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Rock climbing in Yangshuo

Yangshuo has over 300 climbing routes ranging in difficulty from 5.6 to 5.13. There is a lively climbing scene in town, so experienced climbers will have no problem finding a partner, just ask in the climbing places and they should know other climbing travelers you can hook up with. For beginners and climbers traveling without their own equipment several climbing companies offer equipment rental, one/multi-day trips and places to hang out chatting about potential routes or to find a partner. The "Yangshuo Climbing Guide," a guidebook showing route topos, grades, etc. can be purchased from any of the climbing companies.

There are three climbing shops on Xianqian Road, the first cross street off West Street as you come up from the river. Spiderman has a conspicuous sign. The other two places, Karst Cafe and Chinaclimb are across the street. o Two more climbing shops are on Guihua Road, Xclimber and Blackrock (a right turn then a left turn before the start of West Street).