Topo #355

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3 * The Grass Is Always Greener

Pumpy start, then a nice rest before a technical face.

6b Sport 23m, 13 Unlink route
4 Year of the Tiger

Crimpy!

7c Sport 26m, 12 Unlink route
5 ** Thanks For The Memories

Start just left of the large tufa and go way up a ledgey face until a tough overhanging crack.

7b Sport 31m, 15 Unlink route
7 *** My Way

Consider a stickclip for the first bolt not to fall into the cave below!

7a+ Sport 18m, 9 Unlink route
6 ...Or the Railway

The 10m extension to My Way up two overhung fingercracks.

8a Sport 10m, 13 Unlink route
8 Moustache Massage Man

Crimpy start into a ledgey climb. Extends into Cung-Duoc-Day (7b) for another 17m with some bouldery moves.

7b Sport 2 16 Unlink route
9 Vu Duyen

Nice warmup.

5c Sport 8m, 7 Unlink route
10 Fingerless Pho Man

Fairly easy climbing until the overhang. Follow the obvious crack to the anchor. Can be a bit dirty after rainy season.

6c+ Sport 20m, 10 Unlink route
11 Chia Tay (Divide Hands)

Shares the start and anchors with Fingerless Pho Man and branches off right onto the face before the overhung crack.

7a+ Sport 20m, 12 Unlink route
12 Brooklyn Buddah

Relatively easy climbing until a leaning dihedral crack with a crux near the end. May be easier for taller climbers.

7a Sport Project 18m, 10 Unlink route
13 Dream Weaver

Clip the first bolt from the boulder above to avoid a fall into the cave below. Start in the cave on two knobby white tufas.

7c+ Unknown 22m, 18 Unlink route
14 Chuyen Nui

Nice warmup. Shares the start with 5 Fun, then branches left towards the cave.

5a Sport 20m, 10 Unlink route
15 5 Fun

Nice warmup. Shares the start with Chuyen Nui and then branches right onto the slab.

5a Sport 22m, 9 Unlink route

Topo #349

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16 ** Roots Reggae

UPDATE 29.2.16: The 1st bolt is loose, though the remainder of the route is climbable. Check in with Asia Outdoors in Cat Ba for current route conditions. Consider back-cleaning the first few bolts to avoid rope drag. A really fun climb up nice holds and tree roots! Can be extended another 6m and 3 bolts to a higher anchor.

4+ Sport 2 13 Unlink route
17 Bread and Butter

9 bolts, 1 sling. Consider backing up the sling, or extending some of the last bolts to avoid rope drag. Some tricky moves getting through the dihedral at the start, but fun climbing afterwards!

5c Sport 23m, 9 Unlink route

Topo #350

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18 ** Brian's"Closed" Project

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

6c+ Sport 22m, 13 Unlink route
19 ** Very Tot

Tricky overhang start leads to awesome climbing and a huge tufa.

6b+ Sport 21m, 11 Unlink route
20 ** Miyagi Box Maker

Bouldery start, consider stick-clipping the first bolt. A couple cruxes.

6c+ Sport 20m, 12 Unlink route
21 ** You Enjoy Myself

Crux is getting out of the dihedral and over the lip.

6b Sport 20m, 11 Unlink route

Topo #351

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22 *** Prayer Of The Mantis

Consider stick-clipping the first bolt. Following the bolt line is the direct route, though many take an alternate start a bit to the left and closer to You Enjoy Myself. Stay on the arete and avoid coming out right onto the face for the true line!

7b Sport 20m, 11 Unlink route
23 A Dengue Ate My Davey

Traverse the face on pockets to a slopey ledge. The direct line goes straight up the roof, though some feel this is contrived and opt to traverse left up the ledge and direct to the anchors.

6c+ Sport 19m, 10 Unlink route
24 Hippie Banana Tree Killer

Crazy overhang with bouldery moves.

7b+ Sport 25m, 13 Unlink route
25 Passive Aggressive

Big overhang on large pockets and then pumpy face climbing.

7b+ Sport 21m, 11 Unlink route
26 If Only I Could Be A Shrimp

Powerful roof climbing into a tricky face.

7b Unknown 25m, 13 Unlink route
27 ** Cracker Jack

Pumpy jug climbing with a few good rests and a few cruxes.

6c Sport 21m, 12 Unlink route
28 ** Team Ling Ling

Shares the start with Pappi's Paradise and branches up and left at the second (smaller) roof.

7a+ Sport 28m, 14 Unlink route
29 * Pappi's Paradise

Shares the start with Team Ling Ling, and branches right at the second (smaller) roof. Enjoy the subsequent sloepy tufa face climb!

7a Sport 28m, 14 Unlink route
31 Enter The Dragon

Shares the start with Little Dragon in the dragon's mouth cave. Exit the cave and head up and right onto its teeth and face. Professional belay recommended. Tie a know in the end of your rope.

8a+ Sport 35m, 14 Unlink route
30 Little Dragon

Start shared with Enter the Dragon but heads straight up the giant mushroom-tufa after exiting the cave. Tie a knot in the end of your rope!

7c Sport 35m, 15 Unlink route

Topo #352

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31 Enter The Dragon

Shares the start with Little Dragon in the dragon's mouth cave. Exit the cave and head up and right onto its teeth and face. Professional belay recommended. Tie a know in the end of your rope.

8a+ Sport 35m, 14 Unlink route
32 Horseless Samurai

Overhangs and tufas and cracks. Have fun!

7c+ Sport 27m, 15 Unlink route
33 ** Obama 101

Cracks and tufas. Crux at third bolt. Careful belay recommended.

7a Sport 20m, 12 Unlink route
34 *** Buffalo Love

Dihedral crack to roof to slab. Bit of everything! Watch out for the boulder at the start (spot, crashpad, or start on top of it) or consider princess clipping the first bolt! Back-clean afterwards to avoid rope drag and help out your belayer.

7a+ Sport 26m, 15 Unlink route
35 Up Syndrome

Crimpy tufas to a nice rest, then tackle the slopey ledge for the crux.

7a Sport 20m, 13 Unlink route

Topo #353

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36 * Where the Wild Things Aren't

Fun tufa climbing. Can be dirty near the top.

6a Sport 24m, 10 Unlink route
37 * 50/50

Sketchy moves going past the first two bolts with a crux just below the anchor.

6c Sport 20m, 10 Unlink route
38 *** Elephant Man

Classic! Enjoy pockets and cracks all along the face.

6b+ Sport 20m, 10 Unlink route

Topo #531

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41 *** Monarch

Begins with an easy crack then changes dramatically into a sustained crux to the anchors.

7c+ Sport 25m, 13 Unlink route
39 Roman's Karmic Curse

Small holds requiring enduring power.

8a+ Sport 17m, 10 Unlink route

Topo #354

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44 ** Freakonomics

Diverse climbing with several cruxes and overhangs.

7b Sport 27m, 13 Unlink route
45 ** Muhammad Ali

Pockets to slab to overhang with some nice rests. Top is technical and makes the grade and necessitates a careful belay.

7b Sport 22m, 12 Unlink route
46 * Rome to Hanoi express

Lots of pockets and cracks to some ledges which can be tricky!

6a Sport 19m, 9 Unlink route
47 Argentina's Delight

Easy arête climbing (shared start with Flight of the Bumblebee and Mother butterfly) leads to a crack on the left. May be extended into Place Your Nuts Right for another 12m, but requires an 80m rope or two rappels.

6b Sport 29m, 13 Unlink route
49 ** Flight of the Bumble Bee

Shared start with Argentina's Delight and Mother Butterfly. Easy climbing at 6b/6c leads to the cruxy 2-3m before the anchors. Hope you like slopey pinches! Some argue these last moves are 7c.

7b+ Sport 28m, 13 Unlink route
50 ** Mother Butterfly

Shared start with Argentina's Delight and Flight of the Bumblebee. Branch right at the first opportunity and continue up the beautiful face. Don't forget to take a look out from the top!

6a+ Sport 29m, 13 Unlink route
52 ** Windchime of the Ants

Diverse climbing through resonant tufas onto stalactites and a nice face. May be dirty and/or flooded during/after the wet season.

7a Sport 28m, 13 Unlink route
54 Butterfly Effect

Short but powerful through and overhang.

8a Sport 12m, 10 Unlink route
55 Firefly
5.11 Trad Unlink route

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