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1. Vietnam 219 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 106.539770, 16.561218

1.1. Ha Long Bay 127 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Deep Water and other styles

Long/Lat: 107.165103, 20.841706

Description:

Areas listed in order of approximate distance to Cat Ba Town.

Ethic:

Even stainless bolts tend to only last a few years before rusting out. All efforts should be made to rebolt old routes (and equip new ones) with the best possible technology (titanium bolts glued in with Hilti RE-500). Send Lee an email with regards to sourcing titanium bolts. upskillclimbing AT gmail DOT com.

1.1.1. Moody's Beach 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 107.062488, 20.757367

Description:

Routes listed L to R.

1.1.2. Offenheimer's Creation 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 107.064353, 20.760599

Description:

Routes listed L to R.

1.1.3. Slo Pony Wall 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 107.062975, 20.760636

Description:

Routes listed L to R.

1.1.4. Pirate's Belly 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 107.061444, 20.760174

Description:

Routes listed L to R.

1.1.5. Temple Amphitheatre 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 107.064602, 20.775807

1.1.6. Hawaii 5-0 Wall 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Deep Water

Long/Lat: 107.066215, 20.756875

1.1.7. Three Brothers 8 routes in Area

Summary:
All Deep Water

Long/Lat: 107.075860, 20.776836

1.1.8. Jellyfish Wall 0 routes in Area

Unique Features And Strengths:

Deep Water Solo

1.1.9. Stingray Wall 0 routes in Area

Unique Features And Strengths:

Deep Water Solo

1.1.10. Fisherman's Way 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Deep Water

Long/Lat: 107.128377, 20.754650

1.1.11. Polish Pillar 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Deep Water and Unknown

Long/Lat: 107.109556, 20.792397

1.1.12. Le Mekong 1947 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Deep Water

1.1.13. Unemployment Wall 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Deep Water

Long/Lat: 107.110050, 20.791605

1.1.14. Jules Verne 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.15. Hang Ca Cave 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Deep Water

1.1.16. The Face 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 107.135015, 20.771911

1.1.17. Saigon Wall 2 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 107.112949, 20.801432

Description:

Area opened by Todd Skinner and Lynn Hill back in the day.

1.1.18. Taxi Girl (Closed) 8 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 107.122185, 20.816279

Description:

DO NOT CLIMB. Off limits due to new tourist construction. A shame as there's about 8 routes here and they're good.

1.1.19. Turtle Cave 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Deep Water

Long/Lat: 107.134329, 20.802132

1.1.20. Chopstick Island 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.21. Luy Tam Biet 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 107.018722, 20.900087

Description:

OLD AREA - BEWARE BAD BOLTS

1.1.22. Cerro Torre 13 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 107.151323, 20.902943

Description:

OLD AREA - BEWARE BAD BOLTS

1.1.23. Laughing Dog Wall 22 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
Description:

OLD AREA - BEWARE BAD BOLTS

At least two of the routes have been rebolted by SloPony.

1.1.24. La Plage des Pirates 15 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 107.296709, 20.874960

Description:

OLD AREA - BEWARE BAD BOLTS!

1.2. Ninh Binh 0 routes in Crag

1.3. Cat Ba Island 87 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 107.036203, 20.806176

Description:

Climbing on the mainland of Cat Ba Island. Routes in the bay are included in the Ha Long Bay node.

1.3.1. Butterfly Valley (Lien Minh) 57 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 106.995272, 20.771072

Description:
  • Visit Asia Outdoors in Cat Ba for an access pass. It's cheap and ensures climbing is allowed to continue here.
  • Routes listed L to R.

1.3.2. Ben Beo Harbour 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 107.058523, 20.732890

Unique Features And Strengths:

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

Description:

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

Approach:

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.

History:

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

1.3.3. Hidden Valley / The Farm 16 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 107.055683, 20.734412

Unique Features And Strengths:

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:

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

1.3.4. The Cave 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 107.044661, 20.735788

Unique Features And Strengths:

Houses a shrine as well as protected wildlife (owls).

Description:

Tucked in the residential area of Cat Ba Town, this little cave is home to some cool climbs with potential for more! Stays dry all the time, with the exception of Sheltered Nook.

Access Issues:

This is government land but access is through private owner and a small fee is required (20,000 VND as of 2/2016). Approach is challenging when wet, but is a great rainy day crag.

Approach:

5 min hike up steep hill. Challenging during/after rain -- consider solid footwear!

Where To Stay:

Cat Ba Town

Ethic:

There is a Buddhist meditation area in the cave, please respect and only climb in designated areas.

History:

Bolted by team from Asia Outdoors in 2014/2015.

1.4. Danang Marble Mountain 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Top Rope and Sport

Long/Lat: 108.264253, 16.003906

Description:

Couple of routes in Marble Mountains in Danang, Central Vietnam, developed by Phat Tire Ventures. All routes are next to Linh Ung Pagoda.

Approach:

Public transport is available, though the easiest is to rent a bike or bicycle. The entrance fee was 15000d. For lazy ones there is also elevator available for 70000d