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Chockstone Forum - Crag & Route Beta

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has anyone climbed Ha Long bay in the past few yrs
travelguy
3/12/2009
11:54:03 AM
I plan to go to Ha Long bay with a climbing partner. Is it easy to find routes without hiring the local guides (slopony)?

How many good sport routes are there (not including bouldering or DWS)? are there many good routes away from Cat Ba?

thanks for any info
J.C.
3/12/2009
3:23:38 PM
was there in 03 but seems that a lot has changed since then... im sure Neil Monteith posted a bunch of stuff on here a while back (the search btn is your friend) & there may have even been an article in Crux about it?

nmonteith
3/12/2009
4:55:05 PM
On 3/12/2009 travelguy wrote:
>I plan to go to Ha Long bay with a climbing partner. Is it easy to find
>routes without hiring the local guides (slopony)?

Not really. You don't have to be 'guided' by them - just pop in and ask for directions. They'll be happy to give you the beta. The main crag (Butterfly Wall) on on semi-private land so it's best not to just rock up un-announced. It's a communist country and land 'ownership' it a contentious concept. There have been access problems this year - it was closed for several months.

>How many good sport routes are there (not including bouldering or DWS)?
>are there many good routes away from Cat Ba?

About 30 or so good routes on Cat Ba itself - then a handful (20?) or climbale un-rusting routes out on the islands.

Do a search for 'vietnam' on these forums and you'll find more info

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