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Slideshow (53 photos)

Yangshuo (China) (map)
 

Information on climbing at Yangshuo, China

 

A couple of mini-guides to some of the climbing areas

 

Gweilos In China (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Country scenery (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Buffalo and woman crossing a dam on the way to Crag X (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Cow as seen on the way to Crag X (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Bunch of ducks on the back of a motorcycle (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Jim crossing the dam on the way back from Crag X (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Jim on mountain bike in Chinese countryside (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Jim on mountain bike in Chinese countryside (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Jim on mountain bike in Chinese countryside (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

On the way to the crag

 

Passing a small village on the way to the crag

 

Typical form of transportation

 

Restaurant where we ate breakfast (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Eric returning from a day of climbing

 

Returning from a day at the crag using local transportation (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Some crag, no routes! (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Little village on the way to Crag X (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

View of Yangshuo and surrounding countryside from Moon Hill

View of Yangshuo and surrounding countryside

 

Typical transport in the countryside of Yangshuo; a cross between a tractor, and ATV, and a pick-up. Note the exposed fly-wheel in the front.

  Banyan Tree
 

Unknown: High up on an unnamed Skinner route (5.11d)

 

Unknown: Close-up of Jim high up on an unnamed Skinner route (5.11d)

 

Big Banyan Park (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Unknown: Jim climbing a hard Skinner route (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Unknown: Jim climbing a hard Skinner route (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Hanging out at the base of Banyon Tree

  Crag X
 

Crag X

 

Crag X from a distance

 

Da Fe Ji: Jim pumping through the overhang (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Da Pi Gu: Eric at the belay after his second lead ever (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Xin Jiang Black: Jim on Xin Jiang Black (Copyright Eric Gregory)

Xin Jiang Black: Jim high on Crag X

 

Climbers on the way to Crag X

 

View from Crag X of the surrounding farms

  Moon Hill
 

Unknown: James leading the 5.10a next to the arch (easiest route at Moon Hill) (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Unknown: James trying something way too hard (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Unknown: Jim, lowering through the arch from the "easiest route at Moon Hill" (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Close up view of Moon Hill (Copyright Eric Gregory)

Moon Hill from a distance

 

Unknown: Climbing a route that's too hard

 

Unknown: The easiest route at Moon Hill, just right of the arch

 

View from Moon Hill

Jim standing beneath the arch on Moon Hill (Copyright Eric Gregory)

  Thumb Peak
 

Happy New Year: At the second belay on Happy New Year

 

Happy New Year: View from the second pitch of Happy Near Year (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Happy New Year: View from the second pitch of Happy Near Year (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Happy New Year: Jim, worried, at the second belay (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Happy New Year: Jim, happy, at the second belay (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Happy New Year: Rappelling from the second pitch of Happy Near Year (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Happy New Year: Thumb Peak with some Chinese climbers establishing a new line (they are barely visible) (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Happy New Year: View from the second pitch of Happy Near Year (Copyright Eric Gregory)

 

Happy New Year: Thumb Peak with the Happy New Year route

 

Happy New Year: Thumb Peak with the Happy New Year route

 

Happy New Year: Topo of Happy New Year (Copyright Eric Gregory)