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This route was named based on a 16th century novel in china- Journey to the West, a main charater called Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King. In the novel, he is a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India. And the name "Sun" was changed to "Soon" as suggested by a pioneer Penang climber to appreciate Soon’s efforts who have contributed, setup and bolted the additional new routes in Jesselton’s wall and included the hardest and the first ever 8a grade route(arguable) in Penang. FA – Soon, Penang, 18 May 2013 (Remarks : For Png climber : 8a with limited hand&foot hold access which marked in white color paint Newly bolted by Soon on 13 April 2013)

Ethic: inherited from Jesselton Park Penang

We just need climbers to keep the area clean, respect the environment & practice safe climbing. A happy & rewarding climbing trip is what we want to achieve at the end of the day. CLIMB ON & HAVE FUN!! Note : Do let us know if any missing bolts or anchors as theft has happened at the area before. You may pm Penang Climbers Facebook page. Thanks!


Route History:

There is no known route history.


Located in Jesselton Park Penang approx:
Lat/Long: 5.422547,100.294845

Route Grade Citations

7c+ to 8a Community registered grade
7c+ to 8a Alban

Route quality

Route quality

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Check out what is happening on "Soon" Wu Kong / Monkey God ( Wall Section 2 ) (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). If you just want to see beta then click on view ascents with beta.