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Description:

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)

Route History:

There is no known route history.

Location:  

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

Route Grade Citations

7c+ Principal
7c+ to 8a Alban

Route quality

Route quality

Lead Styles

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