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Table of contents

1. Butterfly Valley (Lien Minh) 54 routes in Area

Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 106.995272, 20.771072

  • Visit SloPony in Cat Ba for an access pass. It's cheap and ensures climbing is allowed to continue here.
  • Routes listed L to R.
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Intrigues 6a+ Sport 22m
2 Dublin Mudslide 6a Sport 20m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
3 * The Grass Is Always Greener 6b+ Sport
4 Year of the Tiger 7c Sport
5 ** Thanks For The Memories 7b Sport 32m, 15
6 My Way or the Railway 8a Sport 13
7 *** My Way 7a Sport 9
8 Moustache Massage Man

The first pitch is 6b and the second is 7b

7b Sport 2
9 Vu Duyen 5b Sport 10m
10 * Fingerless Pho Man

Fairly easy climbing till the overhang. Follow the obvious crack to the anchor

6c+ Sport 20m
11 Chia Tay (Divide Hands) 7b Sport 20m
12 Brooklyn Buddah 7a Sport Project 17m
13 Dream Weaver 7c+ Unknown 22m
14 Chuyen Nui {AU} 14 Sport 18m
15 5 fun

FA: Erik Ferjentsik

{AU} 13 Sport 21m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
16 ** Roots Reggae {AU} 14 Sport 25m
17 * Bread and Butter {AU} 15 Sport 15m
18 * Brian's Project

bouldery start, relatively calm middle section and overhang just before the anchor to make it more fun!

6c+ Sport 20m
19 ** Very Tot {AU} FR:6b Sport 20m
20 * Miyagi Box Maker {AU} FR:7a+ Sport 20m
21 ** You Enjoy Myself {AU} FR:6b Sport 20m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
22 *** Prayer Of The Mantis {AU} FR:7b Sport 20m
23 A Dengue Ate My Davey {AU} 23 Sport 20m
24 Hippie Banana Tree Killer {AU} 26 Sport 24m
25 Passive Aggressive {AU} 25 Sport 18m
26 If Only I Could Be A Shrimp {AU} 25 Unknown 24m
27 * Cracker Jack {AU} 22 Sport 20m
28 ** Team Ling Ling {AU} 24 Unknown 27m
29 * Pappi's Paradise {AU} 23 Unknown 27m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
30 Enter The Dragon

FA: Erik Ferjentsik

{AU} 30 to 31 Unknown 35m
31 Horseless Samurai

FFA: Audrey Sniezek (onsight!), 2010

7c Sport 25m
32 ** Obama 101 7a+ Sport
33 *** Buffalo Love 7a+ Sport 15
34 Up Syndrome 7a Sport 13
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
35 * Where the Wild Things Aren't 6a+ Sport
36 * 50/50 7a Sport 10
37 *** Elephant Man 6c Sport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
38 Roman's Karmic Curse

Just left of Monarch.

FFA: Steve Bradshaw, 2011

8a+ Sport Project
39 Bolts 'R' us 6c+ Sport
40 *** Monarch 7c+ Sport 27m, 12
41 Hunting Double Rainbows 7a Sport 22m, 11
42 * The Feeling of Freedom 6b Sport 22m, 11
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
43 ** Freakonomics {AU} 24 Sport 27m
44 ** Muhammad Ali 7b Sport 20m
45 * Rome to Hanoi express {AU} 16 Sport 18m
46 Argentina's delight {AU} 20 Sport 27m
47 Place your nuts right

10m extension pitch on top of AD.

6b+ Sport 37m
48 ** Flight of the Bumble Bee {AU} FR:7c Unknown 27m
49 ** Mother Butterfly {AU} 18 Sport 27m
50 ** Windchime of the ants {AU} 24 Sport 27m
51 Butterfly Effect 8a Sport 15m
52 Firefly

FFA: Andrew Christensen, 2009

{US} 5.11 Trad
53 Love for Breakfast LHV 6c Sport 15m
54 Love for Breakfast RHV 6c Sport 25m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
13 5 fun Sport 21m
14 Chuyen Nui Sport 18m
** Roots Reggae Sport 25m
15 * Bread and Butter Sport 15m
16 * Rome to Hanoi express Sport 18m
5b Vu Duyen Sport 10m
18 ** Mother Butterfly Sport 27m
6a Dublin Mudslide Sport 20m
6a+ Intrigues Sport 22m
* Where the Wild Things Aren't Sport
6b * The Feeling of Freedom Sport 22m, 11
** Very Tot Sport 20m
** You Enjoy Myself Sport 20m
20 Argentina's delight Sport 27m
6b+ Place your nuts right Sport 37m
* The Grass Is Always Greener Sport
6c *** Elephant Man Sport
Love for Breakfast LHV Sport 15m
Love for Breakfast RHV Sport 25m
22 * Cracker Jack Sport 20m
6c+ Bolts 'R' us Sport
* Brian's Project Sport 20m
* Fingerless Pho Man Sport 20m
5.11 Firefly Trad
23 A Dengue Ate My Davey Sport 20m
* Pappi's Paradise Unknown 27m
7a * 50/50 Sport 10
Brooklyn Buddah Sport Project 17m
Hunting Double Rainbows Sport 22m, 11
*** My Way Sport 9
Up Syndrome Sport 13
24 ** Freakonomics Sport 27m
** Team Ling Ling Unknown 27m
** Windchime of the ants Sport 27m
7a+ *** Buffalo Love Sport 15
* Miyagi Box Maker Sport 20m
** Obama 101 Sport
25 If Only I Could Be A Shrimp Unknown 24m
Passive Aggressive Sport 18m
7b Chia Tay (Divide Hands) Sport 20m
Moustache Massage Man Sport 2
** Muhammad Ali Sport 20m
*** Prayer Of The Mantis Sport 20m
** Thanks For The Memories Sport 32m, 15
26 Hippie Banana Tree Killer Sport 24m
7c ** Flight of the Bumble Bee Unknown 27m
Horseless Samurai Sport 25m
Year of the Tiger Sport
7c+ Dream Weaver Unknown 22m
*** Monarch Sport 27m, 12
8a Butterfly Effect Sport 15m
My Way or the Railway Sport 13
8a+ Roman's Karmic Curse Sport Project
30 to 31 Enter The Dragon Unknown 35m