Twin Gates

  • Grades: US
  • Photos: 7
  • Ascents: 260
  • Aka: 同门山


Twin Gate incorporates Twin Gate Mountain, Twin Gate Mountain South Face and Twin Gate Mountain Western Tower. Twin Gate Mountain is the main climbing area offering excellent routes in a beautiful location amongst rice fields. The main crag is shaded in the afternoon and the river located nearby is a nice place to swim during the warmer months.


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Grade Route
1 5.10a
2 5.8

Starts around left from Beautiful Shadow, past the hole back into the the main cave.

1 5.10a
2 5.10a

Starts around left of Beautiful Shadow. Up the right wall of the hole through to the main cave.

Starts left of the two caves with tables. A techy crux low leads to some powerful moves higher up.

split left off second bolt of blood into a balancy and crumbly dihedral, fingery moves up ...interesting rock.

FA: Andrew Hedesh, May 2012

Left line on the pillar between the two caves with tables. The bulging crack of the second pitch is easily visible above the anchor.

1 5.11b
2 5.11a

From the back of the cave to lower off midway to the front.

Set 2004

Right wall of the right cave, through the tufa/stalactites and then up to join Big Plane.

Set 2004

There is also one anchor before the overhang.

FA: Ken McMahon & Karen MacMahon, 1998

FA: Xi Tang & Paul Collis, 2003

Technical climbing to the right of DPG.

1 5.10b
2 5.10b

1st Pitch: 5.10b, 10 bolts 2nd Pitch: 5.10b

From belay of Xin Jiang Black head up and right instead of up and left.

FA: Josh Latila & Andrew Hedesh, 2010

Cruxy start geting onto the wall, then traversing right into the corner. Technical climbing on good rock.

FA: Ken & Karen McMahon, 1998

Bottom half is run out. A few wires might help.

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