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Hữu Lũng

  • Grade context: FR
  • Photos: 87
  • Ascents: 5,027
  • Aka: Yên Thịnh Valley

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Summary

Remote karst valley located at the footstep of the Northeast Mountain range, the Đông Bắc, 100km from Hanoi in rural and traditional area.

Description

Quality sport routes dispatched on 13 crags within a radius of 5km. Most represented grades are in a solid 6b-7c range. Assorted limestone climbing including tufas, huecos, slopers and others delicacies on vertical and steep profiles. All equipped in Inox 316.

Access issues

Most of the cliffs are located in private orchards. Be careful of crops, especially custard apple trees. Most landlords might ask for access fees, usually VND 20,000-25,000

Approach

About 2 hours from Hanoi by motorbike or private car. By public bus, about 4 hours: go to Gia Lam station to go to Lang Son. Get down at Yen Vuong to get a taxi to Yen Thinh commune. This requires Vietnamese communication skills as no one speaks English.

Where to stay

Mão's Homestay and Duc's bungalows, located from 1 to 5km from the crags, have been the main climbers' meeting point. They are community-based projects created and funded by VietClimb in 2018 and 2020.

Ethic

All local access with orchards' owners, Commune, District and Province authorities arranged by VietClimb. Contact them to inquire about the latest updates and get a briefing.

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Discovered, developed and bolted by VietClimb.

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Author(s): Luca De Giorgi & Gavi Piper

Date: 2023

ISBN: 9781727545128

A comprehensive country-wide climbing guidebook describing the sport climbing, Deep Water Soloing (DWS), Trad, and bouldering found in Vietnam, including Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island, Huu Lung, Quoc Oai near Hanoi, and Mai Chau.

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