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Located in the sleepy harbor town of Ben Beo overlooking the harbor.


A beautiful limestone face with a burly overhang near the top.


A 20 minute walk or 3 minute (10,000 VND) xe om (motorcycle taxi) ride from Cat Ba Town takes you to Ben Beo Harbor. Look left from the harbor gates towards a tan hotel and a cliff next to it. Each climber is required to pay a small access fee to the local owners

Where to stay

Cat Ba Town.


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Bolted by Asia Outdoors (formerly SloPony) team between 2008 and 2015.


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Diverse climbing with multiple cruxes.

FA: Erik Ferjentsik, 2008

7c+ Moc Day Truoc Sport 20m, 9

Tough start (consider stick-clipping). Then comes the hard stuff.

FA: Vu Nguyen, 2015

7b *** Animal Sport 20m, 12

Small holds lead to a great rest in a cave. Then the tough stuff begins.

FA: Erik Ferjentsik, 2008

7c+ Misanthrope Sport 20m, 11

A paucity of small holds leads to a nice rest, though well before the cruxy dynamic roof!

FA: Erik Ferjentsik, 2008

7b ** Big Brown B-Hole Sport 19m, 10

Crux passing the third bolt, as well as through the roof. Climbing to the lower anchors goes at 6b+.

FA: Erik Ferjentsik, 2008

7c Who is Margaret Thatcher? Sport 20m, 12

6a+ climbing to the lower anchors before a powerful roof.

FA: Erik Ferjentsik, 2009

6c+ Hai Trai Dao Sport 21m, 9

Furthest right route. Begin on a sharp slab and work towards a rest before a powerful roof.

FA: Ross Lesslie, 2015


Check out what is happening in Ben Beo Harbour.