Treasure Cave

  • Grade context: US
  • Photos: 3
  • Ascents: 139
  • Aka: 穿岩藏球



Access issues inherited from Square Mountain

The area is managed by Yangshuo Base Camp, whom operate a zip-line in Treasure Cave. Please be respectful.


(Coming from West Street) Head over to the main intersection. The Vienna International Hotel should be on your left, and on the upper right a large ball thing that is quite colourful.

Go straight at the intersection. Keep driving past butterfly cave, and Worker's Bridge. This can be easily identified by the number of tourists taking pictures. Keep going, then turn right onto Chuan Yan Road.

Cross the flat bridge (can flood easily during monsoon season be careful) and eventually you will see a yellow arch. Turn left of the arch. Keep following the road until you can actually make a left turn, as some roads are driveways.

You will emerge into a concrete road with trees arching above you. Stay on this road, which will turn into gravel then concrete again. There is a gravel road that will emerge on the left, ignore this. The road will soon fork into a "Y", turn left here and follow the road down.

As you continue on this road you will come across a small building with a sign saying something similar to serenity retreat. Turn right here and keep following the road, then dirt road. Walking approach is easily identified from here.

The first large cave you enter, easily visible from far below. Yangshuo Base Camp operate a zip-line here and in fact manage the whole area, giving free access to climbers. Please be respectful.

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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Steep corner with a tougher finish.

Set by andrew

FA: Valentine Laubriet, 2015

Extension to Surprise Attack. Follow a long tough tufa system, passed an easy slab, for quite a "trad" finish.

Set by andrew

FA: Valentine Laubriet, 2015

FA: Morgan Heater, 2003

FA: Morgan Heater, 2003

FA: Morgan Heater, 2003

This climb is located immediately left from “Where’s My Tyrolean”. Nice face climbing leads to steep climbing through stalactites.

FA: 2003

Sharp holds lead to a nice stalactite.

Up 'Windswept' to large ledge, traverse left, then up tufa/stalactite past fixed sling to anchor.

FA: 2002

Super sharp holds leads to slopers, then steep climbing, then up through a horrible stalactite to the anchor. Excellent climb.

FA: 2010

Nice, easier face climb.

FA: Geordie Yip, Ron Yue & Keith Noyes, 2002

FA: 2002

FA: 2002

Warning Rock: Wet

Awesome climb. Overhung on big holds. Take care of your rope position near some sharp edges.

FA: Keith Noyes, Morgan & Yingren, 2002

Immediatly right of Sai Yan. Varied climbing of consistent difficulty. Given 6a+ in 2011 guidebook, but likely several grades harder. Unusual marbled rounded holds up high.

FA: 2002

FA: Simon Lü, 2002

Technical off vertical wall climbing.

FA: Keith Noyes, Morgan & Yingren, 2002


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