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Big Gun Wall

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 46
  • Aka: 大枪

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Description

Big Gun Wall offers quality climbing at intermediate grades. Most people think all the routes are one grade sandbagged so we decided to leave the grades as is and know it is a hard graded crag.

Routes 2 through 5 all start and belay off a 2m square ledge. recommended not to have more than 4 people at this crag because of it.

Also, around 2014 a housing foundation was dug very near the base of this crag. although it has not affected the climbing, access and hangout areas are not as they used to be.

Access issues inherited from Yangshuo

Be aware: about 60% of the climbing occurs in a "scenic tourist park". As long as you travel by motorbike or bicycle the 100rmb entrance fee is not required. You will learn about this in the first few days in Yangshuo. It doesn't really concern climbers, but is pertinent info...especially when considering a taxi during inclement weather.

All of the land belongs to the Chinese government and has been appropriated to respective farming villages. Each crag and it's access is then controlled by either the village collectively or a specific person, so technically we as climbers are trespassing 95% of the time in China. However, most villagers welcome climbing and do not present any problems. On the contrary, certain crags have historically had issues. If there is signage at any crag asking for small donations (1-5rmb for vehicle parking), please be willing to pay. This money goes directly to the local villager whose land we are using and supports the local associations' agreement with the villagers. The money is minimal and the result has been very beneficial to resolving any issues. Thank You.

Ethic inherited from Yangshuo

Climbing in China is similar to Korea, whereas the most popular crags can get crowded during the busy seasons. its not uncommon to find ropes hanging on many routes that at the moment are not being used. Or for for certain areas to "feel" overused with lots of people hanging around, with music, and lots of good vibes. Please wear a smile, be patient, make conversation and be polite. If there are any safety issues, speak up...the chinese, and hopefully all climbers, welcome professional instruction.

New routing is acceptable. Please please do not squeeze routes in-between others, nor hap-hazardly add routes. The overall climbing experience of the chinese community is at a novice level. It is very important to develop SAFE routes that are thoroughly cleaned. IF you have a question about adding an additional bolt...DO IT!! Also..It would be wise to find a local guru before developing and ask for some local tips. Thank You.

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Located around to the left of the main face. This run out route was used to access the anchors of the main face during development.

Set by Lizi/Paul.Q.

FA: Paul.Q

FFA: Paul.Q , Bolted by LinYun/Paul.Q.

An interesting roof leads to some delicate face climbing.

FFA: Paul.Q , Bolted by ZongYong/Paul.Q.

FFA: Paul.Q. Bolted by Wuyi/Paul.Q.

FFA: Paul.Q. Bolted by LuochunHua/Paul.Q.

FFA: Paul.Q. Bolted by LuochunHua/Paul.Q.

FFA: Paul.Q. Bolted by LuochunHua/Paul.Q.

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