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Summary

Dry in light rain, covered and shaded most to all day. Roof and over hangs Small bouldering cave Camping & open fires permitted. Toilet

Description

New climbing area owned and maintained by Cat Ba Climbing, with a range of styles of climbs from beginners routes to over hangs and roof climbs. Routes to suit all levels. Camping available.

Access issues

Access pass required to enter private land. Please purchase your access pass from Cat Ba Climbing office. (All proceeds go toward maintenance, bolting and local land owners)

Approach

5-10min walk over small ridge into Hidden Valley. (closed footwear suggested)

Where to stay

Cat Ba Town is the main area. The crag is easily accessible by scooter or on foot 5 or 15min respectively

History

View timeline of historical ascents

Some routes previously bolted by the Asia Outdoors crew (2013).

Routes

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Grade Route
1
7a+ ** Test Pilot Sport 8

Follow the small crack until it finishes at a knee bar size cave, crux at 2-3 bolt, dyno to good pocket. Stay on the over hanging wavey slab.

2
6b *** Srew You Sport 9

Named for it's mono signature crux move using the middle finger. Great range of different styles in this climb.

Set by Cat Ba Climbing

FA: Jonny Willis

3
6c ** House of Jugs Sport 6

Climb a steep wall with loads of jugs and knee bars to choose from, then an out stretched powerful move to come out of the roof with a tricky finish.

Set by Cat Ba Climbing

FA: Ryan Moore

4
7b+ ** Shampoo Effect Sport 8

Slab climbing to the roof, then follow the crack/flake before moving right. Get's harder and harder with each bolt.

5

Wormhole project, currently being bolted. Probably a 7c crux. Top anchor has been set.

6
4 No Problem Sport 3

Easy and short beginner route. Perfect for instructors to teach (lead) climbing. Mind your head when you reach for the anchor, wearing a helmet is advised. All bolts are glue-in bolts.

Set by Niels Tork, 2016

FFA: Niels Tork, 2016

FA: Niels Tork, 2016

7

Easy climbing to a tricky crux to pass the small roof. Then fun bridging between the two big stalactites.

8
7b ** Next Time Get It Sport 14

14 bolts. A hard move only a few meters up with good climbing to an intimidating overhang. Strenuous moves leftwards and out of the cave.

9

A nice climb with underclings and pockets, panaramic view during your rest on a tufa.

10
6b * Bozo Big Day Sport 10

Nice climb with loads of holes and pockets bringing you closer to crux: clipping the anchor.

11
6b * Thank You Sir Sport 10m, 10

Climb a layback flake to find the crux halfway through.

12
5b ** Ants In My Pants Sport 10m, 3

Good warm up. Short but fun and many good holds. Anchor with permanent draws.

13
5c+ ** Jail Bait Sport 4

Boulder style start (6a), with an easy finish knocking it down a grade. Spotting adviced. Anchor with permanent draws.

14
6a *** Ginger Bread Man Sport 7

Mantle up for the start and follow the crack to the top. Good opportunities to take rests. Probably the best 6a in the valley.

FA: Ryan Moore

Set by Cat Ba Climbing, 2016

15
4+ ** Zoom Zoom Zoom Sport 6

Very nice beginner climb, with lots of juggy holds and comfortable exposure. Leave a draw clipped or make sure the rope doesn't get caught when top roping.

FA: Nguyen Manh Dung (Mr Zoom)

Set by Cat Ba Climbing, 2016

16
7b ** An Com Sport 6

Slabby climb starting left, then going into a traverse before finishing on the right. One mandatory crux. Alternative start on the right makes it a 7a+.

FA: Alexandre Eggermont

Set by Cat Ba Climbing, 2016

17
5c+ Green Lungs Sport 5

Easy beginning with sustained moves through the crux area. Anchor made from one bolt in the rock and one rope with a metal ring (use both to go safe on two points).

FA: Morgan choq

Set by Cat Ba Climbing, 2016

18
5a ** Up Rooted Sport 5

A little sharp at the start. Move out of the bowl to a slab finish. Named after the tree that had to be sacrificed for the creation of this climb.

19
5c *** Pick Pocket Sport 4

Awesome climb that is only slightly overhanging. Work your way up to the flake where you will find great pockets. Easy top section after crux, with very comfortable anchor.

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