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Bin Chuan

  • Grades: US
  • Photos: 4
  • Aka: 宾川

Description

This is an overhanging limestone crag that was the first to get any development in Dali in 2006. Again, the majority of the routes here were not bolted by ClimbDali’s team, and lower standards were used. There are currently 8 routes, though one of them is an unclimbed project and the other one is rarely climbed. Given also the absence of nearby accommodation, it is best experienced as a day trip.

The climbing is located within a Buddhist temple complex, and makes for an interesting cultural visit as well as a cool place for climbing. There is a stone stairway that leads from the parking lot all the way to the hanging temple that you can see from the ground. The bolted crag is located about halfway up (10 minute walk). The belay area is paved in concrete and there is a massive banyan tree that provides shade. Locals visiting the temple will often stop to gape at climbers, which is an interesting experience.

Vist ClimbDali.com for more information and stop by ClimbDali's shop in the Old Town for the complete guidebook and more information.

Routes

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This route is rarely climbed. See name of route for reason.

FA: Ma Yun

Be careful clipping the second bolt.

FA: Dao Hen

Climb only to the first anchor. Not sure about the second one above.

FA: Ma Yun

Classic route!

FA: Fang Qiang

This route was originally graded 5.11a but you will see from the last move that this is clearly not the case.

FA: Ma Yun

Climb the tufa straight up to the anchor.

FA: Ma Yun

Last move to the anchor is basically impossible. Otherwise, the climb is probably 5.11-. Feel free to try it and clip the anchor on the right instead.

Overhanging and sustained. Soft for the grade.

FFA: Adam

FA: Simon

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