6. Guangxi 广西 0 routes in Crag

1.1.7. Zhejiang & Jiangsu 浙江江苏 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 120.255908, 30.601238

1.1.8. Guangdong 广东 57 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Unknown

1.1.9. Fujian 福建 0 routes in Crag

1.1.10. Shandong 山东 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.11. Guizhou 贵州 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.12. Sichuan & Chongqing 四川重庆 0 routes in Crag

1.1.13. Others 其他 0 routes in Crag

1.2. Hong Kong 香港 597 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and Sport

Long/Lat: 114.204069, 22.265689

1.2.1. New Territories 132 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

1.2.2. Kowloon 124 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 114.227645, 22.317837

1.2.3. Clearwater Bay 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.4. Tung Lung Chau 97 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

Long/Lat: 114.289700, 22.248254

Description:

Hong Kongs premiere climbing area, Tung Lung Chau, contains probably the highest concentration of quality sport climbs in the territory.

Access Issues:

A ferry runs to Tung Lung Chau from Sai Wan Ho typhoon shelter (exit A1 from Sai Wan Ho MTR Station and walk rightwards to the coastline) on weekends and most Public Holidays.

A ferry also runs from the pier at Sam Ka Tsuen, Lei Yue Mun (approach by taxi from Lam Tin MTR Station).

Weekday access: Sampans (for up to 4 people) can usually be rented from the typhoon shelter at Sai Wan Ho by just showing up and haggling with the boat operator. A speed boat (with capacity for 10 people) can be arranged by calling Mr Cheng at: 9080 3754.

Approach:

Upon arrival at the island follow the obvious concrete path, signposted towards Tung Lung Fort. The large boulder located atop a small hillock is Kite Rock and contains half a dozen short bolted routes. Continue along the path, past the Holiday Store (which provides free topo’s, strong coffee and excellent dumplings), to a camping ground.

1.2.5. Hong Kong Island 149 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and Sport

Long/Lat: 114.196676, 22.249709

1.2.6. Lantau Island 32 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.7. Stanley Peninsula 37 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.3. Taiwan 台湾 1 route in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 121.004017, 23.784615

1.3.1. T'ai-pei 0 routes in Crag

1.3.2. Big Cannon Cliff 1 route in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 121.520314, 25.142387

1.3.3. Lungtung 0 routes in Crag

Unique Features And Strengths:

Sandstone trad and sport in a stunning seaside location.

Description:

The premier climbing destination in Taiwan. Unique, bullet hard sandstone overlooking reefs, ponds, and the Pacific ocean. Cracks, faces, roofs, and even a few highball/solos over the water. Easy public transportation access from Taipei and Keelung.

Approach:

Buses run from the Taipei and Keelung main stations. Board one bound for Luodong and get off at Homei Elementary School stop on Highway 2 for quick access to the Schoolgate crag or stay on through the tunnel and disembark at the temple just after the tunnel ends. Easy scrambling across boulders will get you to most areas, although there are a few unroped class 4 traversing required to reach a few areas.

Where To Stay:

Camping is technically illegal, but tolerated if you keep a low key. Camp on the rocks or in the grassy areas along the hiking trail above the cliffline.

Ethic:

None to speak of. Some locals stick to a clean ethic, while others go nuts with the power drills. Expect tightly bolted routes (often every 5 feet!), even along lines with plentiful protection.

History:

Mostly undeveloped until the late 80's and early 1990's, although the area has long been popular with fishermen and bird nest collectors. The first wave of developments were done by locals, French, and Koreans. Later development has primarily been done by Taiwanese, although a number of notable FAs have fallen to visitors including Alex Honnold.

1.4. Japan 939 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.444187, 37.840947

1.4.1. Tokyo 133 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Boulder and Trad

Long/Lat: 139.383582, 35.904243

1.4.2. Gunma  ・ Saitama Kitabu 30 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 138.981505, 36.510298

Description:

群馬・埼玉北部

1.4.3. Nagano 243 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.044325, 36.129544

1.4.4. Yamanashi 146 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.612654, 35.613323

1.4.5. Kanagawa 93 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 139.349347, 35.414415

1.4.6. Ibaraki Ken 1 route in Region

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 140.325951, 36.310604

1.4.7. Izu 119 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.338364, 35.011574

1.4.8. Kansai Area 7 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 135.625306, 34.762852

Description:

関西

1.4.9. Aichi Ken 14 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 137.204647, 35.053411

1.4.10. Shikoku 4 routes in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4.11. Bitchu-cho, Okayama 0 routes in Region

1.4.12. Okinawa 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

1.4.13. Tsushima Island 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4.14. Iwate 138 routes in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5. South Korea 25 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 127.593761, 35.906187

Description:

Climbing in South Korea is an awesome experience. There is rock everywhere, predominantly granite. The locals are amazing, too. Even if you have a language barrier, they are really accepting and you can usually figure it out with hand signals.

Crags can get pretty crowded on the weekend, especially around the Seoul area.

The locals tend to sandbag their ratings a little. Each group tends to have its own favorite spot; they have the routes wired pretty tight, so they can think a route is easier than it really is.

1.5.1. Seoul 16 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 127.013258, 37.571019

1.5.2. Wonju 3 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 127.937183, 37.383104

1.5.3. Daegu 0 routes in Region

1.5.4. Chuncheon 0 routes in Region

1.5.5. Ulsan 0 routes in Area

Description:

There are a couple of climbing areas for which Ulsan is the closest major city.

1.5.6. Busan 6 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 128.971716, 35.110324

1.5.7. Daejeon 0 routes in Region

1.6. North Korea 0 routes in Region

1.6.1. P'yongyang 0 routes in Crag

1.7. Mongolia 0 routes in Region

1.7.1. Ulaanbaatar 0 routes in Crag

1.8. Thailand 1,266 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 100.881917, 13.969727

Description:

Read this cautoinary tale about bolts in Thailand and what's being done

http://upskillclimbing.blogspot.com/2011/03/titanium-bolts-answer-for-thailand.html

1.8.1. Krabi 806 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Boulder

Long/Lat: 98.824315, 7.843263

1.8.2. Chiang Mai 149 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 99.032340, 18.728841

Unique Features And Strengths:

On offer are a mix of fingery, technical and powerful sport routes on slab, vertical and steep limestone faces.

Description:

"Crazy Horse Buttress" is located near Chiang Mai and is the best developed crag in northern Thailand, with about 150 routes.

1.8.3. Pechaburi 0 routes in Crag

1.8.4. Chonburi 0 routes in Crag

1.8.5. Uthai Thani 0 routes in Crag

1.8.6. Phuuket 0 routes in Crag

1.8.7. Mae Hong Son 0 routes in Crag

1.8.8. Pangnga 95 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 98.630445, 8.187576

1.8.9. Koh Lao Liang 55 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 99.425778, 7.113902

Unique Features And Strengths:

Koh Laoliang is an idyllic paradise island with towering limestone cliffs, quiet beaches, impeccable sand and crystal clear waters.

Description:

The climbing is 50 feet away from the camp, right over the crystal clear water. Classic limestone tufas and stalactites, including multipitch routes. Routes range from 5.8 to

5.12+ (5+ to 7c) In addition to roped climbing, Laoliang has amazing cave bouldering (possibly the best bouldering in all of Thailand!) and numerous cliffs perfect for deep water soloing.

http://www.laoliangresort.com/climbing_areas.html

Where To Stay:

Laoliang is a private island resort located in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Southern Thailand. Laoliang combines an idyllic tropical setting with world-class adventure sports. The resort has been established in a low key, eco-friendly way, with every effort to preserve it as a pristine island paradise.

http://www.laoliangresort.com/index.html

1.8.10. Phi Phi Island / hin taak 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 98.774733, 7.746273

Description:

DON'T USE THIS NODE - PHI PHI IS ALREADY COVERED UNDER THE KRABI SECTION

1.8.11. Koh Tao 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Top Rope and Boulder

Long/Lat: 99.833913, 10.094445

Description:

Climbing is being developed by Goodtime Adventures ( http://www.gtadventures.com/ ).

There is granite slab and some limestone available.

Ethic:

Some areas privately owned, you might need a day pass from GTA, but really, there's nothing from stopping you from climbing if you can find it.

1.8.12. Central and North-East Region 135 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 101.891094, 15.355628

Description:

Many sport climbing and multipitch crags as well as boulder crags in this region of Thailand. The development is ongoing with very good potential and it promises to get better year after year. Moreover the advantage is to be out of the mass touristic road in an authentic area of Thailand.

1.9. Philippines 2 routes in Region

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 122.402175, 11.029824

1.9.1. Palawan 2 routes in Region

Summary:

1.9.2. Manila 0 routes in Crag

1.10. Indonesia 1 route in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 118.471104, -3.576321

Description:

Bali

1.10.1. Gunung Kelud 1 route in Crag

Summary:

1.10.2. Jakarta 0 routes in Crag

1.11. Singapore 78 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 103.826507, 1.321874

Description:

Dairy access is made from parking B on dairy farm road just before upper Bukit timah road. Follow the trail that goes to dairy farm quary

1.11.1. Dairy Farm 75 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 103.773160, 1.361663

1.11.2. Climb Asia 0 routes in Gym

1.11.3. Onsight Climbing Gym 3 routes in Gym

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 103.881895, 1.309974

1.12. Malaysia 319 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 109.948314, 4.678005

Description:

One of the country from the South East Asia.

1.12.1. Kuala Lumpur 7 routes in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 101.697939, 3.145330

1.12.2. Mt. Kinabalu 0 routes in Crag

1.12.3. Selangor 190 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 101.462708, 3.283593

1.12.4. Perlis 51 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 100.235632, 6.499404

1.12.5. Johor 8 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Aid and Sport

Long/Lat: 103.631174, 2.125200

1.12.6. Pahang 0 routes in Region

1.12.7. Penang 17 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 100.295443, 5.372709

1.12.8. Sarawak 0 routes in Region

Description:

Malaysia-Borneo (Updating)

1.12.9. Kelantan 46 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 102.002672, 5.287746

1.13. Myanmar 0 routes in Region

1.13.1. Bagan 0 routes in Crag

1.14. Laos 143 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 103.535073, 18.789659

1.14.1. Vientiane 0 routes in Crag

1.14.2. Xaysomboune 0 routes in Crag

1.14.3. Vang Vieng 51 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 102.431194, 18.926413

1.14.4. Thakhek 92 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 104.915446, 17.454517

1.15. Cambodia 24 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 105.102010, 12.807265

1.15.1. Phnom Penh 0 routes in Crag

1.15.2. No More Monks Rock 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.15.3. Kampot 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.15.4. Sihanoukville 18 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 103.496189, 10.622623

1.16. Vietnam 192 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 106.539770, 16.561218

1.16.1. Ha Long Bay 127 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Deep Water and other styles

Long/Lat: 106.899576, 20.824061

Description:

Areas listed in order of approximate distance to Cat Ba Town.

Ethic:

Even stainless bolts tend to only last a few years before rusting out. All efforts should be made to rebolt old routes (and equip new ones) with the best possible technology (titanium bolts glued in with Hilti RE-500). Send Lee an email with regards to sourcing titanium bolts. upskillclimbing AT gmail DOT com.

1.16.2. Ninh Binh 0 routes in Crag

1.16.3. Cat Ba Island 65 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 107.036203, 20.806176

Description:

Climbing on the mainland of Cat Ba Island. Routes in the bay are included in the Ha Long Bay node.

1.17. Brunei 0 routes in Region

1.17.1. Bandar Seri Begawan 0 routes in Crag

1.18. Bhutan 0 routes in Region

1.18.1. Thimphu 0 routes in Crag

1.19. India 318 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 78.389972, 22.155693

1.19.1. New Delhi 0 routes in Crag

1.19.2. Thurhalli 0 routes in Crag

1.19.3. Savandurga 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.19.4. Hemkunt Sahib 0 routes in Crag

1.19.5. Valley of Flowers 0 routes in Crag

1.19.6. Hampi 224 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 76.456279, 15.347562

Unique Features And Strengths:

Endless granite boulders set within a beautiful landscape

Description:

Hampi is located in northern Karnataka is a World Heritage and is home to the most beautiful and evocative ruins in Karnataka. The town and bouldering is located within the ruins of the Vijayanagar kingdom and as such has a number of popular ruins which draw in travellers from around the world. In terms of climbing; granite boulders as far as the eyes can see.

The landscape is spread over about 300 square kilometers, with large and small granite boulders scattered in every direction. The abundance of rock and the cheap and easy going lifestyle has made Hampi the mecca for climbing in India.

Currently there are two guidebooks available for the area. One being "Climbing guide book of Hampi and Badami" written by Rohit Chauhan and published in 2008, it contains 250 described problems as well as 60 routes of nearby Badami. This book is now slightly outdated but has enough to get you started. The other more recent book being "Golden Boulders" written by Gerald Krug & Christiane Hupe and published in November 2013. This is the most up-to-date book with over 1000 problems and includes areas outside of the Hampi Island.

The climbing season runs from September till April, with May thru August getting far more rain which can make getting across the river a slight issue. However, the rock dries very fast so its still possible to climb outside this time. The peak season starts around mid october and ends around the end of January, during this time prices are a bit higher (but still super cheap) and there are alot more climbers and tourists in the area.

The potential for bouldering in Hampi is endless, with many square kilometers of boulders still to be explored and developed.

Access Issues:

At present all areas on Hampi Island and on the North side of the river have no access issues. There may be some issues climbing in some of the areas on the south side of the river around Hampi Bazaar. It'd be best to check with local climbers or read up about it before bouldering on the south side.

1.19.7. Basavana Pura 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder, Unknown and Alpine

1.19.8. Badami 74 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 75.681238, 15.920901

Unique Features And Strengths:

Amazing super solid, fine grained red sandstone

Description:

Badami's red sandstone cliffs are popular amongst local and international climbers. The area has over 100 bolted routes with the majority of development having been done during the Petzl RocTrip. Badami is home to some amazing sport climbing as well as bouldering.

Access Issues:

Based on the guidebook, "Climbing guidebook of Hampi and Badami", climbing is no longer allowed on the Hermit wall and the Museum area. Talk to local climbers for more info.

1.19.9. Tons Valley Bouldering 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

1.19.10. Manali 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

1.20. Pakistan 0 routes in Region

1.20.1. Islamabad 0 routes in Region

1.21. Bangladesh 0 routes in Region

1.21.1. Dhaka 0 routes in Crag

1.22. Sri Lanka 0 routes in Region

1.22.1. Colombo 0 routes in Crag

1.23. Nepal 1 route in Region

Summary:
All Alpine

Long/Lat: 84.388394, 28.084308

1.23.1. Kathmandu 1 route in Crag

Summary:

1.24. Afghanistan 2 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: 65.833558, 31.652282

1.24.1. Kabul 1 route in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

1.24.2. Kandahar Province 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 65.852593, 31.639341

1.25. Kazakhstan 0 routes in Region

1.25.1. Astana 0 routes in Crag

1.26. Uzbekistan 0 routes in Region

1.26.1. Tashkent 0 routes in Crag

1.27. Turkmenistan 0 routes in Region

1.27.1. Ashgabat 0 routes in Crag

1.28. Kyrgyzstan 10 routes in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 74.581959, 41.434927

1.28.1. Bishkek 10 routes in Region

Summary:

1.29. Tajikistan 0 routes in Region

1.29.1. Dushanbe 0 routes in Crag