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The Cave

  • Grade context: FR
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 260
  • Aka: Buddha Cave

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Summary

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, Slingswing and after heavy rain possibly Breakout.

There has been a high line set between large stalactite and stalagmite. Own equipment is need for set up.

Access issues

This is government land but access is through private property, small fee is required on exit (10.000 VND as of 11/2016). Approach is challenging when wet, but it's a great crag for a rainy day and thus worth it.

Approach

5 minutes hike up a 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 show your respect and only climb in designated areas.

History

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Bolted by team from Asia Outdoors in 2014/2015 and Cat Ba Climbing 2016.

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FA was only on slings. Juggy fun! New glue anchors for safe cleaning 18/11/16

FA: Luca De Giorgi, 2015

Spotting recommended for the technical start on the right side of the large white tufa at cave's left.

FA: Vu Ngyuen, 2015

Nice warmup. 6 bolts, 1 sling.

FA: Vu Nguyen, 2015

Awesome limestone tufa climbing after a pocketed face. Good fun.

FA: Brian Sexauer, 2014

Gently overhung face climbing leads to a tricky sequence. Commit to the tufa and the rest is easy. Stay only on the face for a 7b/7c variation.

FA: Ross Lesslie, 2015

Named for its toothy mouth like pocket. Nice climb with strong moves on good holds Expansion bolts set by Asia Outdoors, glue bolts set by Cat Ba Climbing. (First joint project)

FA: Jeremy Johns, 17 Nov 2016

Can be reachy.

FA: Chris Johnson, 2015

Easy face climbing wraps around to the outside of the cave. Some tiny crimps directly up to the anchor make it tough, though most stay a bit to the right in a layback crack.

FA: Vu Nguyen, 2015

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